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(ALEXANDRE, NOëL). Conformita delle cerimonie Chinesi, colla idolatria Greca, e Romana. In conferma dell' apologia de Domenicane missionari della China. Colonia, appresso gli Heredi di Cornelio d'Egmond, 1701.Sm.8vo. Contemporary vellum, autograph title to spine. 158 pp. First published in 1700. - 'The eminent Dominican theologian of the Sorbonne, Noel Alexandre (1639-1724), led the attack in France on the Jesuits' attitude towards the Chinese rites. He published an attack upon the Jesuit position in which he endeavours to show the similarities between the Chinese ceremonies and the idolatrous rites of the Greeks and Romans' (Lach & Van Kley III, p.430). - Age-browned, otherwise fine.Cordier, BS, col. 880; Lust 883 (French ed.); Walraven 128 (French ed.); Löwendahl, Sino-Western relations, 237 (French ed.). [Boeknr.: 30796 ]

€ 650,00

AMBON. Het verblijf der schipbreukelingen van de gestrande stoomboot Willem de 1e op de koraalplaat Lucipara. Amsterdam, J. Vürtheim, (1837).Lithographed plate depicting the shipwrecked abode of the stranded steamer Willem I on the Koraalplaat Lucipara, in the background the sinking ship. Ca. 24 x 30,5 cm. The shipwrecked persons of the Willem I ashore on one of the Lucipara islands near Ambon after stranding of the steamship Willem I on a coral reef in the Bandazee on the night of May 5-6, 1837. Amongst them the governor of the Moluccas François Vincent Henri Antoine de Stuers (1792-1881) and his family. - Vivid scene.Added the rare booklet: SCHIPBREUK van den gouverneur F. Ridder De Stuers op de Lucipara's den 5 van Bloeimaand 1837. Ten voordeele van de gewonde en zieke militairen. Arnhem, T.E. Slot & Zoon, 1837. Original printed wrappers. 24,(4) pp. Muller, Historieplaten, 6969; Atlas van Stolk 7304; Indische Letteren jrg. 25, pp 194-207. [Boeknr.: 31088 ]

€ 375,00

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

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 decorative border. With folding plate, folding plan of fort of Colombo in 1751 and 6 facsimiles. (6),138 pp. - Rare. [Boeknr.: 33455 ]

€ 95,00

ARCHER, Mildred. Company drawings in the India Office Library. London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1972. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 78 plates and illustrations (4 in colours). XIV,298 pp. Company drawings were made by Indian artists who were employed by the British East India Office to illustrate the manners and customs of India. [Boeknr.: 15848 ]

€ 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. 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

BARROS, Joan de. Bloedige scheeps-togt van den maarschalk Don Fernando Coutinho na Oost-Indien, met een vloot van 15 scheepen in't jaar 1509. Behelsende het verdelgen van Calicut, en de ongelukkige dood van den maarschalk en veele aansienelijke Portugysen. In het Portuguys beschreeven .. Nu alder-eerst uyt die spraak vertaalt. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.Sm.8vo. Marbled wrappers. With engraved title-vignette and one double-page engraved plate. 23,(3) pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - In 1509 the marshal Don Fernando Coutinho made an unsuccessful attack on the city of Calicut in the Malabar district of Madras; in the following year it was again assailed by Albuquerque with 3000 troops. On this occasion the palace was plundered and the town burnt.Tiele 5; Cat. NHSM I, p.107. [Boeknr.: 12317 ]

€ 95,00

BASTIN, John. Lady Raffles by effort & virtue. Singapore, National Museum, 1994. Cloth with a laid-down portrait of Lady Raffles on frontcover. With many plates (several in colours). 121,(2) pp. Lady Raffles, Sophia Hull (1786 - 1858), was the second wife of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. [Boeknr.: 36149 ]

€ 40,00

BAYLY, C.A. (Ed.). The Raj. India and the British 1600-1947. (London, National Portrait Gallery, 1990). 4to. Wrappers. With more than 500 illustrations of paintings, photographs, portraits, furnishings, textiles and artefacts (many in colours). 432 pp. 'Spanning a period of over three hundred years, this book examines the relationship between British and Indian society, throughout the British presence in India, from the founding of the East India Company in 1600 to the partition of India in 1947. The book makes an important contribution to Indian history and to the understanding of the European experience of colonialism'. - A fine illustrated catalogue. [Boeknr.: 15678 ]

€ 65,00

BEAUVOIR, (Ludovic) de. Voyage autour du monde. Volume III: Pékin, Yeddo, San Francisco. Paris, Henri Plon, 1872.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt. With 4 folding coloured maps and 15 engraved plates (3 double-page). 360 pp. The narrative of Ludovic de Beauvoir (1846-1929), born in Brussels, became immense popular on account of its perceptive observations (Howwgego III, p.63).Cordier, BS & BJ, col. 2131 & 606. [Boeknr.: 20938 ]

€ 65,00

BECHT, Karl. The Karl Becht collection. Books on Africa including sections on the Middle East, the Far East, the Arctic and Antarctic and America. Stockholm, Bukowski, 1991. 4to. Wrappers. With illustrations. 71 pp. - Auction catalogue. [Boeknr.: 32802 ]

€ 18,00

BELON DU MANS, Pierre. Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie et autres pays estranges. Paris, Hierosme de Marnef & la veufue Guillaume Cavellat, 1588.Small 4to. Contemporary vellum, written title on spine (soiled). With woodcut printer’s device on title-page, woodcut portrait of Belon, large folding woodcut plate of St. Catherine’s monastry, Mount Sinai (small tear), and numerous woodcut vignettes of costumes, natural history, etc. (map of Athos missing). (24),468,(2) pp. Fourth edition, first published in 1553. - Belon, a botanist and naturalist, travelled widely in the Levant from 1546 to 1549 as part of Gabriel d'Aramon' diplomatic mission to Constantinople. His account is rich in useful detail, not just relating to natural history, but also concerning local customs, from details of food to advise on safe travelling. Belon's work was praised by many other travellers (Koç Collection p.50). Leaving the diplomatix expedition at Ragusa in march 1547, Belon proceeded more leasurely by way of Corfu, Zante, Cythera and Crete, twice narrowly escaping from corsairs, and reached Constantinople in late April or May. After three month of exploiration of Constantinople and its enviromens, Belon joined the expedition of M. de Funel to Egypt, stopping at Gallipoli, Chios and Rhodos. In October he proceeded to the Holy Land, returning overland to Asia Minor and spent the winter with the Turks. In spring he went to Bursa and back to Constantinople. He also went part way with d’Aramon, when he accompanied Soliman’s military expedition against Persia. Atabey Collection 94; Blackmer Collection 115 (ed. Paris 1554); Weber 156; Angus O’Neill, Koç Collection, 12a. [Boeknr.: 35537 ]

€ 3450,00

BENGAL. LA MISSION BELGE DU BENGALE OCCIDENTAL. Bruxelles, Société Belge de Librairie, 1890. Old half cloth, printed title-label on frontcover. With folding coloured map (fold rep.). 84 pp. Belgian mission in West Bengal, a state in the eastern region of India. [Boeknr.: 25311 ]

