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AALBERS, J. Rijcklof van Goens, commissaris en veldoverste der Oost-Indische Compagnie, en zijn arbeidsveld, 1653/54 (Ceylon) en 1657/58 (India). Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1916. Cloth. With 3 folding facsimile maps and several plates. (16),221 pp. -(Stamp on title-page). [Boeknr.: 6254 ]

€ 25,00

ABEYASINGHE, Tikiri. Portuguese regiments on Sri Lanka. Colombo, Department of Nacional Archives, (ca. 1970). Wrappers. [Boeknr.: 34314 ]

€ 35,00

ANTHONISZ, R.G. Report on the Dutch records in the Government Archives at Colombo. With appendices. Colombo, H.C. Cottle, 1907. Original printed wrappers. With folding plate, folding plan of fort of Colombo in 1751 and 6 facsimiles. (6),138 pp. - Rare. [Boeknr.: 33455 ]

€ 95,00

BALDAEUS, Philippus. Afgoderye der Oost-Indische heydenen. Opnieuw uitgegeven en van inleiding en aanteekeningen voorzien door A.J. de Jong. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff,1917. Wrappers (spine dam.; name cut from title-page). With 13 plates. LXXXV,236 pp. Philippus Baldaeus (1632-1672) was a Dutch Reformed missionary to Ceylon. [Boeknr.: 147 ]

€ 45,00

BALDAEUS, Philippus. Afgoderye der Oost-Indische heydenen. Opnieuw uitgegeven en van inleiding en aanteekeningen voorzien door A.J. de Jong. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff,1917. Cloth. With 13 plates. LXXXV,236 pp. Philippus Baldaeus (1632-1672) was a Dutch Reformed missionary to Ceylon. [Boeknr.: 32758 ]

€ 65,00

BALDAEUS, Philippus. Naaukeurige beschryvinge van Malabar en Choromandel, der zelver aangrenzende ryken, en het machtige eyland Ceylon. Nevens een omstandige en grondigh doorzochte ontdekking en wederlegginge van de afgoderye der Oost-Indische heydenen. .. Zijnde hier by gevoeght een Malabaarsche spraak-konst. Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius van Waasberge en Johannes van Someren, 1672.3 volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary blindtooled vellum (1 hinge restored), with modern ties. With title printed in red and black with printer's device, engraved allegorical title-page, coat of arms, 1 (of 2) engraved portrait by A. Blooteling of the authour (missing the portrait of Geraerd Hulst), 3 plates depicting Malabar characters, 34 engraved maps and plates (mostly double-page), and 52 engravings in the text. (10),198;132 (=232);188,(11) pp. First edition.- The book by Filippus Baelde (1632-1672) is divided into three parts: the first is a description of coastal India, the second treats Ceylon, and the third is a discussion of Indian religion. In the first two parts he describes the towns, their trade, the surrounding countryside, and the people, and he devotes a large amount of space and much detail to the rise of Portuguese power in the various parts of India and to the later Dutch conquest of many of those places. In part two, for example, he uses about 150 pages to tell the story of the Portuguese conquest of Ceylon, Portuguese relations with the king of Kandy, Dutch negotiations with Kandy beginning with Spilbergen's visit in 1602, the Dutch conquest of Portuguese Ceylon, the VOC's continued difficulties with Kandy, the problems of governing Ceylon, and the attempts to reform the church there. Baldaeus' description of Hindu religion in part three depends heavily on Abraham Roger's work but also contains new information gained from his own observations' (Lach, Asia in the making of Europe, III, p.494). He introduced also some specimens of the Tamil language, including the translation of the Lord's Prayer, the first treatise, printed in Europe, on any Indian language.The fine plates and illustrations, in excellent impressions, represent the cities of Surat, Cochin, Tuticorin, Negapatam, Masulipatam, Galle, Negombo, etc., natives, costums, ceremonies, churches, fighting scenes, fortifications, elephant-hunt, etc. - A most important printed source for the establishment of Dutch power in Ceylon and south India. - A fine copy.Tiele 70; Cat. NHSM I, p.240; Landwehr, VOC, 556; Goonetileke 1912. [Boeknr.: 2034 ]

€ 3250,00

BALDWIN, J. Colombo heritage. Colombo, Lake House Investments, (1986). Oblong 8vo. Wrappers. With illustrations by N. McHarg. 25 pp. [Boeknr.: 32103 ]

€ 18,00

BELT, Albert van den. Het VOC-bedrijf op Ceylon. Een voorname vestiging van de Oost-Indische Compagnie in de 18de eeuw. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2008. Boards. 304 pp. [Boeknr.: 30631 ]

€ 35,00

BES, L., J. GOMMANS, J., G. KRUIJTER. Dutch sources on South Asia c. 1600-1825. Volume I: Bibliography and archival guide to the National Archives at the Hague (The Netherlands). Manohar, 2001. Boards, with dust-jacket. With maps. 424 pp. Dutch sources on South Asia. - This volume deals with the holdings of the National Archives, It comprehensively covers a large array of sources in the Netherlands relating to more than two centuries of close Dutch contacts with the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka. [Boeknr.: 25247 ]

