Europe and the Americas

Perhaps the largest melting pot of the world, Europe, provided the world with the most distinguished arts in world history. Exploring Earth and it's seas starting from the 14th and 15th centuries, the Europeans left their marks on all continents, bringing havoc wherever they went. On the other side, Europeans brought their own arts and culture, which often resulted in an aesthetically beautiful combination of styles. If one watches arts and antiques from all over the world, art historically, without the horrors of colonialism in a social-cultural aspect, Europe has connected the world and brought it a beautiful blend of European art and art from all over the world. We offer you, next to objects that are 'just beautiful', pieces that are of great historical significance that show the past should often not repeat itself.

The Americas were discovered in 1462 by Christopher Columbus and the Spanish rapidly conquested the southern part of the continent. In their urge for gold and silver, the indigenous people were quickly extorted on purpose or by disease, often simple like the flu. Many Europeans settled on the continent that rapidly changed, and they took enslaved people from all over the world with them. However historically gruesome, pure art historically it resulted in a unique blend of culture that can still be appreciated nowadays.

 

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Pre-Columbian, 17th/18th century Guyana Brazilian Aruak Indigenous Macana War Club Tribal Art Ethnographic

A splendid and rare Amazon indigenous wamara wood Macana war-club

 

Southern-Guyana or Northern Brazil, Wapitxana group of the Aruak peoples, 18th century, possibly earlier

Jamaica 17th century Tortoiseshell Colonial Comb Case and Combs by Paul Bennett

An extremely rare Jamaican engraved tortoiseshell comb-case with two combs


Former British Jamaica, circa 1670, inscribed and dated ‘Sarah Henly, JAMAICA 1670’, probably by Paul Bennett of Port Royal

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Jamaica 17th century Tortoiseshell Colonial Comb Case

A rare shagreen covered and patridgewood (Andira inermis) veneered coffre fort or Captain’s chest with elaborate gilt brass mounts

Dutch School (19th century)

‘Gezicht op de Reede van Paramaribo’

View of the Paramaribo Waterkant, circa 1935

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Extremely rare copy of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independance 'Declaracion de Independencia de las Siete Provincias Unidas de Venezuela en Congreso de 5 de Julio de 1811'

By Lorenzo Lüthy (c. 1811-1877), printed in Philadelphia, Peter S. Duval, 1841.

A Colonial Commemorating glass with depiction and inscription of slavery Plantation Saxen
Mohammad Ali Pasha and the sale of a white enslaved family

French School (circa 1820)
Un esclave avec son famille est présenté devant Mécmet-aly

A rare commemoraitng Plantation glass with fine engraving of a plantation house and coffee shrubs with a text reading: ‘Het.Welvaaren.Van.De.Plantagie.Saxen’
(the prosperity of the Plantation Saxen)

Dinosaur Drawing by Joseph Smith

Joseph Smit (1836-1929)

‘Iguanodon’

Dinosaur Drawing by John Whymper

Charles Whymper (1853-1941)

‘Triassic Labyrinthodont, and Belemnite’

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Johann Christian Frederici (1766 - 1804)

Prospect van het eyland, en de rheede van St. Iago. Geteekend van Johann Christian Friderici / Verbeelding van de inwoonders op St Iago

Extremely rare and large view on the island and roadstead of St. Lago / depiction of the inhabitants on St. Lago

Porto Praia, Cape Verde, 1783

WIC and VOC books

A West India Company (WIC) notebook and a East India Company (VOC) Religious Manual
 

Portrait of Governor-General Albert Kikkert of Curaçao
Portrait of Governor-General Albert Kikkert of Curaçao

A pair of miniature portraits by Johannes Anspach (1752- 1823) depicting Vice-Admiral and Governor-General of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire, Albert Kikkert (1762-1819)

and presumably his brother Klaas Kikkert
 

Ottoman silk and Gold-Embroidered Cape Costume
Ottoman Gold-Embroidered Cotton-lined Vest Costume

An Ottoman short black velvet, corded gold-embroidered, red cotton-lined vest with sleeves
 

A fine cotton, gold and silk embroidered Ottoman floral Cape with hood and silk lining
 

A complete set of sixteen hand-coloured copperplate engravings depicting Dutch Brazil


From “ The New and Unknown World; or Description of America and the South-Land, containing the origin of the Americans and South-Landers, Remarkable Voyages thither, Quality of the Shores, Islands, Cities, Fortress, Towns, Temples, Mountains, Sources, Rivers, Houses, the Nature of Beasts, Trees, Plants and Foreign Crops, Religion

and Manners, Miraculous Occurrences, Old and New Wars; Adorned with Illustrations drawn from the Life in America, and described by Arnoldus Montanus.” by Arnoldus Montanus (c.1625-1683), published by Jacob Meurs, 1671, Amsterdam.

Augustin Brunias - Enslaved Women of Dominica Painting Colonial
Augustin Brunias - Enslaved Woman of Dominica Bathing Painting Colonial

Augustin Brunias (c. 1730-1796)

      Women of Dominica washing clothes in a stream

      Women of Dominica bathing in a stream

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A unique extremely large hand-drawn manuscript map of Surinam by Albrecht Helmut Hiemcke (German, 1760-1839)

“Colonie Surinaame”, 1830