€ 35,00

BENGAL. Verdeediging der O.I. Comp. van Engeland, en harer bediendens, dien van Bengale byzonderlyk, tegens de klagten van de Hollandsche O.I. Comp.; of memorie der gemelde O.I. Comp. van Engeland .. met de bewyzen daartoe behoorende .. Uit het oirspronglyke in het Neerduitsch vertaald. 's Hage, Pieter de Hondt, 1762.Original marbled wrappers. With folding plan. 157 pp. A defence of the English East India Company against complaints of the Dutch East India Company about hostilities at Bengal.Landwehr, VOC, 164; Knuttel 18848. [Boeknr.: 33327 ]

€ 325,00

BERNATZIK, Hugo Adolf & Emmy BERNATZIK. Die Geister der gelben Blätter. Forschungsreisen in Hinterindien. München, F. Bruckmann, (1938). Original pictorial cloth. With 2 maps and 204 photographic illustrations. 240 pp. First edition. - A fine illustrated description of Thailand by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik (1897 - 1953), an Austrian anthropologist and photographer and his wife Emmy Bernatzik (1904 - 1977) also an ethnologist, author and important collaborator of her husband. Including a Wörterverzeichnis der Phi-Tong-Luang-Sprache. - A nice copy. [Boeknr.: 31874 ]

€ 45,00

BERNATZIK, Hugo Adolf. Akha und Meau. Probleme der angewandten Völkerkunde in Hinterindien. Innsbruck, Wagner, (1947).2 volumes. Original half cloth. With map, 4 coloured plates, many drawings, and ca. 550 illustrations. 568,X pp. Anthropological study of the Akha and Miao tribes, based on the author's travels in Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in 1936-1937. [Boeknr.: 5347 ]

€ 45,00

BIOVÈS, Achille. Les Anglais dans l'Inde. Warren Hastings (1772-1785). Paris, Albert Fontemoing, 1904. Original decorated wrappers, uncut. With portrait and folding map. V,372 pp. Warren Hastings (1732 - 1818), an English statesman, was the first Governor-General of Bengal from 1773 to 1785. He was accused of corruption and impeached in 1787, but after a long trial he was acquitted in 1795. [Boeknr.: 24670 ]

€ 35,00

BLANCHOD, Fred. Dans l'Asie. Des hommes bruns. Voyage aux Indes. Lausanne, Payot, 1944. Original pictorial coloured wrappers (small label on spine). With map and 32 photographic illustrations. 278,(2) pp. [Boeknr.: 24967 ]

€ 35,00

BLOMHOFF, Jan Cock. De hofreis naar de shogun van Japan. Naar een persoonlijk verslag .. bezorgd door F.R. Effert. Ingeleid en geannoteerd door Matthi Forrer. Leiden, Hotei, (2000). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 68 illustrations (18 in colours). 133 pp. The Dutch director or opperhoofd of Deshima was required to make an annual journey to the shogun's court in Edo (Tokyo). [Boeknr.: 18964 ]

€ 25,00

BLOOMSBURY. Catalogue of 19th and 20th century photographs. To be sold by auction. London, Bloomsbury House, 2005. 8vo. Wrappers. With 201 photographic illustrations. 47 pp. Including travel photography [Boeknr.: 33983 ]

€ 20,00

BLUSSÉ, Leonard. Tribuut aan China. Vier eeuwen Nederlands-Chinese betrekkingen. (Amsterdam), Otto Cramwinckel, 1989. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With numerous illustrations, partly in colours. 196 pp. [Boeknr.: 6326 ]

€ 18,00

BOELL, Paul. L'Inde et le problème Indien. 2me édition. Paris, Albert Fontemoing, (ca. 1900). Original printed wrappers, uncut. 320 pp. [Boeknr.: 24169 ]

€ 25,00

BOLTS, Willem. État civil, politique et commerçant, du Bengale; ou histoire des conquêtes & de l'administration de la Compagnie Angloise dans ce pays. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois. La Haye, Gosse, 1775.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary mottled calf (rebacked, original gilt spine mounted). With 2 engraved frontispieces and large folding engraved map. XL,222; 240 pp. First French edition; first published in English Civil, political, and commercial state of Bengal. London, 1773. - Willem Bolts (ca. 1740-1808) was a Dutch adventurer who entered the English East India Company in Bengal, and got into trouble for private trading in the name of the East India Company. The government of Benares sent him off to England as a prisoner. He sought legal action against them, but ruined himself in the proces. This vigorous exchange of views developed into a bitter controversy and played an important part in fuelling the extensive public debate that was taking place on the subject of the East India Company's operations in India. The French translation was made by Jean Nicolas Demeunier. - Pasted in is a letter in French, dated 1776, dealing with the ceding of Benares by the Rajah to the English East India Company.Cox I, p.299; Chadenat 2791. [Boeknr.: 20858 ]

€ 375,00

BONKE, Hans, Robert PARTHESIUS, Christine van der PIJL-KETEL. (Ed.). Artefacts catalogue Avondster site 1998-2004. The Anglo-Dutch East-Indiaman that was wrecked twice in Ceylon. Contributions by Ranjith & Nayana Bandara, Menno Leenstra, Darshani Samanthilaka. (Leiden), Centre for International Heritage Activities, 2007. 8vo. Wrappers. With many coloured illustrations. 273 pp. The Avondster was a 17th century British East Indiaman captured by the Dutch and used by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in its Asian trade until it was wrecked in Galle harbour in 1659. [Boeknr.: 35644 ]

€ 65,00

BONNERJEA, Biren. L'ethnologie du Bengale. Paris, Paul Geuthner, 1927. Wrappers. XX,169 pp. [Boeknr.: 25030 ]

€ 25,00

BONVALOT, Gabriel. En Asie Centrale. Du Kohistan a la Caspienne. Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1885.Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt. With folding map and 12 plates. (4),300 pp. Volume I was published in 1884: De Moscou en Bactriane. - This second volume contains the author's first exploration in the foothills of the Pamirs (Tashkent, Samarkand and the river Oxus) in 1880-82. Gabriel Bonvalot (1853-1933), explorateur professionnel, spécialiste de l'Asie centrale, est un des rares Français à avoir traversé le Pamir et le Tibet au XIXe siècle. - With library stamps on title page, otherwise fine.Yakushi B218; Broc, Dictionnaire illustré des explorateurs et grands voyageurs français du XIXe siècle, pp.43-48. [Boeknr.: 32462 ]

