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Vervarelyke schip-breuk van't Oost-Indisch jacht ter Schelling, onder het landt van Bengale; verhalende desselfs verongelukken, en den gruwelijken hongers-noot van 32 schip-breukelingen op zeker onbewoont eilant, daer sy van't wrak met een vlot aenquamen. Als ook hoe sy van het selve eilant in Bengale landen/ en voorts in't velt-leger van den Grooten Mogol, tot in't koningrijk van Assam landewaerts opgevoert zijn. Benevens een bondige beschrijving der koningrijken van Arrakan, Bengale, Martavan, Tanassery, etc. .. 2e druck seer vermeerdert door Willem Kunst, welke het selvige alles mede bygewoont heeft.
Amsterdam, Jacob Meuss & Johannes van Someren, 1675.4to. Modern half vellum, marbled boards. With fine engraved frontispiece and 12 engraved / etched plates, 7 signed by D. Bosboom. (8),96* Second and best Dutch edition, with 4 new plates; first published the same year. - Shipwreck on a desert island, hunger, and cannibalism are the themes in this journal kept by Franz Janszoon van der Heiden, a member of the crew. The ship left Batavia (Jakarta) under captain Jacob Jansz. Stroom in 1661 and wrecked on a sandbank off the shore of Bengal and finally reached mainland Bengal where they were conscripted into the Mogul army to fight against the kingdom of Assam. The gruesome massacre of captives by the Nabob is described and followed by accounts of the kingdoms of Arrakan, Martabab, Tanassery, Bengala and Patan along the coast of the Bay of Bengal from modern Bangladesh to Burma.One of the most well-known Dutch books of a disastrous voyage by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). - Some wormholes in blank margins, age-browned, few stains, otherwise fine. - Scarce.Landwehr, VOC, 422; Tiele 462; Cat. NHSM I, p.188; Huntress 23 C; Lach, Asia in the making of Europe III, p.496.
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