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        Het Oude Goutsche Chronycxken van Hollandt, Zeelandt, Vrieslandt en Utrecht.

      Amsterdam, Boom, Pluymer, Commelinus, 1663. 4o. Full Cardboard with decorated paper covers, worn. (8)+280 pag. Small name in ink on top margin of frontispice and on the free end paper. Illustrated with a frontispice and 36 full page, full figure portraits of the counts of Holland, by Adrianus Matham d.d. 1620. 2nd edition by Scriverius of the anonymous Goudse kroniek, previously attrbuted to Jan van Naaldwijk. Pag 155-280 by Scriverius: By-voegsel and Toets-steen. Scriverius died in 1660. Lit: Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem 436d; Carasso-Kok 152. H225

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        Tomb of Johann Wenzel Wratislaw con Mitrowits [series title: Entwurf einer historischen Architektur]

      The monument erected by Feldmarschall and Governor of the Czech Kingdom, Leopold Anton Joseph Schlik (1663-1723) for his brother Johann Wenzel Wratislaw von Mitrowitz (c.1670-1712) the High Chancellor of Bohemia. Plate from the 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) by Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach, the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. Among the allegorical figures populating the monument are Fama, flying on the left and Time with his sickle and hourglass. Inscribed at the bottom in two columns: 'Brahmahl. Ihrer Excell. Bafandt Craffen Johann Wenzel Bratis=/law von Mitrowiz,welches im Jahr 1714 in der kirchen / ben St. Jacob zu Brag durch Beranstaltung Seines S:Schwa= / gern Ihro Excell: Craffen Leopold Schlik, König: höhm: / Obristen Canzlern auff gerichtet worden ist. // Monument De feu Son, Excellence Le Comte Wratislaw de Mitro=/wiz, erigé dans l'Eglise de St. Jacques à Prague, l'an / 1714 par les soins de son Beau frere S:E: Monseigneur le / Comte Schlik Grand Chancelier de sa Majesté Imperia=/le et Catholique pour le Rojaume de Bohéme'. Signed on the bottom left: 'I: B: Fischers d'Erl: inv: et delin:' Above right: 'TA: XXI' Engraving on paper with broad margins; plate mark: 439 x 310 mm, total: 615 x 427 mm; tears and foxing along the margins; bottom left plate with some slight foxing.

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      London 1663, Herrington. New simulated leather, 326p., 2nd. ed., small folio, corrected & amended, J. Mayock, printer, lower right corner of title page torn away, but rebacked and mended, balance of text complete, pp232-239 misnumbered.RARE * * * . ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE MID-17TH CENTURY . . ALWAYS A RARE & IMPORTANT BOOK . . FOR BETTER OR WORSE, PINTO INTRODUCED THE MUSKET TO JAPAN . *** . This is one of the greatest classics by a European traveler in the East and is an important early resource of Portuguese literature. The work reflects the vigor and energy of one of Portugal's most ambitious explorers. *** COLLECTOR'S CONDITION: . Seldom found complete in collector's condition. . *** SUBTITLE: cont. "...of the East-Indies. With a relation & description of most of the places thereof: their religion, laws, riches, customs & government in the time of peace & war. Where he five times suffered shipwreck, was 16 times sold & 13 times made a slave. Written originally by himself in the Portugal tongue, & dedicated to the majesty of Philip King of Spain. Done into English by H.C. Gent [Henry Cogan]." . *** WRITTEN IN OLDE ENGLISH * NOTE: These two titles were written in "Olde English" of the period & commonly used "F" for "S" therefore below, we faithfully repeat the spelling on the title page, as issued. *** . WHO WAS FERNAND MENDEZ PINTO EXPLORER AND TRAVELER: . Fernand Mendez Pinto [1509-1583] embarked for India in 1537 in a fleet commanded by the son of Vasco da Gamma & traveled for 21 years, fought and traded in China, Tartary, Pegu & the neighboring countries, sailing in every sea. . He is credited with opening up Indo-China due to his misfortune. He went to Poulo Condore off the mouth of the Mekong, and was the traveling companion of St. Francis Xavier. Mendez, a Portuguese adventurer, was a soldier, sailor, merchant, doctor, missionary & ambassador. He sailed out in the fleet commanded by Vasco de Gamma's son & traveled extensively in Asia between 1537-1557. . He was one of the first Europeans to enter Japan, in 1542 and he introduced the musket there. He was in Japan before the arrival of St. Francis Xavier & later became his friend and traveling companion. . For a time, he even joined the Society of Jesus and gave St. Francis the money with to build the first Jesuit establishment in Japan. Mendez accompanied the Jesuits as ambassador from the Portuguese Viceroy of India to the King of Bungo. . A number of the details of his work are obviously taken from other accounts, such as the visits to Ethiopia & Tibet, the total picture given of Asia in the first half of the 16th century has undoubted authenticity. . *** ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE 17TH CENTURY: . This is one of the greatest classics by a European traveler in the East and is an important early resource of Portuguese literature. The work reflects the vigor and energy of one of Portugal's most ambitious explorers. . *** REFERENCES: . WING M1705. . M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIO S. . H. Cordier: INDOSINICA 113 . H. Cordier: SINICA 2069 . Lowendahl 104 . Lust 346 *** .