€ 75,00

BOR, Livinus. Amboinse oorlogen, door Arnold de Vlaming van Oudshoorn. Als superintendent, over d' Oosterse gewesten oorlogaftig ten eind gebracht. Delft, Arnold Bon, 1663.12mo. Contemporary vellum (sl. soiled). With engraved title-page, woodcut printer's device on title and 6 folding engraved plates. (24),369, (12) pp. First edition. - Levinus Bor 'entered Arnold de Vlamingh van Oudtshoorn's service as his assistant in 1650 and became his secretary later. Bor was a witness to the suppression of the rebellion in the Ambonese islands in 1651-1656. In his booklet, written in 1657, he sets out to give a report on the basis of the papers at his disposal of the Vlamingh's methods of warfare and of the latter's measures to safequard the VOC's interest for a long time ahead. The entire work is suffered with a tone of approval and admiration for the feats of the extremely harsh de Vlamingh. Bor shows no understanding whatever for the motives inspiring the Moluccan rebels' (Polman, The Central Moluccas, p.21). Arnold de Vlamingh van Oudshoorn was Governor of Ambon from 1647 to 1655. - Extremely rare.Ruinen A20; Landwehr, VOC, 233; Cat. KITLV p.32. [Boeknr.: 33190 ]

€ 3500,00

BRASSEY, Annie. Voyage d'une famille autour du monde a bord de son yacht Le Sunbeam .. traduit de l'Anglais par J. Butler. Paris, Maurice Dreyfous, (1878).8vo. Original decorated red cloth gilt, a.e.g. With 6 coloured maps and 120 woodengraved plates and illustrations. XIV,360 pp. First French edition; first published in London in 1878: A voyage in the Sunbeam: our home in the Ocean for eleven months. - Voyage from England to South America, South Sea islands, Japan, China, Ceylon and Suez. One of the most popular and best-selling Victorian travel writters was Lady Annie Brassey (1839-1887), who circumnavigated the globe with her wealthy husband, Thomas Brassey, in his schooner, the Sunbeam, and recorded the journey in A voyage in the Sunbeam, first published in 1878, frequently reprinted, and translated into five languages. It included an account of Lady Annie's diversion overland with her children to visit Cairo and the pyramids while the Sunbeam passed through the Suez Canal (Tuson, Western women travelling East, p.199). - Some foxing as usual otherwise fine. Robinson, Wayward women, p. 203/204; Theakstone p.32. [Boeknr.: 1052 ]

€ 125,00

BROECKE, Pieter van den. Historische ende journaelsche aenteyckeningh, van't gene Pieter van den Broecke op sijne reysen, soo van Cabo Verde, Angola, Gunea, en Oost-Indien (aenmerckens waerdigh) voorghevallen is, &c. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. With 7 (of 12) plates. 110 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - 'Van den Broecke's journal provides considerable information about the establishment of the Dutch East India Company in India, about Indian cities, and their governors, and about commodities and trade' (Lach & Van Kley, III, p.452). He also sailed to West-Africa and Arabia where he in 1614 established the first Dutch factory at Aden. Between 1620 and 1629 he headed Dutch operations in Surat, from where he directed all of the VOC factories in Arabia, Persia, and India. - (Missing pl. 4,5,6,7,9; pp.89-96 missing but added in photocopy).Landwehr, VOC, 250. [Boeknr.: 31990 ]

€ 125,00

BROECKE, Pieter van den. Pieter van den Broecke in Azië. Uitgegeven door W.Ph. Coolhaas. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1962-1963. 2 volumes. Cloth. With portrait, 7 maps and 13 plates. XI,434 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LXIII-LXIV. - Pieter van den Broeck visited not only India but also Persia and Arabia. [Boeknr.: 3731 ]

€ 45,00

BRUYN, Cornelis de. Pont Alla-Werdie-Chan. Amsterdam, Wetstein, 1718.A fine panoramic view of the magnificent bridge of Ispahan, Persia. Ca. 61 x 20,5 cm. From the French edition Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes, translated from the Dutch edition of Reizen over Moskovie door Persie en Indie. Cornelis Le Bruyn (1652-1726/28) left the Netherlands on his second journey in 1701. He travelled first to Russia for a year before going on to Persia. There he remained for the years 1704-1705. On his return voyage he resided in Persia again between 1706 and 1707 described the ruins of Persepolis. His narratives are largely valued for the engravings executed from De Bruyn's drawings. - (Blank left corner missing; some small tears rep.). - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35878 ]

€ 125,00

BRUYN, Cornelis de. Seconde vûé de Persepolis. Amsterdam, Wetstein, 1718.A fine panoramic view of the ruins of Persepolis, Persia. Ca. 61,5 x 30 cm. From the French edition Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes, translated from the Dutch edition of Reizen over Moskovie door Persie en Indie. Cornelis Le Bruyn (1652-1726/28) left the Netherlands on his second journey in 1701. He travelled first to Russia for a year before going on to Persia. There he remained for the years 1704-1705. On his return voyage he resided in Persia again between 1706 and 1707 described the ruins of Persepolis. His narratives are largely valued for the engravings executed from De Bruyn's drawings. - (Blank lower margin cut off). - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35876 ]

€ 125,00

BRUYN, Cornelis de. Troisième vûé de Persepolis. Amsterdam, Wetstein, 1718.A fine panoramic view of the ruins of Persepolis, Persia. Ca. 61 x 28 cm. From the French edition Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes, translated from the Dutch edition of Reizen over Moskovie door Persie en Indie. Cornelis Le Bruyn (1652-1726/28) left the Netherlands on his second journey in 1701. He travelled first to Russia for a year before going on to Persia. There he remained for the years 1704-1705. On his return voyage he resided in Persia again between 1706 and 1707 described the ruins of Persepolis. His narratives are largely valued for the engravings executed from De Bruyn's drawings. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35877 ]

€ 125,00

BUCHANAN, W.J. Notes on tours in Darjeeling and Sikkim. Darjeeling, Darjeeling Improvement Fund, 1916. Original red cloth with gilt lettering (sl. soiled). With large coloured folding map in rear pocket. 40 pp. 'The following notes and lists of itineraries of trips in Sikkim are published by the Darjeeling Improvement Fund to encourage more visitors to Darjeeling to make use of the splendid opportunities for enjoying brief holidays in Sikkim'. - (Wormholes).Yakushi B285. [Boeknr.: 31549 ]

€ 275,00

BUYERS, William. Recollections of Northern India; with observations on the origin, customs, and moral sentiments of the Hindoos, and remarks on the country, and principal places on the Ganges, &c. London, John Snow, 1848.Original embossed green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. 548 pp. First edition. - Describes the general character of the Ganges delta, the city of Calcutta and Banaras, its inhabitants, European and native society, missionary and educational institutions, as well as tiger hunting and the opium trade. 'He offers uniquely interesting analysis of the state and impact of the Christian missionary societies in India' (Riddick 80). - (Age-browned). [Boeknr.: 25457 ]

€ 275,00

CAERDEN, Paulus van. Loffelijcke voyagie op Oost-Indien, met 8 schepen uyt Tessel gevaren int jaer 1606 onder het beleyt van den admirael Paulus van Caerden. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. 48 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - Account of the third voyage of the VOC to the East Indies. 'The fleet of Van Caerden was as much a military as a commercial venture. Following his instructions he first attempted, unsuccessfully, to seize the Portuguese fort at Mozambique, after which he visited Goa, Calicut, the Coromandel Coast, and the Moluccas, capturing Portuguese ships as well as trading. Finally he became governor of the Molucces. No other editions of Caerden's account were printed' (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III, p.470). Also including an description of Mozambique, Monomotapa and of the inhabitants of the Cape of Good Hope (Mendelssohn II, p.540).Landwehr, VOC, 250. [Boeknr.: 31992 ]

