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Oost-Indiën by F. Valentyn.

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Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyd in die gewesten, benevens eene wydlustige beschryvinge der Moluccos, Amboina, Banda, Timor, en Solor, Java, en alle de Eylanden onder dezelve landb - Valentijn François (1666-1727).

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Item Number:  1658
Category:  Books > Books with Maps

Valentyn François (1666-1727). Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyd in die gewesten, benevens eene wydlustige beschryvinge der Moluccos, Amboina, Banda, Timor, en Solor, Java, en alle de Eylanden onder dezelve landbestieringen behoorende (...). Als ook (...) van Choromandel, Pegu, Arracan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malacca, Sumatra, Ceylon, Melabar, Celebes of Macassar, China, Japan, Tayouan of Formosa, Tonkin, Cambodia, Siam, Borneo, Bali, Kaap der Goede Hoop en van Mauritius. ... Dordrecht-Amsterdam, J. Van Braam - G. Onder de Linden, 1724-1726. 5 parts in 8 vols. Folio (34 x 220,5 cm), 19th cent. black half calf, gilt spines, engraved frontisp., portrait, 268 maps and plates of views, costume, natural history subjects, etc., and portraits of Dutch navigators and administrators, some double page, many folding + 84 textills. (incl. 3 woodcuts) + folded tables. Some library stamps, occas. waterstained in upper margin, some pages age-toned/ foxed. Overall a good set with some minor defects.

Landwehr (VOC), 467;

A monumental work on the history of the Far East (including Persia), especially on the navigations of the Dutch in the East Indies, which is unlikely to be superseded as many of the documents which the author made use of are no longer available. It gives an extremely detailed historical information and descriptions of not only the Dutch East Indies, but also of Japan, Formosa, Indochina, Ceylon, India and Cape of Good Hope.
François Valentijn, a clergyman, made two voyages to the East Indies staying for several years and collecting material for this work. Apart from its fine engravings the work is of particular interest cartographically, containing remarkable maps of Australia, probably drawn after manuscript maps, now lost. Also included is an account of Tasman's voyages illustrated with small charts adapted from Tasman's diaries.