€ 30,00

BES, Lennart. Dutch sources on South Asia c. 1600-1825. Volume II: Archival guide to the Repositories in the Netherlands other than the National Archives (at the Hague, the Netherlands). Manohar, 2007. Boards, with dust-jacket. 508 pp. Dutch sources on South Asia. - 'It comprehensively covers a large array of sources in the Netherlands relating to more than two centuries of close Dutch contacts with the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka'. [Boeknr.: 29715 ]

€ 40,00

BOUDENS, Robrecht. The catholic church in Ceylon under Dutch rule. Romae, Officium Libri Catholici, 1957. Wrappers. With 2 folding maps. 266 pp. - (Bibl. Missionalis). [Boeknr.: 34367 ]

€ 125,00

CEYLON. Provisioneel ende particulier tractaet gemaeckt .. in 's Gravenhage den 27. Martii 1645 tusschen de heer Francisco de Zousa Continho, Raedt ende Ambassadeur van den .. koningh van Portugael .. ende de heeren Gedeputeerden van de .. Staten Generael van de Vereenighde Nederlandtsche Provincien etc. aengaende de controversie over de jurisdictie ende territorie van 't fort Galle. 's Gravenhage, weduwe en erfgenamen van wylen Hillebrandt Jobobsz van Wouw, 1645.4to.With woodcut coat of arms of the States General, lion with sword and 7 arrows, in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes on title-page and woodcut initial on first page. (8) pp. With heading: Translaet uyt het Latyn in de Nederlandtsche tale. - Treaty on the jurisdiction and territory of the fortress at Galle, Sri Lanka, to settle the dispute between the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and Portugal on Fort Galle, a major trading post of the Company. The fort was captured from Portugal in 1640. The Portuguese were finally driven out of the rest of Ceylon in 1658, with the help of the king of Kandy. The Company acquired the monopoly on the cinnamon trade.Knuttel 5202; Landwehr, VOC, 242. [Boeknr.: 33422 ]

€ 295,00

DALGADO, Sebastiao Rodolpho. Dialecto Indo-Portuguès de Ceylao. Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional, 1900.Modern half cloth, original pictorial frontwrapper preserved, uncut. XXIX,259 pp. Scarce original edition. - Luso-Asian dialect of Sri-Lanka.Goonetileke 8188. [Boeknr.: 31613 ]

€ 350,00

DON PETER, W.L.A. Franciscans and Sri Lanka. Colombo, Evangel Press, 1983. Boards, with dust-jacket. XVI,187 pp. [Boeknr.: 34366 ]

€ 65,00

DULM, Frits van. 'Zonder eigen gewinne en glorie'. Mr. Iman Wilhelm Falck (1736-1785), gouverneur en directeur van Ceylon en onderhorigheden. Hilversum, Verloren, 2012. Boards. With illustrations. 453 pp. Interesting biography of the gentleman-lawyer Falck, depicting his period in office as Governor of Ceylon from the age of 28 and his surroundings. The historian Stapel described him as the last great figure in the Company. [Boeknr.: 32767 ]

€ 45,00

GEER, Willem van. De opkomst van het Nederlandsch gezag over Ceilon. Leiden, A.W. Sijthoff, 1895. Original red cloth with gilt lettering (spine discoloured), a.e.g. XV,153; 100 pp. Thesis on the rise of Dutch power in Ceylon/Sri Lanka. [Boeknr.: 6284 ]

€ 125,00

GEVERS DEYNOOT, Willem Theodore. Herinneringen eener reis naar Nederlandsch Indië in 1862. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1864.Original decorated gilt embossed cloth. With tinted lithographed title. (8),234 pp. First edition. - The author, a member of parliament, visited Java, Sumatra, Celebes, the Moluccas and Timor. Singapore, Calcutta, Madras and Ceylon were also visited. - A fine copy.Cat. KITLV p.57; Buur, Persoonlijke documenten, 100; Tiele 381; Cat. NHSM I, p.181. [Boeknr.: 4618 ]

€ 245,00

GOENS, Rijkloff Volkertsz. van. Memoirs of Ryckloff van Goens .. delivered to his successors Jacob Hustaart on December 26, 1663 and Ryckloff van Goens the Younger on April12, 1675. Translated from the original by E. Reimers Colombo, Ceylon Government Press, 1932. 8vo. Later half cloth. XII,112 pp. Selections from the Dutch Records of the Ceylon government. - Dutch and English text. [Boeknr.: 31596 ]

€ 150,00

GOOR, J. van. (Ed.). Trading companies in Asia 1600-1830. Utrecht, 1986. Wrappers. With illustrations. 167 pp. Om PRAKASH. European trade and the economy of Bengal in the 17th and early 18th century; G.J. KNAAP. Coffee for cash. The Dutch East India Company and the expansion of coffee cultivation in Java, Ambon and Ceylon 1700-1730; etc. [Boeknr.: 207 ]

€ 18,00

GOOR, Jurrien van. Dutch 'calvinists' on the Coromandel coast and in Sri Lanka. (Melbourne, 1996). Wrappers. (10) pp. - (Offprint Journal of South Asian Studies). [Boeknr.: 32722 ]

€ 15,00

GOOR, Jurrien van. Jan Kompenie as schoolmaster. Dutch education in Ceylon 1690-1795. Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1978. Wrappers. With 5 illustrations. 205 pp. [Boeknr.: 6289 ]

