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SALMON, Thomas and Matthias van GOCH.
Hedendaegsche historie, of tegenwoordige staet van alle volkeren; ... I. deel. Behelzende de tegenwoordige staet der keizerryken China en Japan, als mede van de Ladrones, Filippynsche en Molukkische eilanden, en van Makassar. Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1729. 6 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece by Jan Caspar Philips, 3 engraved folding maps and 7 engraved plates (2 full-page and 5 folding, including 4 signed by Philips and dated 1728-1729). The maps show: (1) China, (2) Japan and (3) the Philippines, including the greater part of Indonesia. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.
[20], 88, [2], 91-200, [4], 203-318, [2], 319-442, [4], 443-554, [8], 555-645, [19], [2 blank] pp.First edition of parts 5-6, with parts 1-4 in the second printing, of the Dutch translation of the first volume of Thomas Salmon's Modern history, or The present state of all nations, covering China, Japan, the Philippines, the Moluccas and Celebes (the present Sulawesi). The original English series appeared in 3 volumes while the enlarged Dutch translation was to appear in 44 volumes, treating the geography, history and culture of nearly every part of the world. The present volume is translated and much enlarged by Matthias van Goch and contains new maps by Isaak Tirion, later used in the German and Italian editions. The present first volume was originally issued in 6 parts, but by the time parts 5 and 6 came out the stocks of parts 1-4 were apparently depleted. Those parts were therefore reprinted for issue in the complete sets of 6 parts.Occasional foxing and browning, but still in very good condition.l Cordier, Indosinica, col. 731; Cordier, Japonica, col. 431; STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 1033.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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