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ANDRADE, Tonio. De val van Formosa. Hoe een Chinese krijgsheer de VOC versloeg. Vertaald door Tristan Mostert. Franeker, Van Wijnen, 2015. Pictorial boards. With illustrations. 496 pp. Dutch translation of: Lost colony. The untold story of China's first great victory over the West. In the Sino-Dutch War, the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory over the Dutch and captured one of their largest and richest colonies:Taiwan. [Boeknr.: 34021 ]

€ 35,00

COYETT, Frederik. 't Verwaerloosde Formosa, of waerachtig verhael, hoedanigh door verwaerloosinge der Nederlanders in Oost-Indien, het eylant Formosa, van den Chinesen Mandorijn, ende zeeroover Coxinja, overrompelt, vermeestert, ende ontweldight is geworden. Ingeleid en geannoteerd door G.C. Molewijk. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 1991. Cloth. With illustrations. 243 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XC. - Written by the last Dutch governor of Formosa. One of the very few contemporary written accounts of a company servant; dealing with the Dutch and the organization of the VOC on Formosa and the occupation of the island by the Chinese. [Boeknr.: 8967 ]

€ 35,00

DAPPER, Olfert. Gedenkwaerdig bedryf der Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Maetschappye, op de kuste en in het keizerrijk van Taising of Sina: behelzende het tweede gezandschap aen den onder-koning Singlamong en veldheer Taising Lipoui; door Jan van Kampen en Konstantyn Nobel. Vervolgt met een verhael van het voorgevallen des jaers zestien hondert drie en vier en zestig, op de kuste van Sina, en ontrent d'eilanden Tayowan, Formosa, Ay en Quemuy, onder 't gezag van Balthasar Bort. En het derde gezandschap aen Konchy, Tartarsche keizer van Sina en Oost-Tartarye onder beleit van Pieter van Hoorn. Beneffens een beschryving van geheel Sina. Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1670.2 volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt in compartments (top of spine rep.). With engraved allegorical title-page, title printed in red and black, double-page map, 38 engraved plates (5 folding and 27 double-page) and 57 engravings in the text. Pagination very irregular but complete. First edition. - Account of Peter van Hoorn's mission to the Chinese court, sent by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Negociations were carried out from Southeast China, during which vice-admiral Jan van Kampen and Konstantijn Nobel's mission was sent to the Fukien authorities. This second embassy to China incorporates the account of commander Balthasar Bort along the coast of Formosa, Ay and Quemuy in the years 1663-1664. The third embassy took place under Pieter van Hoorn in 1666-1668. The first embassy having been Johan Nieuhof's journey in 1655-56 with Jacob de Keyzer and Pieter de Goyer. Olfert Dapper (1636-1689), physician, geographical and historical scholar, was the author of a series of works dealing with Africa, America and Asia. His works are of special importance because of the fine plates, which include maps, plans and beautiful views and costumes.'One of the most comprehensive descriptions of China published in the Netherlands' (Lach, Asia in the making of Europe, III, p.490). - Some leaves browned but with very good impressions of the plates.Landwehr, VOC, 544; Tiele 304; Cat. NHSM I, p.499; Cordier, BC, col. 2348; Lust 507; Löwendahl 145. [Boeknr.: 24032 ]

€ 7500,00

FOLEY, Fr.J. The great Formosan impostor (George Psalmanazar). St. Louis, Jesuit Historical Institute, 1968. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plates. 126 pp. [Boeknr.: 31532 ]

€ 45,00

FRANCK, Harry A. Glimpses of Japan and Formosa. London, New York, D. Appleton-Century Company, (1924). Contemporary half red morocco, spine lettered in gilt. With photographic plates ('Kodak snapshots') by the author. XI,235 pp. - (With library-stamp on verso title-page). [Boeknr.: 8851 ]

€ 35,00

IMBAULT-HUART, C. L'ile Formose. Histoire et description. Précédé d'une introduction bibliographique par H. Cordier. Paris, 1893. Reprint. Taipei, (1995). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With maps, illustrations and plates. LXXXIV,323 pp. - Chapters 2-4 are dealing with the Dutch in Formosa. [Boeknr.: 29115 ]

€ 55,00

PSALMANAZAR, George An historical and geographical description of Formosa, an island subject to the Emperor of Japan. Giving an account of the religion, customs, manners, &c. of the inhabitants. Together with a relation of what happened to the author in his travels; particularly his conferences with the Jesuits, and others, in several parts of Europe ... London, printed for Dan. Brown, a.o., 1704.Contemporary panelled calf (hinges splitting but holding). With engraved folding plate showing the 'Formosan Alphabet' (with tear), and 15 (of 16) engraved plates showing costumes, money, buildings, boats etc.(margin of folding plate of the funeral sl. dam.; plate 12 missing as often and map missing) XIV,(56),327,(9) pp. First edition. - One of the most fantastic literary forgeries of all times. Psalmanazar (N.F.B. de Rodes ?), a native from the south of France, led the life of an adventurer. Being instructed by Jesuit tutors in the history and geography of Japan he pretended to be a native of Japan, under influence of chaplain William Innes, to render the story more plausible, this was changed into being a native of Formosa. In London he attracted at once popular interest. Psalmanazar invented his own 'Formosan' language etc., and he wrote his fictitious narration. What was not due to his own imagination he borrowed from the accounts of Varenius and Candidius. Doubt at once arose over the authenticity of his narrative, and after Innes was sent as chaplain-general to the English forces in Portugal, he felt incompetent to sustain his imposture unaided. (D.N.B.). 'Its lurid descriptions of polygamy, human sacrifice, cannibalism and infanticide caused a sensation. Allegedly written in Latin, then translated into English, it rapidly went through two editions, with a French translation at Amsterdam in 1705, and a German version at Frankfurt in 1716' (Howgego V, P35). - Age-browned.Alt-Japan-Katalog 1222; Cordier, B. S., col. 281-282; Cordier, B.J., col. 408; Lust 236; Löwendahl 290 (2nd edition); Hill 1398. [Boeknr.: 7340 ]

€ 950,00


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