€ 495,00

CALDEIRA, Carlos José. Apontamentos d'uma viagem de Lisboa a' China e da China a Lisboa. Lisboa, G.M. Martins, 1852-53.2 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary half red morocco, spines gilt. 423; 351 pp. First edition. - Carlos José Caldeira (1811-1882) travelled in 1850 to Macao using the overland route from Cairo to Suez and on by boat via Ceylon, Penang, and Singapore. He spent a year in Macao in order to compile and edit the Official Gazetteer for the colony. He visited Malta, Egypt, the Red Sea, Ceylon, Malacca, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, and China. - A fine set. [Boeknr.: 31134 ]

€ 650,00

CAMPEN, Jan van. De Haagse jurist Jean Theodore Royer (1737-1807) en zijn verzameling Chinese voorwerpen. Hilversum, Verloren, 2000. Wrappers. With many illustrations. 410 pp. [Boeknr.: 26623 ]

€ 35,00

CHAMBERLAIN, Basil Hall & W.B. MASON. A handbook for travellers in Japan including the whole empire from Yezo to Formosa. 6th edition. London, John Murray, 1901. Original red cloth (with small paper library number on spine). With 28 folding maps and plans and many illustrations. X,577,93 pp. Added 2 folding coloured plans of Yokohama. - Cordier, B.J., col. 643. [Boeknr.: 31640 ]

€ 125,00

CHASLES, Philarète. Voyages d'un critique a travers la vie et les livres. Orient. Paris, Didier et Cie., 1865. Contemporary brown morocco, a.e.g. XIV,422 pp. From the contents: L'expédition d'Alexandre et les rapports de la Grèce avec l'Hindoustan, contrôlés par les monuments bouddhiques ; L'Egypte sous la domination des grecs et des romains ; L'Inde anglaise et l'insurrection des Cipayes ; Un prétendant hindou, Pertaoub Chound, ou le faux Rajah ; La révolution parisienne de 1848 dans l'Ile de Ceylan ; Une ambassade française en Chine ; L'Ordre des Assassins ; Le roman au Japon ; Les Chevaliers gallo - gracs ; Nouveaux rapports de l'Occident avec l'Orient ; Le drame dans l'Extrême Orient ; Des rapports du drame grec et du drame hindou. [Boeknr.: 31718 ]

€ 65,00

CHINA. - CHINEESCHE GESCHIEDENIS, behelzende de gevallen van den heer Tieh-Chung-U en de jongvrouw Shuey-Ping-Sin. Nevens het kort begrip van een Chineesch tooneelspel, eenige Chineesche dichtstukjes, en eene verzameling van spreekwoorden der Chineezen. oorspronglyk in de Chineesche taale beschreeven. Daar uit in't Engelsch overgezet .. Nu in't Nederduitsch vertaald .. Amsterdam, Erven van F. Houttuyn, 1767.Contemporary half calf (spine sl. dam.). With title-page printed in red and black and 4 engraved plates by R. Nuys. XXV,(3),628,(12) pp. First Dutch edition. - The Chinese novel of romance and adventure Haoqui zhuan, translated from the English edition of Thomas Percy Hau kiou choaan, or the pleasing history, London 1761. It is the first important piece of Chinese imaginative literature to be published in Europe. Haoqiu zhuan gives an idea of the everyday life of China, which was neglected by the scholarly researches of the missionaries (Löwendahl 514). Also including a collection of Chinese poetry and proverbs. - Scarce.Cordier, B.S., col. 1755; Lust 1107. [Boeknr.: 31352 ]

€ 1450,00

COMMELIN, Isaac. (Ed). Inleydinge tot de Oost-Indische voyagien. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. (22) pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - The introduction to the two volume set of 'Origin and Progress of the Dutch East India Company' provides a historical sketch of Dutch commerce in the Indies from its beginning until about 1631. It also reproduces the first Dutch East India Company charter of 1602 and the renewed charter of 1622 (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe III,1, p.461). - (One blank margin repaired). [Boeknr.: 35235 ]

€ 75,00

CONSTEN, Hermann. Weideplätze der Mongolen im Reiche der Chalcha. Berlin, Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1919-20.2 volumes. Original pictorial boards (spines discoloured). With 2 folding maps and 128 photographic plates. XII,303;VII,314 pp. Hermann Consten (1878-1957 lived from 1929 till 1950 in Peking, from 1936 together with his wife Eleanor von Erdberg, both East Asian specialists. - Fine illustrated standard work.Cordier, B.S., col. 4297. [Boeknr.: 31716 ]

€ 275,00

CORDIER, Henri. Bibliotheca Japonica. Dictionaire bibliographique des ouvrages relatifs à l'empire japonais rangés par ordre chronologique jusqu' à 1870. Paris 1912. Réimpression. Hildesheim, Georg Olm, 1969. Cloth. VII, (381) pp. [Boeknr.: 15918 ]

€ 45,00

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

CUISINIER, Jeanne. Les Mu'ò'ng. Géographie humaine et sociologie. Paris, Institut d'Ethnologie, 1946. 8vo. Wrappers. With 32 photographic plates. XX,618 pp. An important ethnographic study of the mountain peoples of Vietnam. [Boeknr.: 24245 ]

€ 75,00

DALTON, William. Will Adams. The first Englishman in Japan. A romantic biography. London, New York, Cassell, Petter and Galpin, (ca. 1870).Sm.8vo. Original decorated brown cloth, a.e.g. With woodengraved frontispiece and title-page and 18 woodengraved illustrations. XVI,298 pp. William Adams (1564 - 620), was an English navigator who, in 1600, was the first of his nation to reach Japan during an expedition for the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Soon after Adams's arrival in Japan, he became a key advisor to the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Adams directed construction for the shogun of the first Western-style ships in the country. He was later key to Japan's approving the establishment of trading factories by the Netherlands and England. [Boeknr.: 31483 ]

€ 225,00

DEKKER, F. De betrekkingen tusschen de Oost-Indische Compagnie en Japan. 's Gravenhage, L.J.C. Boucher, 1941. Wrappers. With plates. 128 pp. [Boeknr.: 6331 ]