€ 20,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. Lotgevallen op eene reize van Madras over Tranquebaar naar het eiland Ceilon. 2e druk. Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1826.Sm 8vo. Original printed boards (rebacked). With engraved title depicting Haafner's arrival on the island Caradival and folding plate depicting his meeting with the Jammedaar at Alamparvé after Jacob Haafner by Reinier Vinkeles. VIII,268 pp. Second edition; first published in Amsterdam in 1806. - Travel from Madras to Ceylon in 1806. 'Jacob Haafner (1755-1809) was a proficient writer who produced a whole series of books on his adventures in late 18th century Malabar and Ceylon. He mixed up facts, romance and strong prejudices in very readable stories which provide insight into typical English Enlightment views on colonial and Indian society' (Coolhaas p.66-67). Haafner witnessed the Company's death agony and demise, and wrote about it. He has a lively and compelling manner (Nieuwenhuys, Mirror of the Indies, p.21). - (Margin of 1 leaf damaged with some loss of letters).Tiele 433; Cat. NHSM I, p.243; Landwehr, VOC, 347; Goonetileke 2192. [Boeknr.: 13094 ]

€ 225,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. Reize te voet door het eiland Ceilon. 2e druk. Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1826.Sm. 8vo. Original printed boards (rebacked). With engraved title depicting Jaffnapatnam, hand-coloured plate of Modeliaar, general of the Singhalese, and 2 folding plates after Jacob Haafner by Reinier Vinkeles. VIII,LX263 pp. Second edition, first published in Amsterdam in 1810. - A journey on foot through Ceylon from Jaffnapatnam to Colombo by Jacob Haafner (1755-1809), bookkeeper in the factory of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in Nagapatnam.Tiele 435; Cat. NHSM I, p.242; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 297; Landwehr, VOC, 350; Cf. Goonetileke 2190. [Boeknr.: 33272 ]

€ 375,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. UIT MENSCHLIEVENDHEID ZOUDE IK BARBAAR KUNNEN WORDEN. Reizen in Azie van G. Haafner, Q.M.R. VerHuell, J. Olivier en P.P. Roorda van Eysinga tussen 1770 en 1830. Amsterdam, L.J. Veen, 1992. 4to. Wrappers. With many illustrations. 167 pp. [Boeknr.: 10325 ]

€ 18,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. Verhandeling over het nut der zendelingen en zendelings-genootschappen. Een kritiek op de zending en kolonialisme. Bezorgd en van een inleiding voorzien door J.A. de Moor en P.G.E.I.J. van der Velde. Hilversum, Verloren, 1993. Wrappers. With portrait. 159 pp. [Boeknr.: 9884 ]

€ 18,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. De werken. Deel I. Bezorgd door J.A. de Moor en P.G.E.I.J. van der Velde. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 1997. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 10 plates. 367 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XCI. - Contains Lotgevallen en vroegere zeereizen (1820) & Lotgevallen op eene reize van Madras over Tranquebaar naar het eiland Ceilon (1806). [Boeknr.: 10259 ]

€ 40,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. De werken. Deel II. Bezorgd door J.A. de Moor en P.G.E.I.J. van der Velde. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 1995. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plates. 376 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XCIV. - Contains Reize te voet door het eiland Ceilon (1810) & Reize naar Bengalen en terugreize naar Europa. Dl. I (1822). [Boeknr.: 15331 ]

€ 40,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. De werken. Deel III. Bezorgd door J.A. de Moor en P.G.E.I.J. van der Velde. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 1997. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plates. 479 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XCVI. - Contains Reize in eenen palanquin (1808) & Reize naar Bengalen en terugreize naar Europa. Dl. II (1822). [Boeknr.: 19662 ]

€ 40,00

HOVY, Lodewijk. Ceylonees plakkaatboek. Plakkaten en andere wetten uitgevaardigd door het Nederlandse bestuur op Ceylon 1638-1796. Hilversum, Verloren, 1991. 2 volumes. Cloth. CXLVIII,1014 pp. [Boeknr.: 8055 ]

€ 95,00

IMHOFF, Gustaaf Willem van. Gouverneur Van Imhoff op dienstreis in 1739 naar Cochin, Travancore en Tuticorin, en terug over Jaffna en Mannar naar Colombo (zondag 25 januari tot zaterdag 18 april). Bezorgd door Lodewijk Wagenaar, Anke Galjaard, Marianne Nierop en Marleen Speelman. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2007. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. 352 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging CVI. - Van Imhoff (1705-1750) made, together with Stein van Gollenesse (1691-1755), an official journey for the VOC, to India and Ceylon. An eye-witness account. [Boeknr.: 30592 ]

€ 30,00

JONGENS, E. Het Nederlands-Ceylonese erfgoed. Vierhonderd jaar betrekkingen tussen Nederland en Ceylon/Sri Lanka. (Den Haag, Stichting Nederland-Sri Lanka, 2002). Wrappers. With illustrations (several in colours). 64 pp. [Boeknr.: 25616 ]

€ 15,00

JONGENS, E. De Nederlandse erfenis in Ceylon. Den Haag, Stichting Nederland-Sri Lanka, 1980. Oblong 8vo. Wrappers. With illustrations. 28 pp. [Boeknr.: 28318 ]