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        Historien der Nederlanden en haar naburen oorlogen tot het jaar 1612.

      Amsterdam, J.J. Schipper, 1663. (12)+1258+(22) pag. Gebonden in geheel perkament, beetje kapot. Geillustreerd met gegraveerde titel en 55 gravures in de tekst (waaronder fraaie ruiterportretten). B0458.

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      London: Printed by F. Grismond, in the year 1663.. FIRST EDITION 1663. 12mo, approximately 125 x 75 mm, 5 x 3 inches, pages: [20], 1-72, [10] = index, bound in full contemporary sheep. Without the rare 34 page supplement and lacks the first and last blanks A1 and E6 and blank page at D12, binding worn and rubbed with small repairs to spine, corners worn at tips, short crack to top of upper hinge and to bottom of lower hinge, covers still holding, pale foxing and age-browning throughout, ink name to first pastedown, name scribbled out at top of first free endpaper, small neat ink quote on verso of first free endpaper, small paper cutting of an invention tipped-in on last free endpaper, tip of top corner missing from first free endpaper, still a good tight copy with no loose pages. See: Christies, The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part II, page 442 No. 879, also without supplement; The Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts, Part VII, No. 3139, also without supplement; Henry Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Volume I, page 280, No. 5505 and following page showing 4 illustrations from the book; Wing, Short-Title Catalogue 1641-1700, Volume 3, page 509, No. 3532. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De gli annali sacri della Città di Como raccolti, e descritti [..].

      per gli Heredi di Nicolò Caprani [G.B. Ferrario, Giuseppe Gallo]. 4 volumi in-4° (cm. 23), legature in p. pergamena con titolo ms. ai dorsi (rimontate le prime due); pp. [16] 1042 [6], [24] 1018 [6], [8] 710, [4] 211 [1b] 67 [1] 18 [1] in ottimo stato, fregi e capilettera in silografia; integrazione al margine bianco inferiore delle ultime carte non numerate del primo tomo, lievi fioriture sparse, timbri di duplicato alienato ai frontespizi; manca l'antiporta al primo volume come in quasi tutti gli esemplari. Edizione originale completa della deca prima (1663), seconda (1683), terza (1734) e dell'Appendice (1735). Raccoglie le memorie cittadine dalla fondazione al 1637 con una grande quantità di preziose notizie. «Raro» [Bocca 1500]. Cfr. Lozzi 1305; Coleti 49. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Het Oude Goutsche Chronycxken van Hollandt, Zeelandt, Vrieslandt en Utrecht.