€ 45,00

DELLON, Gabriel. Historie der inquisitie tot Goa. En in andere gewesten van Indien. Uyt het Frans vertaalt. Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, 1697.Sm.8vo. Contemporary vellum. With engraved title-vignette, 3 engraved vignettes and 6 engraved plates (3 folding). (12),282,(17) pp. First Dutch edition; first published in French in Leiden in 1687: Relation de l'inquisition de Goa. - In 1668 Dellon sailed to India with the Compagnie des Indes. He travelled extensively along the Malabar coast. In 1673 he left the employment of the company and started a private medical practice in Damao, at that time a Portuguese colony. Six months later, early in 1674, he was arrested by the Inquisition and taken to Goa, where he was imprisoned for two years. He was then shipped to Lisbon, but released in the following year on condition that he should return immediately to France. .. It proved a considerable success , particularly in Protestant Europe, where it ran to numerous editions. Although long regarded purely as a work of propaganda, recent research has testified to its accuracy (Howgego p.304/305). ' Dellon's description of the Inquisition and of the practices of its officials and their collaborators is the only source available on the functioning of that institution by a cemtemporary who saw it from the inside' (Lach, Asia in the making of Europe III,2, p.851). It includes also details of his stay in Bahia, Brazil. His account of the Inquisition was still forbidden in Portugal in 1769. - A nice copy.Cf. Borba de Moraes I, p.253-255; Sabin 19444-19447. [Boeknr.: 14771 ]

€ 850,00

DENING, Walter. Japan in days of yore. Tokyo, Methodist Publishing House, 1906. Original pictorial blue cloth gilt. II,II,620 pp. . First published in Tokyo in 1887. - Japanese tales of the pre-Meiji time. - Cordier, B.J., col. 650 [Boeknr.: 31458 ]

€ 95,00

DESHIMA. - DESHIMA ITS PICTORIAL HERITAGE. A collection of historical maps, sketch maps, drawings and paintings illustrative of the changing spectacle of the islet off Nagasaki in Japan, 1634-1904. Nagasaki, 1987. Oblong 8vo. Original yellow cloth, with slipcase. With 236 coloured plans, maps, sketches, drawings, paintings and photographs depicting daily life of the Dutch factory at Deshima, collected in Japan and from abroad. 317 pp. A superb survey of the life and activities of the Dutch merchants and the Japanese on Deshima. Text in English and Japanese. [Boeknr.: 31408 ]

€ 875,00

DHOW. Arab sailing vessels. Three original watercolours showing traditional Arab sailing vessels off the coast with native fishermen, common in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean region. Signed by SCHLIEN.One plate is dated 1886. Seize ca. 24 x 19 cm and 2 others ca. 31 x 23,5 cm. - Decorative views. [Boeknr.: 31661 ]

€ 425,00

DORN, Alexander. (Ed.). Die Seehäfen des Weltverkehrs. Wien, Alexander Dorn, 1891-1892.2 volumes. Contemporary half morocco, spines decorated. With 389 woodengraved seaport plans and views. (12),1100; (8),828 pp. Volume I: Häfen Europas sowie der asiatischen und afrikanischen Küsten des Mittelmeerbeckens. Volume II: Häfen ausserhalb Europas und des Mittelmeerbeckens. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 32925 ]

€ 175,00

DUBOIS DE JANCIGNY & Xavier RAYMOND. Inde. Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, 1845.Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt. With 2 maps and 84 engraved plates. 592 pp. From the series: L'Univers. Histoire et description de tous les peuples. - Foxing as usual otherwise fine. [Boeknr.: 11905 ]

€ 95,00

DUBOIS, J(ean) A(ntoine). Hindu manners, customs and ceremonies. Translated from the author's later French ms. and edited with notes, corrections, and biography by Henry K. Beauchamp. 3rd edition. Oxford, Clarendon Press, (1968). Cloth. XXXIV,741 pp. [Boeknr.: 23115 ]

€ 30,00

EARL, George Windsor. The Eastern seas, or voyages and adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34, comprising a tour of the island of Java - visits to Borneo, the Malay peninsula, Siam, etc.; also an account of the present state of Singapore, with observations on the commercial resources of the archipelago. London, Wm.H. Allen and Co., 1837.Contemporary half red morocco, spine lettered in gilt. With music notation in text and 3 (of 4) folding maps. XII,461 pp. First edition. - Voyage from Western Australia to Java, Batavia, Surabaya, Singapore, Thailand, Bangkok, Malaysia and Borneo. Including interesting observations on the Dutch East Indies, the Dayak people, the Straits Settlements, early Singapore and the unexplored parts of north and north-western Australia. With map of the harbour of Cali Pujang on Java and 2 maps of Borneo. - First fly-leaf missing, library stamp on title-page, otherwise fine.Hill 528; Ferguson 2255; Cat. KITLV p.2. [Boeknr.: 31618 ]

€ 450,00

EAST INDIA COMPANY MANAGEMENT. Gouvernement de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales tant en ces provinces que dans les Indes. (Amsterdam, 1701). Engraved broadside. Ca. 32 x 43 cm. From: Histoire abrégée des Provinces Unies des Pays-Bas. - Decorative anonymous engraving published in anticipation of the Company's centenary in 1701, depicting the organization of the VOC with in the middle the council room with the seventeen directors, on the left side the six chambers (Amsterdam, Middelburg, Rotterdam, Delft, Hoorn, Enkhuizen) and on the right side the four councils, with letterpress. In 1602 the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was formed. It was the largest and most powerful trade and shipping company in the worl. At its peak it had 40.000 Dutch, other European, and Asian employees, a fleet of more than one hundred ships, and over six hundred stations in its charter area, spanning from the Cape of Good Hope to Japan. That charter, granted by the Staes General, meant that the VOC was the only organization from the Dutch Republic allowed to trade in this region. - (Some age-browning).Landwehr, VOC, 1486; Muller, Historieplaten, 1175; Atlas van Stolk 1127. [Boeknr.: 3957 ]

€ 275,00

ELLIOT, Robert H. The experiences of a planter in the jungles of Mysore. London, Chapman and Hall, 1871.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf (new endpapers), spines gilt. With 2 tinted lithographed frontispieces, map, and 5 lithographed plates (4 tinted). X,(1),327; XI,(1),355 pp. First edition. - Robert Henry Elliot (1837-1914) sailed for India in 1855. 'Elliot's experiences of growing coffee in the jungles of Mysore in the second half of the nineteenth century make for some curious reading. .. At times his observations are a bit unfocused and poorly organized, but in the main they are strangely interesting' (Riddick 324). From the contents: My native neighbours, Native character-private relations of life, Native character-current and written opinions, Bribery, Caste, Religion, Education, Native agriculture, Coffee-planting, Cinchona-planting, Cardamom-planting, Tea, cotton, silk, sandal-wood, rhea-grass, Colonisation, On learning native languages by ear, Native labourers, Sundry instances of our imperfect Indian information. The fine tinted lithographs by Vincent Brooks, Day and Son. Ltd, depict: Bartchinhulla bungalow, the principal castes in Munzerabad, Munzerabad tody drawers, Munzerabad agricultural classes, group of Munzerabad natives, and a Toda woman and guide. - Fine copy of a very rare 19th century illustrated book on India.Von Hünersdorff, Coffee, p.464. [Boeknr.: 21966 ]

€ 975,00

ERDBRINK, Gerhard R. Gützlaff, de apostel der Chinezen, in zijn leven en zijne werkzaamheid geschetst. Rotterdam, M. Wijt & Zonen, 1850. Original printed wrappers. (8),53 pp. First edition. - Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff (1803 - 1851) was a German missionary to the Far East, notable as one of the first Protestant missionaries in Bangkok, Thailand (1828) and in Korea (1832). He was one of the first Protestant missionaries in China to wear Chinese clothing. [Boeknr.: 31163 ]