€ 15,00

KAN, J. van. Compagniesbescheiden en aanverwante archivalia in Britsch-Indië en op Ceylon. Verslag van een onderzoek in 1929-1930 op last van Z.E. den Gouverneur-Generaal ingesteld. Batavia, G. Kolff & Co., 1931. 8vo. Wrappers. VI,253 pp. [Boeknr.: 15757 ]

€ 95,00

KOLFF, Dirk Hendrik. Driftig van spraak, levendig van gang. Herinneringen van marineofficier Dirk Hendrik Kolff (1761-1835). Ingeleid en bezorgd door V.A.J. Klooster en D.H.A. Kolff. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2011. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations (some in colours). 222 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging CX. - Narrative of the naval officer Dirk Hendrik Kolff referring to his years in the Dutch East Indies, Malaysia, Ceylon, Smyrna and Suriname. [Boeknr.: 32505 ]

€ 30,00

KROMHOUT, R. (Red.). Het machtige eyland, Ceylon en de VOC. 's Gravenhage, SDU, 1988. Wrappers. With many illustrations. 118 pp. [Boeknr.: 6299 ]

€ 18,00

LUTGERT, W.H. Pieter Macaré, independent-fiscaal van Ceylon, 1702-1711. (Middelburg), 1988. Wrappers. (8) pp. - (Offprint KZG). [Boeknr.: 24225 ]

€ 15,00

MEILINK-ROELOFSZ, M.A.P. (Red.). De VOC in Azië. (Bussum, Fibula-Van Dishoeck, 1976). Boards, with dust-jacket. With maps. 243 pp. Contributions by S. Arasaratnam on Ceylon and Coromandel, A. Das Gupta on Suratte and the Malabar coast, H.K. s'Jacob on the Malabarcoast, L.Y. Andaya on Malay, John E. Wills on Taiwan, China and Batavia, M. Kanai on Japan. [Boeknr.: 9860 ]

€ 18,00

MEILINK-ROELOFSZ, M.A.P. Een tentoonstelling Ceylon-Nederland in het verleden, 1602-1796. (No pl.), 1966. Wrappers. With 13 illustrations. (8) pp. - (Offprint KNOB). [Boeknr.: 28651 ]

€ 15,00

MOTTAU, S.A.W. Glossary of terms used in official correspondence of the government of Sri Lanka, compiled from records at the National Archives. Colombo, Government Printing, 1985. Wrappers. VII,220 pp. - (The Sri Lanka Archives). [Boeknr.: 34372 ]

€ 95,00

MULKIRIGALA - CEYLON. Korte beschryving van Adams, en Evaas graf, en graf-zark. (Middelburg, Michiel Schrijver, first half 18th century).Large broadside with half-page engraving depicting Adam's mountain at Mulgirigala with temple and inscriptions below and explanatory text by Christiaan Hansz. Ca. 63 x 46 cm. With the arrival of the Europeans, Mulkirigala was named as Adamís Berg. Europeans confused Mulkirigala with the Sri Pada (Adamís Peak) and have believed that tombs of Adam and Eve were located here. The German author of the explanatory text is Christiaan Hansz whose real name probably is Christoph Langhansz. He served the VOC as a soldier for two years and nine months and stayed on the island of Ceylon in 1695. In 1705 he published in similar fashion as this account, his impressions of Ceylon: Neue Ost-indische Reise (Landwehr, VOC, 327). The printer is Michiel Schrijver, active in Middelburg 1720-1735, whose shop was located at the Beurs and was signposted Cicero. - (Lacking portions of paper at the bottom, with some loss of text (including part of the name of the printer), skilfully restored. - Extremely rare broadside, only one copy known in the Library of Middelburg. - Rare impression of the famous Adam's mountain.Not in Landwehr, VOC or Muller, Historieplaten or Atlas van Stolk; see De Silva and Beumer, Dutch Ceylon, pp. 189-201 for information on Mulgirigala. [Boeknr.: 21281 ]

€ 950,00

MURRAY, John. A handbook for travellers in India and Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon. Including the Portuguese and French possessions and the Indian states. 16th edition. London, John Murray, 1949.Original red cloth (spine discoloured). With 67 maps, plans and illustrations (many folding). CXXIV,792 pp. First published in London in 1859. - Folding map in rear pocket with small tears otherwise a good copy. [Boeknr.: 33737 ]

€ 45,00

NIEVELT, Carel van. (Jan van den Oude). Phantasieën. Leiden, S.C. van Doesburgh, 1874.Original decorated cloth, spine lettered in gilt. (8),257 pp. First edition. - Contains short stories, i.a. De Koningin van't Oosten (Batavia) and De Adamspiek (Ceylon).Buur 143; Nieuwenhuys, Oost-Indische spiegel, pp. 209-212. [Boeknr.: 31861 ]

€ 75,00

NIEVELT, Carel van. (Jan van den Oude). Phantasieën. 2e druk. Leiden, S.C. van Doesburgh, 1879.Original half cloth, spine lettered in gilt. VI,170 pp. Contains short stories, i.a. De Koningin van't Oosten (Batavia) and De Adamspiek (Ceylon).Buur 143; Nieuwenhuys, Oost-Indische spiegel, pp. 209-212. [Boeknr.: 31553 ]