      - Amsterdam, Boom, Pluymer, Commelinus, 1663. 4o. Full Cardboard with decorated paper covers, worn. (8)+280 pag. Small name in ink on top margin of frontispice and on the free end paper. Illustrated with a frontispice and 36 full page, full figure portraits of the counts of Holland, by Adrianus Matham d.d. 1620. 2nd edition by Scriverius of the anonymous Goudse kroniek, previously attrbuted to Jan van Naaldwijk. Pag 155-280 by Scriverius: By-voegsel and Toets-steen. Scriverius died in 1660. Lit: Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem 436d; Carasso-Kok 152. H225

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        De Hoopman van weisheyt. Le capitaine prudent

      - Medallion with the bust of the "Merchant of Weisheit" (portrait of William of Orange, Willem van Oranje). In the border grotesques with various scenes such as the judgment of Solomon and a representation of the devout monarch, unaffected by death and destruction. Plate from series of four designs for tazzas, with a medallion within a wide border with figures, animals and vines on a dark ground. The border around the medallion and the outer edge include Dutch and French verses. Signed 'THE DE BRI F ET EX' and 'J Wolff ex', possibly Jeremias Wolff (1663-1724), German publisher of the seventeenth century. Engraving on paper, trimmed within platemark; diameter: 123 mm; undocumented state II/2; some soiling, damaged along the border, yellowed and traces of former mounting on the verso; Hollstein 178 (second state undocumented); Guilmard 368; Atlas van Stolk I, 413

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        Marci Aurelii Severini ... de Recondita Abscessuum Natura, Libri VIII. ... Variis additamentis, eorundemq; Iconibus aere incisis adaucti, ac locupletiori rerum, verborum, et historiam indice donati. Accesserunt clarissimorum virorum judicia super hunc de recondita Abscessuum natura tractatum

      Impensis Ioannis Beyeri, Typis Casparis Rotelii - Francofurti, 1663. LATINO 0,63 Seicentino in 4°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, autore e titolo manoscritti sul dorso, molti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, scritte su piatti, tagli e pagine bruniti, alcune pagine con becca, fori di tarlo, qualche scolio. Magnifica antiporta riproducente quella dell'edizione del 1643, scritta "A. R. M. D. emptus (acquistato) Neapoli Anno Domini 1716". Su frontespizio scritta ex libris "Est ... Med. Chirg. Alexandri Rubino". Scritta su controguardia. Presenta lettera dedicatoria della I e della II edizione, segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami, indice dei capitoli, ricco indice delle cose, dei vocaboli e delle storie. Belle illustrazioni in nero, fuori testo. Eleganti testatine, capilettera e finalini in nero. USATO

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        Hudibras. The First Part.

      1663 - Written in the time of the late Wars.Woodcut wreath ornament on the title-page.Fourth Authorized Edition. 12mo. [2]ff, 128pp. Fine copy in contemporary sheep (spine slightly cracked).London: by J. G. for Richard Marriot, Wing B.6302. Thorson, ?The Publication of Hudibras?, Edition D, in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 60 (1966), pp. 418-438. With the imprimatur leaf. Minute worming at the foot, but a fine copy. This is the fourth of five authorized editions of the first part of Hudibras to be published in 1663. There were also four unauthorized editions published in the same year.Provenance: Signature at the head of the title of Robert Davies (1684-1728), of Llanerch and Gwysany, the Welsh antiquary.

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        Freiherrendiplom für Johann von Hainrichsberg mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 2. X. 1663. - Pergamentlibell. 16 SS. 4to. Roter Samteinband mit tw. erhaltenen rotsilbernen Schließbändern, anhängendes Siegel in Wachsschüssel (Großes Kaisersiegel, Österreichische Hofkanzlei, Posse, Siegel, III, 35, Taf. 61/2), ornamentierte Metallkassette mit Ausnehmung für das Siegel. Gegengezeichnet von Graf Sinzendorff.

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        Historia della Republica Veneta. Seconda Impressione.

