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One of the Earliest Obtainable Views of Singapore

Rare early view of Singapore, published in Paris in 1846.

Rare lithograph of Singapore made from sketches while the Astrolabe and Zellee, under the command of Dumont D'Urville (1790-1842) anchored at Singapore for six days in June 1839.

The view illustrates a Chinese junk among European ships.  The first European Court House in Singapore is shown on the right.

The view was created during the expedition of Dumont D'Urville (1790-1842), from sketches drawn while the Astrolabe and Zellee, anchored at Singapore for six days from June 27 to July 2, 1839.

 

This is the first time we have offered this view for sale. 

Reference
Teo, Chong & Oh P.80, Ill. Plate 14, p.35 Suen p.35