€ 65,00

PABBRUWE, H.J. Dr. Robertus Padtbrugge (Parijs 1637 - Amersfoort 1703), dienaar van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, en zijn familie. Kloosterzande, Duerinck, (1994). Wrappers. With 8 plates. 160 pp. Dealing with Ceylon, the Moluccas and Batavia. [Boeknr.: 13984 ]

€ 30,00

PARANAVITANA, K.D. An inventory of Sri Lanka maps in the General State Archives in the Netherlands. Colombo, Ministry of Plan Implementation, (1984). Wrappers. With maps. XXII,52 pp. [Boeknr.: 30580 ]

€ 25,00

PARANAVITANA, K.D. Land for money. Dutch land registration in Sri Lanka. (Colombo, 2001). Boards. With illustrations. XIV,164 pp. [Boeknr.: 25825 ]

€ 30,00

PAULUSZ, J.H.O. & B.A. LOND. (Ed.). Secret minutes of the Dutch Political Council 1762. Colombo, Gouvernment Press, 1954. 8vo. Half cloth. With 3 maps. 349 pp. Dutch Records. - The minutes of the Political Council 1762 span the period of Dutch rule in Ceylon / Sri Lanka. - Rare. [Boeknr.: 34364 ]

€ 225,00

PUTTEN, L.P. van. Koopman en diplomaat. Gouverneurs en directeuren van Ceylon 1640-1796. (Met bijdragen van) W. van den Eelaart en R.H.J. Egeter van Kuyk. (Rotterdam, Ger Guijs, 2006). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many coloured illustrations. 223 pp. [Boeknr.: 29773 ]

€ 30,00

RAAT, A.J.P. The life of Governor Joan Gideon Loten (1710-1789). A personal history of a Dutch virtuoso. Hilversum, Verloren, 2010. Boards. With many illustrations, several in colours. 830 pp. The Life of Joan Loten, the 'naturalist Governor of Ceylon', details his personal history and his professional career as a servant of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It contains an inventory of his natural history drawings in the London Natural History Museum and Teylers Museum at Haarlem. [Boeknr.: 31757 ]

€ 75,00

ROSSANDER, Carl J. Rubinö. Reseminnen från Ceylon. Stockholm, Wilhelm Bille, (1894).Contemporary half green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 24 photographic plates. (6),142 pp. First edition. - Chapters on the history of Ceylon, Colombo, Galle, Kandy and Peradenlya, Anuradhapura, the tea districts, Nuwera Eliya and Hereratgoda. - Fine.Goonetileke 2295C. [Boeknr.: 32862 ]

€ 75,00

SALMON, Thomas. Tegenwoordige staat van de koninkryken Pegu, Ava, Arrakan, Acham. Als mede van het eigentlyke India, of het ryk van den Groten Mogol, en van Malabar, Kormandel, en het eiland Ceilon. Nu vertaald en merkelyk vermeerderd door M. van Goch. 2e druk. Amsterdam, Isaac Tirion, 1741.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With engraved title, 2 folding maps (India and Ceylon), and 10 engraved plates (7 folding). (8),680,(8) pp. Original issued as Modern history: or present state of all nations. London 1725-1739. Translated into Dutch:Hedendaagsche historie, of tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren. Volume III contains an ample description of India, Bangladesh, Birma and Ceylon. Tiele 1033; Cordier, B.I., col. 731; Goonetileke 2049. [Boeknr.: 5378 ]

€ 525,00

SCHAIK, Ad van. Sri Lanka. Een dictionnaire amoureux. Reisboek. Soesterberg, Aspekt, 2011. Wrappers. With illustrations. 164 pp. [Boeknr.: 32836 ]

€ 18,00

SCHOUTEN, Wouter. Oost-Indische voyagie, vervattende veel voorname voorvallen en ongemeene vreemde geschiedenissen/ bloedige zee- en landt-gevechten tegen de Portugeesen en Makassaren, belegering/ bestorming en verovering van veel voorname steden en kasteelen. Mitsgaders een curieuse beschrijving der voornaemste landen, eylanden, koninckrijcken en steden in Oost-Indien; haar wetten, zeden, godsdiensten, costuymen, drachten, dieren, vruchten en planten. Als oock sijn seer gevaerlijcke wederom-reyse naer't vaderlandt/ daer in een bysondere harde ontmoetinge met d'Engelsche oorloghs-vloot/ soo in Bergen Noorwegen/ als in de Noord-Zee. Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs & Johannes van Someren, 1676.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary vellum (sl. soiled), with title in manuscript on spine. With engraved allegorical title-page, engraved portrait, 4 half-page illustrations and 43 engraved plates (20 double-page) after the author. (12),328; 253,(23) pp. First edition. - Wouter Schouten (1638-1704) spent 7 years as a physician in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the East 1658-1665. His travel-account stayed very popular for a long time because of his ample and vivid descriptions of the countries, the different peoples and anything of note concerning the animals, plants, etc. of Java, Amboyna, Ternate, Celebes, Cape of Good Hope, coast of Coromandel, Malabar, Persia, Arabia, Ceylon, etc. With fine engraved views of Batavia, Ternate, Malacca, Makassar, Colombo, Cape of Good Hope etc. by C. Decker and J. Kip. Most of them are the first accurate topographical views of these towns. Because of the bad weather the fleet arrived on the return voyage in Bergen (Norway), where Schouten eyewitnessed the attack by the English in 1665. 'Schouten was an observant traveller who explored inland into the environs of nearly every port-of-call, sometimes by himself or with a small group of comrades. His narrative, full of anecdotes as well as information gleaned about countries he had not visited, became particularly popular with readers in the eighteenth century, when it was republished in no fewer than seven editions' (Howgego p.947). 'As a physician, Schouten had a more than ordinary interest in flora and fauna and in hygiene and living conditions' (Lach, Asia in the making III, p.955). - Occasionally some minor staining, margins of 1 plate restored with loss of very small part of the image, added a plate index in manuscript. - A good copy of the rare editio princeps.Tiele 990; Cat. NHSM I, p.174; Landwehr, VOC, 283; Mendelssohn II, p.279-80. [Boeknr.: 29029 ]

