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SPILBERGEN, Joris van.
T'historiael journael, van tghene ghepasseert is van weghen drie schepen, ghenaemt den Ram, Schaep ende het Lam, ghevaren uyt Zeelandt vander stadt Camp-Vere naer d'Oost-Indien, onder t'beleyr van Joris van Speiberghen, generael, Anno 1601. den 5. Mey, tot in t'Eylant Celon, vervatende heel schoone gheschiedenissen, die by haer op dese reyse gheschiet zijn, inden tokdt van twee jaer, elff maenden, beghenthien daghen . Ghecorrigeert verbetert ende vermeerdert
Amsterdam Michiel Colijn 1617 - Second (?) edition. Landscape 4to., 41, (1) leaves, large engraved allegorical plate on title with a native woman sitting on a beach surrounded by all kinds of merchandise, large folding engraved plate of the city Kandi on Ceylon (350 x 395 mm), folding map of Ceylon (298 202 mm), 8 full-page and 2 smaller engraved plates in text, some outer margins strengthened, eighteenth-century vellum with double gilt fillets along the edges and gilt floral border with four corner pieces on both sides, title lettered in gold on spine, gilt edges, ties lacking, a most attractive example. The account of the famous journey of the German navigator in Dutch service Joris van Spilbergen (Spielbergen) (1658-1620). Under the auspices of the entrepreneur Balthasar de Moucheron, Spilbergen left for the East Indies with three ships: Het Lam (the lamb), De Ram (the ram), and Het Schaap (the sheep). He sailed from Vere in Zeeland on 5 May 1601. In November he rounded Cape of Good Hope to reach Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in May 1602. Until September the fleet was anchored at Batticaloa on Ceylon's east coast where Spilbergen negotiated with the king of Kandy, promising military assistance against the Portuguese. Between September 1602 and March 1603 he was at Banda Atjeh, in Sumatra, negotiating with the sultan and hunting for Portuguese ships. In February 1603 ships of the newly founded Dutch East India Company arrived at Atjeh and were joined by Spilbergen's fleet. After spending the summer of 1603 at Bantam in Java, Spilbergen returned to Holland and arrived at Vlissingen o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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