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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). - An interesting work as it mark the author out as a pioneer in the study of comparative religion. - 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

ALLERS, Christian Wilhelm. Rund um die Erde. Stuttgart, Berlin, Leipzig, Union, Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, (1898).Folio. Original decorated cloth with 6 portrait medallions around a globe (extremties of spine sl. dam.), a.e.g. With numerous plates and illustrations by the author. First edition; with an autograph dedication to H.C. Klinkert, a Dutch Mennonite missionary and translator, by his students. - The journey led across the Mediterranean to Egypt, through the Suez Canal to the Red Sea, to Ceylon, Singapore, Java, Siam, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Canton, Shanghai, Beijing, Kiautschou, Japan, San Francisco and New York. The fine illustrations were made by the German draftsman and illustrator Christian Wilhelm Allers (1857-1915) [Boeknr.: 36755 ]

€ 150,00

AMBON. Het verblijf der schipbreukelingen van de gestrande stoomboot Willem de 1e op de koraalplaat Lucipara. Amsterdam, (1837).Lithographed plate depicting the shipwreck on the Lucipara reef. Ca. 24 x 30,5 cm. Vivid scene of the shipwreck of SS Willem I, in the Banda Sea near Ambon (Indonesia), with on board the governor of the Moluccas François Vincent Henri Antoine de Stuers (1792-1881) and his family. Depicting the sinking ship and many people in the foreground on land. 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; Indische Letteren jrg. 25, pp 194-207; Atlas van Stolk 7304; Cat. NHSM p. 191. [Boeknr.: 35164 ]

€ 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

BALEN, Johan Hendrik van. Diamanten en paarlen. Avonturen van vier ontsnapte krijgsgevangen Boeren op Ceylon. Haarlem, A. van der Heide, 1902.Original decorated cloth with gilt lettering. With 4 plates by P. van Looy. IV,176 pp. Children's book on the adventures of four escaped prisoners of war Boers from South Africa on Ceylon.SAB I, p.118. [Boeknr.: 37561 ]

€ 45,00

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. João de Barros (1496 - 1570), is one of the first great Portuguese historians, most famous for his Décadas da Ásia, a history of the Portuguese in India, Asia, and southeast Africa. 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

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, India. [Boeknr.: 25311 ]

€ 35,00

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

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

BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine de. Reis rondom de weereld, gedaan op bevel des konings van Frankrijk, in de jaren 1766 tot 1769, met het fregat La Boudeuse en het fluitschip L'Etoile. Uit het Fransch vertaeld en met eenige aenteekeningen verrijkt, door Pieter Leuter. Dordrecht, Abraham Blussé en Zoon, 1772.4to. Contemporary half calf, spine lettered in gilt (sl. soiled). With engraved title-vignette, engraved plate and 21 folding engraved maps by A. van Krevelt (1 repaired; mostly browned). XXVI, 412 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in Paris in 1771 Voyage autour du monde. - First French circumnavigation of the world. Louis Antoine Bougainville (1729 - 1811) gives an account of the discovery, occupation and natural history of the Falkland Islands, which he handed over to Spain. He describes in detail the expulsion of the Jesuits of Paraguay. He visited Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Patagonia, Buenos Aires, the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti, the Samoa Islands, the New Hebrides, the Solomon, Luisiada, and New Britain archipelago, and the Moluccas, Batavia and Mauritius were visited before he sailed for home by way of the Cape of Good Hope and Ascension Island and arrived once again in France in 1769. He created a great deal of interest among the French in the Pacific and his work echoed Jean Jacques Rousseau's concept of the 'noble savage'. - (Small part of p. 141/142 missing with some loss of text). Tiele 177; Cat. NHSM I, p.137 (French ed. only); Sabin 6872; Hill 163; Borba de Moraes I, p.115; Howgego B142. [Boeknr.: 36706 ]

€ 650,00

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. 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 ]

€ 55,00

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

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. The first volume describes China, most of the Far East, and matters related to Chinese culture, like the introduction of Judaism in ancient China. It also includes a broad description of Macau, where the author lived for 16 months, the Philippines and the expedition against the Indonesian pirates of Solor. The second volume describes the relationship of Portugal with Ceylon, Singapore, Malacca, and the east and west coast of Africa (including Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé, and Cape Verde). - A fine set.Gomes, Bibliografia Macaense, 312. [Boeknr.: 31134 ]