€ 4750,00

SCHOUTEN, Wouter. De stadt Colombe. (Amsterdam, 1676).Engraving by Coenraet Decker of the roadstead of Colombo, with many Dutch ships. Ca. 19 x 28,5 cm. From: Wouter Schouten Oost-Indische voyagie. - 'Many landmarks of the old city are identifiable from Schouten's view which looks on to the harbour directly from the north. There are, from right to left: the bastion Santa Cruz (at the root of the modern breakwater), with a watchtower and buildings that are probably warehouses. The Dutch later called this Water Pas battery' (De Silva & Beumer, Illustrations and views of Dutch Ceylon, p.219). - Vivid harbour scene. [Boeknr.: 34042 ]

€ 95,00

SCHREUDER, Jan. Memoir.. delivered to his successor Lubbert Jan Baron van Eck on March 17, 1762. Translated from the original by E. Reimers. Colombo, 1946. Cloth. XII,202 pp. Selections from the Dutch Records of the Ceylon Government. - Dutch and English texts. [Boeknr.: 6315 ]

€ 65,00

SILVA, R.K. de & W.G.M. BEUMER. Illustrations and views of Dutch Ceylon 1602-1796. A comprehensive work of pictorial reference with selected eye-witness accounts. London, Serendib Publications, 1988. 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With 390 illustrations (150 in colours). VIII,495 pp. This work offers ready access to a rich range of pictures and a wealth of material of the shared past of Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. [Boeknr.: 241 ]

€ 65,00

SILVA, R.K. de. Early prints of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1800-1900. With biographical information, bibliographical details, comments and notes. London, 1985. 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With 156 coloured plates. IX,362 pp. First comprehensive compilation of 19th century plates of Ceylon. The fine plates provide an invaluable topographical record of the island. [Boeknr.: 6929 ]

€ 65,00

SPILBERGEN, Joris van. Historis journael van de voyage gedaen met 3 schepen uyt Zeelant naer d'Oost-Indien onder het beleyt van den commandeur Joris van Spilbergen, sijn eerste reyse. In den jare 1601.1602.1603.1604. Als meede beschryvinge vande tweede voyage ghedaen met 12 schepen na d'Oost-Indien onder den admirael Steven vander Hagen. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1648.4to. Later blind-tooled vellum. With large woodcut title-vignette depicting two vessels and double-page engraved plate depicting six views. 96 pp. The journal of Joris van Spilbergen was first published in Delft in 1605 by Floris Balthasar; with armorial bookplate of David Dunlop. - The trading pioneers in Holland, in this case the House of Moucheron in Zealand, fitted out an expedition to Sri Lanka under command of Joris van Spilbergen. Daily events concerning this voyage and his visit to the king of Kandy were carefully recorded. After admiral Spilbergen had established the first link between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands, he set sail for Acheh for negotiations with the sultan and hunting for Portuguese ships. The second voyage, under Steven van der Haghen, is the first voyage sent out to the East entirely under the auspices of the Dutch East India Company in 1603, with twelve heavily armed vessels taking about 1200 men. With descriptions of Goa and Cochin, Pegu (Burma) and the capture of Ambon and Tidor. Also with Van Hagen's fleet was the yacht Duyfken under Willem Jansz, who was to become the discoverer of Australia (Howgego p.470). - Two important voyages combined in one volume. - A fine and scarce copy.Tiele 1022; Tiele, Mémoire, 143; Landwehr, VOC, 198; Howgego S158; Lach, Asia in the making of Europe III, p.444; See De Silva & Beumer, Illustrations and views of Dutch Ceylon 1602-1796. [Boeknr.: 15523 ]

€ 4850,00

SPILBERGEN, Joris van. 't Historiael journael/ van de voyagie ghedaen met drie schepen/ ghenaemt den Ram, Schaep, ende het Lam, ghevaeren uyt Zeelandt, van der stadt Camp-Vere, naer d'Oost-Indien, onder 't beleyt van admirael Joris van Spilbergen, gedaen in de jaren 1601,1602,1603 ende 1604. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. (Missing all 10 plates). 62 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - Financed by Bathasar de Moucheron, Van Spilbergen's three ships left Verre in Zeeland on May, 1601. From May 30 to September 2, 1602, the fleet was anchored at Batticaloa on Ceylon while Van Spilbergen and his entourage negotiated a treaty with the king of Kandy. Between September 16, 1602, and March 30, 1603, they were in Acheh negotiating with the sultan and hunting for Portuguese ships. In February, 1603, VOC ships arrived in Acheh and Van Spilbergen's fleet joined them. After spending most of the summer of 1603 in Bantam, Van Spilbergen returned to Vlissingen on March 24, 1604 (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III,1, p.443-444). Proceeding around the Cape he named Elizabeth Island (= Dasseneiland) after his wife, and entered and named Tafel Baay (=Table Bay) after the flat-topped mountain overlooking it (Howgego p.987).Landwehr, VOC, 250; Mendelssohn II, p.416. [Boeknr.: 35241 ]