€ 55,00

EYRE, Vincent. Retraite et destruction de l'armée l'Afghanistan en janvier 1842, journal du lieutenant Vt. Eyre .. suivi de notes-familières écrites pendant sa captivité chez les Afghans. Traduit de l'Anglais sur la 3me édition, par Paul Jessé. Paris, J. Corréard, 1844.Contemporary half morocco, spine lettered in gilt. With folding plan. VII,328 pp. First published in London in 1843: The military operations at Cabul. - 'Personal narrative of British operations against Kabul, the revolt of the Afghans, and their destruction of the retreating British forces. Sir Alexander Burnes was murdered, and the troops under Brigadier Shelton were defeated at Beymarro' (Yakushi E67). 'The journal of Lieutenant Eyre (1811-1881), Deputy Commissary of Ordinance at Kabul, traces the 1842 evacuation of Kabul by the British and their subsequently disastrous attempt to retreat to India. Seriously wounded, Eyre, his wife, and child were taken prisoner by Mahomad Akbar Khan for over eight months and were not released until September 1842 and the approach of General Pollack's forces. Eyre's journal is precise in observation' (Riddick 107). - (Some lvs browned). [Boeknr.: 28942 ]

€ 150,00

EYRE, Vincent. Verhaal van de krijgsgebeurtenissen en verschrikkelijke rampspoeden van het Engelsche leger in Cabul en van de krijgsgevangenschap in Affchanistan. Naar den 3e Engelschen druk. Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1843.Contemporary half calf, with red morocco title-label. With tinted lithographed title-page by C.W. Mieling depicting a prison in Afghanistan (stained). XVI,384 pp. First published in English The military operations at Cabul. London 1843. - 'Personal narrative of British operations against Kabul, the revolt of the Afghans, and their destruction of the retreating British forces. Sir Alexander Burnes was murdered, and the troops under Brigadier Shelton were defeated at Beymarro' (Yakushi E67). 'The journal of Lieutenant Eyre (1811-1881), Deputy Commissary of Ordinance at Kabul, traces the 1842 evacuation of Kabul by the British and their subsequently disastrous attempt to retreat to India. Seriously wounded, Eyre, his wife, and child were taken prisoner by Mahomad Akbar Khan for over eight months and were not released until September 1842 and the approach of General Pollack's forces. Eyre's journal is precise in observation' (Riddick 107). - (Age-browned). - Rare. [Boeknr.: 16886 ]

€ 350,00

FABIUS, Gerardus. Zijne majesteits raderstoomschip Soembing overgedragen aan Japan. De drie diplomatieke reizen van kapitein G. Fabius ter opening van Deshima en Nagasaki in 1854, 1855 en 1856. Ingeleid en uitgegeven door J. Stellingwerff. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 1988. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 49 illustrations. 175 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LXXXVIII. - The ending of the Dutch period in Japan (1640-1853) and the start of a new relation beginning with the presentation of the Dutch steamship Soembing to Japan. This became the first Japanese naval ship: Kwankomaru. [Boeknr.: 267 ]

€ 30,00

FILCHNER, Wilhelm. Bismillah. Vom Huang-ho zum Indus. 7. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1941.Original decorated cloth. With folding map and 114 photographic illustrations. 347 pp. First published in 1938. - General account of the author's third journey in 1934-38, through Central Asia: Lanchou, Koko Nor, Tsaidam, Cherchen, Khotan-Kashgar, thence crossing the Karakorum Pass, the Depsang Plains, and the Saser Pass, they reached Leh in Ladakh.Yakushi F49a; Aschoff 496. [Boeknr.: 23803 ]

€ 35,00

FINLAYSON, George. The mission to Siam, and Hue, the capital of Cochin China, in the years 1821-2. From the journal. With a memoir of the author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. London, John Murray, 1826.Contemporary straight-grained calf, gilt fillets round sides, rebacked with the original spine laid down, with title label to spine. With engraved view of Bangkok (stained). XXXI,427 pp. First edition. - The First British diplomatic mission to the Annamese Empire. In 1821, the then Governor-General of India, Lord Hastings, sent John Crawfurd to the courts of Siam (now Thailand) and Cochinchina (now Vietnam.) Lord Hastings was especially interested in learning more about Siamese policy with regard to the northern Malay states, and Cochinchina's policy with regard to French efforts to establish a presence in Asia. The noted Scottish naturalist George Finlayson (1790-1823) accompanied the Crawfurd Trade Mission as naturalist, returning with it to Calcutta in 1823. By this time his health was thoroughly broken, and he soon afterwards died. The journal which he had kept during the mission was edited, with a prefatory notice of the author, by Sir Stamford Raffles (DNB). The voyage commenced from Calcutta and sailed via Prince of Wales Island to Malacca, Siam, China and Vietnam. The book contains numerous observations on the Chinese in South East Asia (Löwendahl, Supplement, p.87). - Rare.Cordier BI col. 975; Howgego II, p.220; Troelstra, Natural history travel narratives, p.153. [Boeknr.: 23213 ]

€ 1250,00

FORMOSA. De dagregsiters van het kasteel Zeelandia, Taiwan 1629-1662. Uitgegeven door J.L. Blussé, M.E. van Opstall, Ts'ao Yung-ho, N.C. Everts, W.E. Milde. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1986-2000. 4 volumes. Cloth. With maps. R.G.P. - Archivalia from the Dutch East India Company (VOC) trade settlement and fortress Zeelandia, on Dutch colonial Formosa (Taiwan). [Boeknr.: 13218 ]

€ 195,00

GAILLARD, Karin. Gezonken schatten. Keramiek uit scheepswrakken. Zwolle, Waanders, 2020. Boards. With 90 illustrations. 160 pp. Dealing with ceramics and other objects found on board eight shipwrecks from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries. The finds tell fascinating stories about the Maritime Silk Road in Asia. This opens up a hidden world of international trade and exchange. [Boeknr.: 35889 ]

€ 25,00

GALLETTI, A., A.J. VAN DER BURG, P. GROOT. The Dutch in Malabar (Julius Valentijn Stein van Gollenesse and Adriaan Moens)... with introductions and notes. Madras, 1911. Reprint. New Delhi, Usha, 1984. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plates. X,270 pp. - (Selections from the records of the Madras government). [Boeknr.: 6282 ]

€ 55,00

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. Although the Dutch East India Company (VOC) managed to capture most of the coastal areas in Ceylon they were never able to control the Kandyan Kingdom located in the interior of the island. Dutch Ceylon existed from 1640 until 1796. [Boeknr.: 6284 ]

€ 125,00

GELEYNSSEN DE JONGH, Wollebrandt. De Remonstrantie van W. Geleynssen de Jongh. Uitgegeven door W. Caland. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff,1929. Cloth (small paper label on spine). With portrait and folding map. XV,127 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XXXI. - Description of the empire of the Grand Moghul, written in ca. 1625, by a servant of the Dutch East India Company. [Boeknr.: 3716 ]

