North coast of Java, Indonesia

Title: Nordküste bei Samarang (‘North coast at Samarang’)

Creator: Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Winckelmann & Söhne

Description: Lithograph of the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia. The title refers to what is now the city of Semarang, the fifth largest city in Indonesia. In this image some buildings are visible beyond the hills.

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).

Date: [1850-1854]

Format: Lithograph

Image reference: 09-17a

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