      Per Combi & La Nou, Venedig 1663 - 2 Bde. Venedig, Per Combi & La Nou, 1663 - 1679. 4°-gr. M. gestoch. Portr. d. Verfass. (im Bd. 2) u. 2 wiederh. Holzschn.-Titelvign. 4 Bll., 744 S.,12 Bll. u. 5 Bll., 736 S.; 18 Bll. Prgt.d.Zt. (Vors.-bl. v. Bd.2 m. Löchern. Prgt. m. leichten Alterssp., ansonsten gutes Exempl.). Ebert 14629; Brunet IV,Sp.5.:"histoire estimee pour son exactitude". Ital. Books 606 (nur Bd.1); Cicogna 574. - Frühes Standardwerk zur venezianischen Geschichte mit Berichtezeit bis 1671. Der Verfass. wurde 1616 in Venedig geboren, studierte dort u. ging 1638 nach Rom, wo er Rathsherr wurde u. 1643 zum Ambassadeur nach Frankreich erwählt, später wieder in Venedig u. Padua Tätig, war er ab 1659 Bibliothekar in St.Marco, als General zur See half er d. Grenzen zwischen Venetien, Dalmatien u.d. Türkei auszuhandeln. - Jöcher III,809.

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        Prinz Eugen von Savoyen - Nach den handschriftlichen Quellen der kaiserlichen Archive - Hier Erster bis Dritter Band komplett!

      Hier Erster bis Dritter Band komplett! 1. Band: 1663-1707. 2. Band: 1708 - 1718. 3. Band: 1719-1736. 8, 494 + 537 + 619 Seiten mit Porträts, Karte im Text, goldgepr. OLeineneinbände - Einbände leicht ber. und Kanten leicht best., Stempel auf Vorsatz, sonst guter altersgemäßer Zustand - 1864. (AB408) (AB408)

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        Imperium Romano-Germanicum, sive Quinquaginta Imperatorum ac Germaniae Regum Elogia: Augustiisimo Romanorum Imperatori Leopoldo [.] Oblata.

      Vienna, Matthäus Cosmerovius, 1663. - 4to. (16), 487, (1) pp. With engr. frontispiece (Gerhart Bouttats sc.) and 50 engravings in the text. Contemporary vellum. Second edition; first printed in 1658 as "Effigies, ac Elogia quinquaginta Germanico-Romanorum Caesarum" (in-folio). "Georg Bouttats also engraved the fifty portraits of the rulers from Charlemagne to Leopold I, with his monogram 'G. B.', which Graesse did not resolve in his 'Tréssor de livres'. The earlier folio edition contains the same illustrations, except for the title page" (cf. Mayer). - The Trient Jesuit N. Avancini (1612-86) taught at Graz and Wien and was poet laureate to Emperor Leopold. - Slightly browned due to paper; the attractive illustrations in good, well-defined impressions. For the engraver G. Bouttats from Antwerp cf. Thieme/B. IV, 477. VD 17, 23:638686V. De Backer/Sommervogel I, 673, 14. Mayer I, 248, 1421. Cf. Thieme/Becker IV, 477 (1st ed.). Cf. Coreth 71. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nogle Betenkninger om det Cimbriske Sprog.

      Kiøbenh. (i.e. Copenhagen), 1663. 8vo. Contemporary full vellum with handwritten title to spine. Nice and tight with little wear. Einar Christiansen's book plate to inside of front board. (10), 200 pp. With the wonderful woodcut illustrated title-page with 11 lovely illustrations allegorically depicting the different chapters. WITH A DATED (1676) ORIGINAL SIGNATURE OF PEDER PEDERSEN SYV INSERTED TO FRONT FREE END-PAPER. The very rare first edition of the first Danish work of comparative linguistics and the first Danish work on comparative history of literature. The work is of seminal importance to the development of the Danish language as the accepted official and written language of Denmark. The seminal philological treatise constituted a programmatic defense of vernacular national languages and Syv is hereby responsible for introducing Danish in a wider spectrum of social domains and to establish a notion of Danish literature as accepted in its own right. Up until Syv, Latin and German were the learned languages of Denmark and the languages used for all matter of official business. But just as Dante had done with Italian, Peder Syv, with the present work, began the quest of making Danish a language also respected for written literature.The Cimbrian language included Scandinavian, Gothic, Slavic, German, and partly English and Russian, and Syv regarded it as one of the oldest tongues in the world, coming from Hebrew and older than Greek and Latin. He refused to view it as originally German. "Peder Syv is sometimes referred to as "the fist Danish grammarian." In this remarkable little book, with its curious illustrated title-page, Syv defends the use of the Danish language in literature. To demonstrate the strength of his native danish tongue, Syv cites the accomplishments of important authors writing in Danish... for example, Huitfeldt, Skonning, Arrebo, Bording, and Pontoppidan." (Reinhardt)Nancy S. Reinhardt: "Danish Literature. An exhibition at the Houghton Library". The Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986, nr. 10.