€ 35,00

GERNER, Manfred. Architectures de l'Himalaya. Lausanne, André Delcourt, 1988. 4to. Pictorial boards. With numerous photographic illustrations (several in colours). 160 pp. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 34725 ]

€ 25,00

GLASENAPP, Helmuth von. Indien. München, Georg Müller, 1925. 4to. Original decorated cloth (some stains). With 248 photographic plates. 124 pp. - (Der Indische Kulturkreis). [Boeknr.: 19576 ]

€ 40,00

GODDIO, Franck & Evelyne JAY GUYOT DE SAINT MICHEL. Griffin on the route of an indiaman. London, Periplus, (1999). Folio. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 351 pp. The authors present the final results and conclusions of fifteen years of research and preservation of the thousands of items found on the wreck of the East India Company ship Griffin which sank with a cargo of porcelain, silks and tea from China in the Sulu Sea off the coast of the Philippines in 1761. [Boeknr.: 31911 ]

€ 125,00

GODDIO, Franck, Monique CRICK, Peter LAM, Stacey PIERSON, Rosemary SCOTT. Lost at sea. The strange route of the Lena Shoal junk. London, Periplus, 2002. Folio. Boards. With numerous coloured illustrations. XII,288 pp. The Lena Shoal junk carried with it a valuable cargo from China, Siam and Annam when it wrecked north-east of the Philippine island of Palawan round 1490. High quality ceramics such as blue and white wares, ewers, boxes and inkstands, and other merchandise such as iron and tin ingots, copper utensils and cooking pots comprise some of the more than 3000 artefacts retrieved from the site (Foreword). [Boeknr.: 31910 ]

€ 125,00

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

GOLDSMITH, Oliver. An history of the earth and animated nature. 2nd edition. London, J. Nourse, 1779.8 volumes. Contemporary calf, spines gilt (some extremities of spines damaged; some hinges broken but holding). With 105 engraved plates by Elias Martin and Isaac Taylor. The work sought to draw together virtually all that was known about the planet earth, its plants and animals, and even its human inhabitants described from a biological perspective. A fine set with nice engravings of various animals and birds, including the dodo, fishes and insects from all parts of the world.Nissen, ZBI, p.170 [Boeknr.: 22771 ]

€ 575,00

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

GRAEFF VAN POLSBROEK, Dirk de. Journaal. Belevenissen van een Nederlands diplomaat in het 19e eeuwse Japan. Ingeleid en geannoteerd door Herman J. Moeshart. Assen, Van Gorcum, 1987. Boards. With many photographic illustrations. 141 pp. [Boeknr.: 6334 ]

€ 30,00

GRATAMA, Koenraad Wolter. Leraar onder de Japanners. Brieven van K.W. Gratama betreffende zijn verblijf in Japan 1866-1871. Ingeleid en geannoteerd door H. Beukers, L. Blussé, R. Eggink. (Amsterdam, De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1987). Boards, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. 168 pp. [Boeknr.: 6336 ]

€ 25,00

GRIFFIS, William Elliot. The Mikado's empire. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1876.Original brown cloth, gilt lettering (new endpapers). With map and 108 wood-engraved plates and illustrations. 625 pp. Book I: History of Japan, from 660 BC to 1872 A.D. Book II: Personal experiences, observations, and studies in Japan, 1870-1874. - (Lower part of title-page cut off).Cordier, B.J., col. 662. [Boeknr.: 31476 ]

€ 95,00

GROENEVELDT, Willem Pieter. Original photograph of Willem Pieter Groeneveldt. Ca. 19 x 12 cm. . Willem Pieter Groeneveldt (1841-1915) worked as a Chinese interpreter from 1861 to 1874 in Amoy, Canton, Peking and Sumatra. In 1875 he became the curator of the archaeological collection of the Batavian Society, and held various roles in the colonial administration. He also became secretary, from 1877, and president, from 1889, of the Batavian Society. He was the first linguist to conclude that a particular animal mentioned in a Chinese text of 1416 was actually the well-known Malayan Tapir. [Boeknr.: 31312 ]

€ 65,00

GUINNESS, (Mary) Geraldine. Från fjårran Östern. Intryck från missionsfåltet i Kina. Utgifna af hennes syster, med förord af Hudson Taylor. Stockholm, E.J. Erman, (1891).Contemporary cloth, original pictorial frontwrapper preserved, spine lettered in gilt. With 30 woodengravings. VIII,136 pp. Swedish edition of: In the Far East. Letters from Geraldine Guinness in China, London 1889. The book was edited by her sister Lucy Evangeline Guinness. Geraldine Guinness (1862-1949) married Frederick Howard Taylor, the son of the founder of the China Inland Mission, James Hudson Taylor.Theakstone, Vicorian & Edwardian women travellers, p.118. [Boeknr.: 30965 ]

€ 95,00

(GULIK, W.R. VAN, J.L. BLUSSÉ, Th.H. LUNSINGH SCHEURLEER, e.a.). (Ed.). (ed.) In het spoor van De Liefde. Japans-Nederlandse ontmoetingen sinds 1600. Rotterdam, Museum voor Volkenkunde, (1986). 4to. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 206 pp. [Boeknr.: 6338 ]

€ 18,00

(GULIK, W.R. van, J.L. BLUSSÉ, Th.H. LUNSINGH SCHEURLEER, a.o.). (Eds.). In the wake of the Liefde. Cultural relations between the Netherlands and Japan, since 1600. Rotterdam, Museum voor Volkenkunde, (1986). 4to. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 206 pp. [Boeknr.: 216 ]

€ 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 in eenen palanquin; of lotgevallen en merkwaardige aanteekeningen op eene reize langs de kusten Orixa en Choromandel. 2e druk. Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1827.2 volumes. Sm.8vo. Later half green calf, with red morocco spine labels. With 2 identical engraved title-pages depicting the author in a palanquin, 3 folding plates and 4 hand-coloured costume plates after Jacob Haafner by Reinier Vinkeles (missing one of the two plates of the Devedaschie?). X,260; IV,289,(1) pp. Second edition, first published in Amsterdam in 1808. - Travels on the coasts of Orissa and Coromandel in 1808. '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). He 'witnessed the Company's death agony and demise, and wrote about it. He has a lively and compelling manner. Haafner, whose name was spelled Hafner originally, was a German by birth who had joined his father, a surgeon, in the service of the Dutch East India company' (Nieuwenhuys, Mirror of the Indies, p.21). Tiele 434; Cat. NHSM I,p. 243; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 295; Landwehr, VOC, 348. [Boeknr.: 3285 ]

€ 375,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. Reize naar Bengalen en terugreize naar Europa. Volgens .. nagelatene papieren uitgegeven door C.M. Haafner. Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1822.Original boards (spine dam.). With engraved title-page with illustration depicting the tomb of Bahder Saheb on the Hooghly river, folding plate depicting the Hooghly river near Calcutta and hand-coloured plate depicting two servants, after the author by P. Velijn. XVI,415 pp. First edition. - Account of a voyage by palanquin to Bengal and the return voyage home. '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). Tiele 437; Cat. NHSM I, p.121; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 299; Landwehr, VOC, 354. [Boeknr.: 8630 ]