€ 175,00

STEIN VAN GOLLENNESSE, Julius van. Memoir of Julius Stein van Gollennesse, Governor of Ceylon 1743-1751 for his successor Gerrit Joan Vreeland 28th February, 1751. Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Sinnappah Arasaratnam. Colombo, Government Printing, 1974. Wrappers. (8),154 pp. Selections from the Dutch Records of the Government of Sri Lanka. - Dutch and English texts. [Boeknr.: 34316 ]

€ 95,00

TERPSTRA, H. Compagniesonderwijs op Ceilon. Groningen, P. Noordhoff N.V., (no date). Wrappers. (24) pp. - (Offprint). [Boeknr.: 33700 ]

€ 15,00

TERWEN-DE LOOS, J(eanne). Het Nederlands koloniale meubel. Studie over meubels in de voormalige Nederlandsche koloniën Indonesië en Ceylon. Franeker, T. Wever, (1985). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 96 illustrations. 183 pp. [Boeknr.: 6201 ]

€ 40,00

TIRION, Isaak. Nieuwe kaart van't eiland Ceilon. Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, (ca. 1750). Engraved map of Ceylon, contemporary coloured by hand. Ca. 28 x 36 cm. New map of the island of Ceylon. - A fine old coloured map with wide margins.Koeman III, p. 128; Paranavitana & De Silva, Maps and plans of Dutch Ceylon, p.58. [Boeknr.: 6297 ]

€ 225,00

VALENTIJN, François. Description of Ceylon. Translated and edited by Sinnappah Arasaratnam. London, 1978. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With folding map and 13 plates. XV,395 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 149. - This edition of Valentijn embraces the part dealing with Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in the fifth volume of his Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien, 1726 (Old and New East Indies). [Boeknr.: 6322 ]

€ 30,00

VALENTIJN, François. Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands Mogentheyd in die gewesten, benevens eene wydlustige beschryving der Moluccos, Amboina, Banda, Timor, en Solor, Java .. Suratte .. Choromandel, Pegu, Arracan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malacca, Sumatra, Ceylon, Malabar, Celebes of Macassar, China, Japan, Tayouan of Formosa, Tonkin, Cambodia, Siam, Borneo, Bali, Kaap de Goede Hoop en van Mauritius. Dordrecht, Amsterdam, J. van Braam, G. onder de Linden, 1724-1726. Reprint. Franeker, 2002-2004. 5 volumes in 8. Folio. Artificial leather. With 241 portraits, maps, plates and illustrations. One of the most extensive works on the history of the Far East (including Persia), which never can be superseded as many of the documents of which the author made use, do not longer exist. François Valentijn (1666-1727) was a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church who lived for many years on Amboyna and Java. During this period he collected an enormous mass of information, especially in the fields of history, geography and ethnology, concerning all parts of the world where the VOC was active: Indonesia, with large parts on Batavia and the Moluccas, Persia, Malacca, Ceylon, India, Cape of Good Hope, Japan, China and Formosa, etc.. The work is profusely illustrated with numerous fine engraved maps, plans, portraits and spectacular views. They are engraved by the best artists of the time like F. Ottens, J.C. Philips, G. Schouten, J. Goeree etc. mostly after designs by M. Balen. Apart from the fine engravings the work is of particular interest for its cartography. It contains interesting maps of Australia, probably drawn after manuscript maps now lost. For his descriptions of the natural history of Amboyna Valentijn used i.a. the unpublished 'Amboinsch Dierboek' by the famous naturalist Rumphius, of which the original manuscript has been lost. [Boeknr.: 24014 ]

