Title: Tĕlaga-Patengan (‘Lake Patengan’)
Creator: J Tempeltey
Description: Lithograph of Lake Patengan (or Patenggang) on the island of Java, Indonesia. It is also known as Situ Patengan/Patenggang locally.
Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, a German-Dutch botanist, came to Java as a surgeon in the Dutch colonial army whilst fleeing a ten year prison sentence for murdering a rival in a duel. He settled on the island and lived there for most of the rest of his life, making extensive studies of the land and its people.
This image was published in Junghuhn’s Landschaften-Atlas zu Java, which accompanied his four volume Java: deszelfs gedaante, bekleeding en inwendige struktuur (Java: its shape, vegetation cover and inner construction), (Amsterdam: PN Van Kampen, 1850-1854).
Image reference: 09-19a
Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)