€ 650,00

CAMERON, N. The face of China as seen by photographers & travelers 1860-1912. Preface by L. Carrington Goodrich. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1978. 4to. Cloth. With many photographic plates. 159 pp. [Boeknr.: 29270 ]

€ 35,00

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 ]

€ 40,00

CERRI, Urbano. Staat van de Roomsch Catholyke religie, door de geheele werreld: geschreeven tot dienst van Paus Innocentius de XI. Uyt een echt Italiaansch handschrift in't Engelsch overgezet .. door Richard Steele. Uyt het Engelsch vertaald door A.G.L.R.C. Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1715.Sm.8vo. Contemporary half calf. Title page printed in red and black. 340 pp. First published in London the same year: An account of the state of the Roman-Catholick religion throughout the world .. now first translated from an authentick Italian MS never publish'd. - Translation from an Italian manuscript written from 1675 to 1679, containing an account of the state of the Roman-Catholic religion throughout the world: Europe, Asia, Africa and America. - (Age-browned).European-Americana V, p. 192; Streit I, 802. [Boeknr.: 36635 ]

€ 225,00

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. First edition. - 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). This work also contains an overview of a Chinese play, a treatise on Chinese poetry, translations of some Chinese poems, and a number of Chinese proverbs and sayings. - Scarce.Cordier, B.S., col. 1755; Lust 1107. [Boeknr.: 31352 ]

€ 1450,00

CHUN, Carl. Aus den tiefen des Weltmeeres. Schilderungen von der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition. 2. ungearbeitete und stark vermehrte Auflage. Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1905.8vo. Original pictorial cloth. With 3 maps (1 folding map in rear), 6 coloured plates, 8 heliogravures, 32 plates and 482 illustrations. VI,592 pp. Second and best edition, first published in 1900. - Carl Chun (1852-1914) Leiter der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition aus dem Dampfer Valdiva. Ihr Reiseweg führte von Hamburg über die Färöer, die Kanarischen Inseln, die Kamerun-Bucht zur Kongo-Mündung und im weiten Bogen nach Kapstadt; von dort .. zum Eismeerrand. Dabei wurde Ende November 1898 die Bouvet-Insel wider aufgefunden .. Längst der Packeisgrenze wurde die Fährt ostwärts nach den Kerguelen fortgesetzt. Über Neu-Amsterdam und die Cocos-Insel ging es nach Sumatra, von wo aus der Indische Ozean ein zweites Mal, über die Nikobaren, Ceylon, die Chagos-Bank, die Seychellen, nach Daressalam durchschnitten wurde. Chuns Schilderung kan .. ohne Frage zu den Perlen geogrphischer Landschaftsdarstellung in der deutschen Litteratur gezählt werden (Henze I, p.568). - The first large-scale German expedition to explore the deep sea of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean (1898-1899).DAB I, p.542 [Boeknr.: 36737 ]

€ 275,00

COOK, James. Reize rondom de waereld. Vertaald door J.D. Pasteur. Leyden, Amsterdam, 's Hage, Honkoop, Allart en van Cleef, 1795-1803.13 volumes + index volume. Contemporary half calf (top of spines of 3 volumes sl. dam.) with morocco labels to spines. With engraved portrait, 13 engraved title-pages, 52 folding engraved maps by C. van Baarsch and 134 engraved plates (mostly folding) by J.S. Klauber. First Dutch edition; with bookplate of B.J. van Dongen. - First collected accounts of the three great voyages by James Cook (1728-1779), the first really scientific navigator, providing 18th century Europeans with their first virtually complete insight into the previously more or less unexplored region of the Pacifc.Volume I-III contain the life of Cook and his first voyage 1768-1771. The expedition sailed aboard HMS Endeavour to Tahiti, then sailed to New Zealand.where he mapped the complete coastline. He was the first European in New Zealand since Abel Tasman in 1643. Cook then voyaged west, reaching the southeastern coast of Australia near today's Point Hicks on 19 April 1770, and in doing so his expedition became the first recorded Europeans to have encountered its eastern coastline. Cook returned to England via Batavia. Volume IV-VII contain his second voyage 1772-1775. Cook commanded HMS Resolution on this voyage, while Tobias Furneaux commanded its companion ship, HMS Adventure. Cook's expedition circumnavigated the globe at an extreme southern latitude, becoming one of the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. On his return voyage to New Zealand in 1774, Cook landed at the Friendly Islands, Easter Island, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. Volume VIII-XIII contain his third voyage 1776-1780. On his last voyage, Cook again commanded HMS Resolution, while Captain Charles Clerke commanded HMS Discovery. On this expedition he became the first European to begin formal contact with the Hawaiian Islands. From the Sandwich Islands, Cook sailed north and then northeast to explore the west coast of North America north of the Spanish settlements in Alta California. He charted the majority of the North American northwest coastline on world maps for the first time. Cook returned to Hawaii where he was killed in a fight between his men and the natives of Hawaii in 1779. 'Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations up the 19th century. Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realize the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew' (P.M.M. p.135). - James Cook contributed much to European knowledge of the Pacific, several islands were encountered for the first time by Europeans and charting of large areas of the area was a major achievement. - (Some volumes sl. waterstained). - A fine set.Tiele 268; Cat. NHSM I, p.140; Beddie 52. [Boeknr.: 12736 ]