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        Archiducatus Austriae Superioris Vulgo Supra Anisum cognominatae Nova Descriptio Juxta Aevratisimas dimensiones Abrahami Holzwormii.

      Blaeu, Amsterdam 1663 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline when published. Cartouches partly heightened in gold. Published in Blaeu's Atlas Major. Old colored example, the paper minor toned. In excellent condition.

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      Amsterdam 1663 - Opera tratta dal "Theatrum Civitatum et admirandorum Italiae", pubblicato ad Amsterdam nel 1663; testo descrittivo al verso. Johannes Blaeu, durante la sua lunga attività editoriale pubblica tre volumi sulle città italiane. Nel 1663 i primi tre, suddivisi in Stato della Chiesa, Roma e Regno di Napoli e Sicilia. Alla sua morte i suoi eredi danno alla luce altri due volumi datati 1682 incentrati sulle città del Piemonte e della Savoia, poi ristmapti da altri editori nel 1693 e 1697. Il francese Pierre Mortier pubblica una ristampa nel 1704/5, intitolata "Nouveau Theatre de l’Italie". L’opera è in quattro volumi e comprende le lastre del Blaeu, ritoccate e modificate in piccola parte, integrate dall’aggiunta di numerose nuove mappe di proprio disegno, raffiguranti le città della parte settentrionale della penisola, racchiuse nel primo volume dell’opera. L’atlante del Mortier venne pubblicato con testo latino, francese ed olandese. La particolarità che differenzia le due edizioni di Blaeu e Mortier è rappresentata dal fatto che il testo non è al verso della singola mappa (che quindi è bianca nel retro), ma si trova all’inizio di ogni singolo volume. Il grande successo dell’opera diede origine ad un’ulteriore ristampa, praticamente identica, curata da R. Alberts ed edita nel 1724/5. Le opere tratte dalla prima edizione del Blaeu, 1663, sono caratterizzate dalla presenza del testo al verso e sono piuttorsto rare. Incisione in rame, in buono stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Koeman pp. 332/338. Bird's-eye view of the city, taken from the "Theatrum Civitatum et admirandorum Italia". First edition of this famous map, descriptive text on verso. The plate was later withdrawn by Mortier in the two editions of 1705 and 1724.Copperplate, in good conditions. Literature: Koeman, Bl. 72, pp. 332/338. Rare. Dimensioni 540 445mm

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        Pastor Fido Oder die allerschönste Tragi-Comoedia, Der Getreue Hirte genant/ so jemahls auff dem grossen Theatro der Welt gesehen worden. Anitzo aber in das Hoch-Teutsche auffs fleissigste versetzet. (v. Statius Ackermann).

      Johann Birckner/Eylicker Witwe, Erfurt/Weimar 1663 - 12mo. Mit Kupfertitel sowie 7 blattgr. Kupferstichen. 23 Bl., 408 S. Pgt. d. Zt. m. hs. Rückentitel. VD 17 23:288033Q. - Seltene frühe deutsche Ausgabe der Schäfer-Poesie des Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538-1612), die stilbildend für die "tragicommedia" wirkte. - Pgt. stärker fleckig. Kupfertitel im weißen Rande unten m. Abriß, 1 Bl. (S. 65/66) kaum merkbar durch eingebundene Kopie ersetzt. Papier leicht gewellt, stellenweise fleckig. gr.

