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Valentyn Francois
OUD EN NIEUW OOST-INDIEN. BERSCHRYVING VAN’T NEDERLANSH COMPTOIR OP DE KUFT VAN MALABAR, EN VAN ONZEN HANDEL IN JAPAN, MITSGADERS EEN BESCHRYVING VAN KAAP DER GOEDE HOOPE EN’T ELAN MAURITIUS.
Dordrecht & Amsterdam Joannes Van Braam & Gerard Onder de Linden 1726. Volume 5, Part 2. First Edition. With all plates present and ‘Directions to the Binder’ at end. Illustrated with 7 folding plates, 4 full page plates and 9 plates within text, all very finely engraved. The Cape of Good Hope section occupies 170 pages including 7 maps and 11 copper plates. Folio, contemporary embossed vellum, raised edges, leather lettering label gilt titles on the spine, speckled edges. 116, 160, (36 pages), 2 pages misnumbered. Vellum missing from front cover, backstrip defective, internally very fine, very crisp and clean and bright, nearly pristine, plates in excellent condition, highly unusual thus. "One of the most important and comprehensive works on the East. It deals with the Dutch commerce in the Indies, as well as the natural history and the history of the places described. Sometimes called the Encyclopedia of the Dutch Indies, this volumes deals with Malabar, Japan Cape of Good Hope and Mauritius. Valentyn visited the cape in 1685, 1695, 1705, and 1714; he was supplied by the government with a great amount of information, including charts and copies of several important documents. Using this as a basis he added to it from personal observation and from communications, oral and written, from many of the principal residents of the colony." ‘The description of Japan occupies 166 pages in the volume with the very fine large folding map of Japan and two additional engravings while the description of the Cape of Good Hope occupies 170 pages including 7 maps and 11 copper plates, "wor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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