€ 475,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. Travels on foot through the island of Ceylon. London, Richard Phillips and Co.,1821.Original wrappers. With 3 engraved plates (2 folding) after Reinier Vinkeles by W. Read. 118 pp. First English edition; first published in Dutch Reize te voet door het eiland Ceilon. Amsterdam, 1810. - Jacob Haafner (1754-1809) travelled through India sometimes in the service of the Dutch East India Company and sometimes in private service between 1773 and 1787. He was captured by the English in Madras but escaped to Celon. His eyewitness account of his journey on foot through Ceylon in 1810 from Jaffnapatnam to Colombo, was finished by his son Christiaan Mattghias and posthumously published in Amsterdam in 1810. 'Haafner was an anticolonialist, a man before his time, for his ideas were not to be topical until more than a century had elapsed' (De Silva & Beumer, Dutch Ceylon, p.462).Goonetileke 2190; Cf. Tiele 435; Cat. NHSM I, p.243 and Landwehr, VOC, 350. [Boeknr.: 36180 ]

€ 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. 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

HADLAND DAVIS, F. Mythen & legenden van Japan. Voor Nederland bewerkt door B.C. Goudsmit. 2e druk. Zutphen, W.J. Thieme & Co., 1917. Original decorated cloth, top edge gilt. With 32 coloured plates by Evelyn Paul. XIX,406 pp. [Boeknr.: 24842 ]

€ 30,00

HAGENAER, Hendrick. Verhael van de reyze inde meeste deelen van de Oost-Indien, door den opper-coopman Hendrick Hagenaer. Uyt gevaeren inden jaere 1631 ende weder gekeert ao. 1638. Met een besondere beschryvinge eeniger Indiaensche coninckrycken, ende landen. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. 133 pp. (text set in two columns; last page in facsimile). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - 'Hagenaer, a VOC senior merchant, visited Japan three times: in 1634, in 1635-36, and again in 1637, years in which Caron was resident there. While Hagenaer attempts no comprehensive descriptions of Japan, his journal contains some interesting details about VOC trade in Japan, especially about the Dutch embassy in Edo in 1635-36, and some description of the sights and experiences along the way' (Lach & Van Kley, III, p.1868). His description of Japan is regarded, in terms of Dutch reports, as second only to that of François Caron (Howgego p.471).Landwehr, VOC, 250; Cordier, B.J., col. 338. [Boeknr.: 31983 ]

€ 375,00

HAGSPIEL, Bruno. Along the mission trail. Volume V: Japan. Techny, Mission Press, 1927. Cloth. With folding map and many photographic plates. 373 pp. [Boeknr.: 24567 ]

€ 35,00

HALL, Basil. Account of a voyage of discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo island. Philadelphia, Abraham Small, 1818.Modern boards, spine half cloth. With 2 engraved maps. 201 pp. First American edition, published the same year as the first English edition - This expedition took Lord Amherst's embassy to China and explored the relatively little-known East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. Visits were made to Korea and the Ryukya Archipelago. Korea had been sketchilly explored by Europeans, but it was not until this 1816-1817 expedition of the Alceste and the Lyra, under Captain Murray Maxwell and Basil Hall, that detailed information was obtained about the Ryukyus. On the homeward passage the Alceste was wrecked in Gaspar Strait off Sumatra (Hill p.266). Basil Hall, a Scottish naval officer (1788-1844), accompanied Lord Amherst's embassy to China. During the return voyage Hall interviwed Napoleon at St. Helena (Howgego II, p. 272). This is one of the first accurate descriptions of Korea by an European, - (Browned). Cordier, B.J., col. 469; Cordier, B.S., col. 3009; Hill 750; Löwendahl, Sino-Western relations, 802. [Boeknr.: 31609 ]

€ 395,00

HAMILTON, Alexander. A new account of the East Indies. Now edited with introduction and notes by William Foster. London, 1930. Reprint. Amsterdam, Nico Israel, 1970. 2 volumes in 1. 4to. Imitation leather. With 17 maps and plates. XXXVII,259; 225 pp. Argonaut Press 8. - In 1727 Hamilton published an account of his experiences, a work which remains to this day one of the most valuable first-hand histories of English merchant shipping in the Indian Ocean and East Indies (Howgego p.477). [Boeknr.: 34523 ]

€ 65,00

HARRIS, John. Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca. Or, a complete collection of voyages and travels. Consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers… Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country. London, T. Woodward, a.o., 1744-1748. 2 volumes. Large folio. Period-style blind-stamped calf, with red morocco title labels. With title-pages printed in black and red, royal privilege as frontispiece in volume one, woodcut head-pieces and 61 engraved maps, charts and plates (15 folding). (32),984; (10),1056,(22) pp. (Text in double-column ). 'This is a revised and enlarged version of the 1705 first edition of John Harris's 'compleat collection of voyages and travels'. The second edition, especially prized for its maps, has been called the most complete by several authorities. Particularly valuable is the inclusion of a printing of Tasman's original map and two short articles printed on the map. One discusses Quiros's voyage, while the other speculates about the possibility of the Australian continent being colonized' (Hill p.275). Book I, Chapter I: History of the circumnavigators: Magellan, Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, Olivier van Noort, Sebald de Weert, Joris van Spilbergen, François Pelsaert, Willem Cornelisz. Schouten, Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, Jacques l'Hermite, Cowley, William Dampier, William Funnell, Woodes Rogers, John Clipperton, George Shelvocke, Jacob Roggeveen, Abel Jansz. Tasman, George Anson. II: Discovery, settlement, and commerce of the East Indies. Chapter III: Comprehending the discovery, settlement and commerce of the West Indies.Book II: Voyages and discoveries towards the North, and through most of the countries of Europe.Book III: Voyages to, and travels through the dominions of the Grand Signior, and through other empires, kingdoms and states in Asia: Turkey, Persia, China, Corea, Russia.Present here, and absent in the first edition, are the narrations of Christopher Middleton to Hudson Bay, 1741-1742, Bering to the Northeast, 1725-1736, Woodes Rogers‘ circumnavigation, 1708-1711, Clipperton and Shevlocke‘s circumnavigation, 1719-1722, Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721-33, and the various travels of Lord Anson’s voyages, 1740-1744. - (Some age-browning). - A very good copy of this great collection of voyages.Hill 775; Landwehr, VOC, 261; Sabin, 30482; Cox I, p.10; Schilder, map 87; NMMC I, 34. [Boeknr.: 34160 ]

€ 11500,00

HARVEY, Janet. Traditional textiles of Central Asia. (London, 1996). 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With (mostly) coloured illustrations. 160 pp. 'The author has travelled extensively in the region since the frontiers began gradually to open in the 1960s, studying at first hand the making and uses if the felts, weavings and embroideries, fabric-painting and block-printing so central to he lifestyle of the region'. [Boeknr.: 31500 ]

€ 35,00


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