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        Ongeluckige voyagie van het schip Batavia uytgevaren onder't beleydt van den E. Francois Pelsaert, na Oost-Indien, en gebleven is op de Abrollos van Frederick Houtman, ... Verhalende 't verongelucken des schips / en de grouwelijcke moordery onder 't scheeps-volck / op 't eylandt Bataviers Kerckhof, nevens de justitie gedaen sen de moetwillige in de jaren 1628 en 1629.

      A rare early illustrated edition of Pelsaert's account of the wreck of the Batavia. Amsterdam : Gillis Joosten Saeghman, n.d. [circa 1663]. Small quarto, later half vellum over marbled boards (rubbed), manuscript title to spine; ex libris bookplates to endpapers; pp 44, title page with woodcut vignette (paper repair to the gutter), allegorical woodcut verso; 6 copperplate vignette illustrations in the text, which is printed in two columns with occasional side notes; occasional pale foxing, else a very good example of this rare work. The story of the shipwreck of the Batavia remains one of the most gripping in all maritime history. In 1629, the VOC ship Batavia under the command of François Pelsaert was wrecked on Morning Reef on the Houtman Abrolhos off the West Australian coast, during her maiden voyage from the Netherlands to Batavia, Java. There were over 300 passengers aboard, mainly settlers, merchants and their families, of whom 40 drowned while attempting to reach shore. The survivors were grouped on two small desolate islands, while Pelsaert and his crew searched the shore on the mainland for a fresh water supply, to no avail. Faced with disaster, Pelsaert and a few companions sailed by longboat along the West Australian coastline and north across the Indian Ocean to the settlement at Batavia, a remarkable feat of navigation which took 33 days and was achieved without fresh supplies. The Batavian Governor-General gave Pelsaert command of a rescue vessel, the Saardam, and he sailed back to the site of the wreck, arriving two months after his original departure. Pelsaert made the horrific discovery that a brutal and sustained massacre had taken place under the authority of Jeronimus Cornelisz, the apothecary he had left in charge in his absence. During the Batavia's voyage Cornelisz had already entertained thoughts of mutiny, and these manifested themselves during Pelsaert's absence. Cornelisz, together with a band of mutineers loyal to him, imposed a reign of terror over the other survivors. More than 110 men, women and children were murdered; the women were subjugated to sexual slavery by Cornelisz and his followers, and Cornelisz eliminated any perceived threats to his personal authority. As part of his strategy to seize control, Cornelisz had sent a party of soldiers to a nearby island in search of water, only to abandon them there to perish. In an ironic twist, this island did hold good supplies of fresh water, and at the time of Pelsaert's return, the abandoned soldiers were engaged in combat with the mutineers; the soldiers had managed to capture Cornelisz, and now held him hostage. As Pelsaert's ship approached, both the mutineers and soldiers raced towards it; the soldier Wiebbe Hayes arrived first and was able to recount the grisly tale of Cornelisz's brutality. The island despot and his main supporters were tried, tortured and executed, and the other mutineers were taken to Batavia for punishment. Before his hanging, Cornelisz's arms were amputated by hammer and chisel, a scene depicted in one of the copperplates. Two offenders, Wouter Loos and a cabin boy, Jan Pelgrom de By, were left abandoned on the Australian mainland and never heard of again. The infamous story of the wreck of the Batavia was first published in Amsterdam in 1647; the first edition is of the utmost rarity. Five editions followed in the seventeenth century, including two pirated versions, and all of these are considered rare. The Saeghman edition is held in only two Australian collections (neither in Western Australia) and a handful of libraries internationally; it has been catalogued at times as being 1648 but is, in fact, probably 1663 (Landwehr). Its six copperplates dramatically illustrate the narrative while the woodcut on the title page shows an imagined scene of the Batavia under sail alongside the Saardam. Landwehr, VOC, 411. Provenance: Jan Francois Leopold de Balbian Vester (1861-1939), journalist and historian of the Dutch East Indies, his bookplate to the front pastedown; Govert L. de Leeuw (twentieth century), his bookplate to front free endpaper; private collection, Australia.

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