Title: Gunung Gunter (‘Mount Guntur’)
Creator: Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Winckelmann & Söhne
Description: Lithograph of the volcano Mount Guntur, on the island of Java, Indonesia, smoking. It erupted frequently in the 19th century. Its name, Guntur, means ‘thunder’ in Indonesian.
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 drawn by Junghuhn and lithographed by Winckelmann & Söhne. It 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: 02-22a
Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)