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Batavia, in deszelfs gelegenheid, opkomst, voortreffelyke gebouwen, hooge en laage regeering, geschiedenissen, kerkzaaken, koophandel, zeden, luchtgesteldheid, ziekten, dieren en gewassen.Amsterdam, J.W. Smit and W. Holtrop, 1799. 4 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 11 folding engraved maps, views and plates. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.
- V.d. Krogt, Advertenties 1670; Landwehr & Vd. Krogt, VOC 499; Tiele, Bibl. 77*. Reissue of the first edition, with a new title-page and preface, of a beautifully illustrated encyclopaedic account of Batavia (Jakarta), with extensive information on its history, government, economy, inhabitants, religion, natural history, climate and tropical diseases (including beriberi), and on the trade carried on by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the East Indies.The plates, some by the celebrated engraver Mathias de Sallieth, show ships anchoring off the coast of Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope, the island of Onrust near Batavia, the colonial government residence, the market, the Diestpoort, castle and laboratory of Batavia, as well as birds of paradise and reptiles. The maps and plans include a large folding plan of Batavia (71 x 43 cm).With bookplate on pastedown. Parts 3 and 4 with a few waterstains, some plates slightly browned, binding slightly worn and spine damaged at head and foot. Overall in good condition.
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