€ 375,00

VALENTIJN, François. Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands Mogentheyd in die gewesten, benevens eene wydlustige beschryving der Moluccos, Amboina, Banda, Timor, en Solor, Java .. Suratte .. Choromandel, Pegu, Arracan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malacca, Sumatra, Ceylon, Malabar, Celebes of Macassar, China, Japan, Tayouan of Formosa, Tonkin, Cambodia, Siam, Borneo, Bali, Kaap de Hoede Hoop en van Mauritius. Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Joannes van Braam, Gerard onder de Linden, 1724-1726.5 parts in 8 volumes. Folio. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt and with black title-labels (later boards). With engraved allegorical frontispiece, printed title-page in red and black, folding portrait of Valentijn, 19 portraits of the Governors-General, and 326 illustrations, maps, plans, bird's-eye views and plates (most of them double-page or folding; including fragments of Javanese manuscripts). First edition. - One of the most extensive works on the history of the Far East (including Persia), which never can be superseded as many of the documents of which the author made use, do not longer exist. François Valentijn (1666-1727) was a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church who lived for many years on Amboyna and Java. During this period he collected an enormous mass of information, especially in the fields of history, geography and ethnology, concerning all parts of the world where the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was active: Indonesia, with large parts on Batavia and the Moluccas, Persia, Malacca, Ceylon, India, Cape of Good Hope, Japan, China and Formosa. The work is profusely illustrated with fine engraved maps, plans, portraits and spectacular views. They are engraved by the best artists of the time like F. Ottens, J.C. Philips, G. Schouten, J. Goeree etc. mostly after designs by M. Balen. Apart from the fine engravings the work is of particular interest for its cartography. It contains interesting maps of Australia, probably drawn after manuscript maps now lost. For his descriptions of the natural history of Amboyna Valentijn used i.a. the unpublished 'Amboinsch Dierboek' by the famous naturalist Rumphius, of which the original manuscript has been lost. - (Not inserted and also not mentioned in the plate-index is the portrait of Governor General De Haan). - With bookplates of J.C. Pabst and A.A.H. Stolk. - A truely desirable copy.Tiele 1121; Cat. NHSM p.502; Landwehr, VOC, 467; Ruinen C 44; Alt-Japan-Katalog 1570; Cordier, Bibl. Japonica (and) Indosinica col. 426-428 (and) col. 927-930; Nissen, ZBI, 4213; SAB IV, p. 549. [Boeknr.: 33496 ]

€ 39500,00

VELDE, Paul van der. Wie onder palmen leeft. De sublieme wereld van Jacob Haafner (1754-1809). Amsterdam, Bert Bakker, 2008. Wrappers. With plates. 223 pp. 'Jacob Haafner (1754-1809) was a proficient writer who produced a whole series of books on his adventures in late 18th century Malabar and Ceylon. He mixed up facts, romance and strong prejudices in very readable stories which provide insight into typical English Enlightment views on colonial and Indian society' (Coolhaas p.66-67) [Boeknr.: 30743 ]

€ 18,00

VERKERK PISTORIUS, A.W.P. Ceylon. Indische volksbelangen. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1874.Original printed wrappers. 272 pp. Original edition. - Public interest of Ceylon. With appendix in English: Report of the Services Tenure Commissioner, in Ceylon, for 1870; The road ordinance, 1861, and the branch road's ordinance.Goonetileke 5773. [Boeknr.: 1049 ]

€ 95,00

WAGENAAR, Lodewijk. Cinnamon and elephants. Sri Lanka and the Netherlands from 1602. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum & Nijmegen, Vantilt, 2016. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 217 pp. [Boeknr.: 33970 ]

€ 25,00

WAGENAAR, Lodewijk. Kaneel en olifanten. Sri Lanka en Nederland sinds 1602. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum & Nijmegen, Vantilt, 2016. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 200 pp. [Boeknr.: 33969 ]

€ 25,00

WARWIJCK, Wybarnd & Sebald de WEERT. Historische verhael/ vande reyse gedaen inde Oost-Indien, met 15 schepen voor reeckeninghe vande Vereenichde Gheoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie, onder het beleydt van ... Wybrandt van Waerwijck, als admirael/ ende Sebaldt de Weert, als vice-admirael. Wt de Nederlanden ghevaeren in den jare 1602. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. (All 6 plates missing). 88 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - In 1602, consequent to the formation of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), Van Warwijck was commissioned to command a fleet of 15 vessels, under instructions from the VOC to seek out reliable spice markets and find a suitable location for a permanent headquarters in the East. It was prepared and financed by pre-VOC entrepreneurs as part of the transition to VOC monopoly (Howgego p.1093). Admiral Wybrand van Warwijck and Vice-Admiral Sebald de Weert visited Bantam, Ceylon, Acheh, Johore, Patani and the Pescadores Islands off the coast of China. Van Warwijck's fleet intensified hostilities with the Portuguese and captured many Portuguese vessels off Ceylon, in the Straits of Malacca, and along the Malay coast. Van Warwijck concluded alliances with the rulers of Johore, Acheh, and Kandy against the Portuguese. He justified his depredations as but proper retaliation for the murder of Van Neck's men at Macao a few years earlier. The Pescadores and the negotiations with the Chinese officials are described in considerable detail in Van Warwijck's account. His negotiations in Acheh, Hahore, and Patani, and De Weerd's in Ceylon, are painted in rich detail. A rather full description of Acheh is included as well. Commelin inserted into the account several ordinances and instructions for the new factory established by Van Warwijck in Bantam - the first Dutch factory in the Indies. There is also a brief description of Makassar despite the fact that no ships from the fleet went there. No other edition of Van Warwijck's voyage exists (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III,1, p.466). Landwehr, VOC, 250. [Boeknr.: 35240 ]

€ 275,00

WAUGH, Alec. Hot countries. New York, The Literary Guild, 1930. Original pictorial cloth. With woodcuts by Lynd Ward. VIII,304 pp. Visiting Tahiti, La Martinique, Siam, Ceylon, the New Hebrides, etc. [Boeknr.: 31761 ]

€ 30,00

ZWIER, Willem. Het verdrag van 1766 tusschen de O.I.Compagnie en den vorst van Kandi (Ceylon). Amsterdam, H.J. Paris, 1927. Wrappers. With maps. 93 pp. - (Thesis). [Boeknr.: 6324 ]

€ 45,00


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