Abram Salm spent twenty-nine years in Indonesia. His paintings from this period were copied by the celebrated nineteenth century lithographer J. C. Greive, at the behest of the publishers, Frans Buffa & Zonen, of Amsterdam. The latter two had regularly co-operated on major successful topographical works, but the quality and finish of the plates in Java naar schilderijen en teekeningen van A. Salm is generally held to be their greatest effort, and thus represents some of the finest Nineteenth Century lithographic book illustrations to have been published in the Netherlands. "Indeed they may be said to represent the highest point in the depiction of Indonesian topography by chromolithographic printing." J. Bastin in the introductory essay of the facsimile edition of Java naar schilderijen en teekeningen van A. Salm, lid der koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten te Amsterdam. Op Steen Gebracht door J. C. Greive, Jr. (Singapore, Gallery Editions, 1971.) See p. 19. See also the following lot.