€ 5750,00

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

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

€ 75,00

D'IVOI. Paul. Sergant Kordaat. Naar het Fransch. Vrij bewerkt door Ed. van den Gheijn jr. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1901.8vo. Original pictorial cloth. With 15 woodengraved plates and 114 illustrations after Lucien Métivet. 340 pp. Dutch translation of Le sergent simplet - A travers les Colonies Françaises. - A very nice binding. [Boeknr.: 37196 ]

€ 125,00

DAMPIER, William & Lionel WAFER. Nieuwe reystogt rondom de wereld, waarin omstandiglyk beschreeven worden de land-engte van Amerika, verscheidene kusten en eilanden in West-Indiën, de eilanden van Cabo Verde, de doortogt van de Straat Le Maire na de Zuid-zee, de kusten van Chili, Peru, Mexico; 't eiland Guam een van de Ladrones, 't eiland Mindanao een van de Filippines; en de Oost-Indische eilanden omtrent Cambodia, China, Formosa; Luconia, Celebes, enz. Voorts Nieuw Holland, Sumatra, de eilanen van Nicobar, de Kap de Goede Hoop, en 't eiland Sante Helena. In't Engelsch beschreeven .. en daaruyt vertaald door W. Sewel. Nymegen, Isaac van Campen, 1771 - 1772.4 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt (foot of spine skilfully rep.). With 2 engraved title-pages and 43 engraved maps and plates (including worldmap) by C. Luyken en J. Lamsvelt. 13,405,(9); 305,(7); 80,(6); (92 pp. Second and third Dutch edition, first published in Dutch in 's Gravenhage 1698-1704; first published in English in 1697 A new voyage round the world.. - Dampier's descriptions of his wide-ranging buccaneering travels (he sailed around the world three times) include the account of the first English visit to Australia in 1688. His voyages marked the beginning of British scientific exploration of the Pacific. Countries visited are in America the West-Indies, Chili, Peru, Mexico, Brazil (including the earliest written description of Bahia), in Africa the Cape of Good Hope, Isles of Cape Verd and in Asia the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines and Formosa, Australia and various islands in the Pacific. 'Generally regarded as the greatest explorer and navigator before Cook, Dampier was also a popular and an exciting storyteller who inspired both Swift and Defoe. His books went through many editions and, in some form, have remained in print untill the present day' (The Davidson Collection 32). William Dampier (1651-1715) combined a swashbuckling life of adventure with pioneering scientific achviements. Parts IV contains Lionel Wafer. Nieuwe reistogt en beschryving van de land-engte van America. - Some waterstaining in blank margin part I, otherwise a very fine large paper copy.Tiele 290; Cat. NHSM I, p.135; European Americana V, p.214; Sabin 18388; Borba de Moraes I, p.242; Mendelssohn I, p.409-10; SAB II, p.10; Van Eeghen-van der Kellen 319; Howgego pp.294-298. [Boeknr.: 12785 ]

€ 2450,00

DANISH ASIATIC COMPANY. Brief van een koopman, uit Rotterdam, aan zynen vriend, te Amsterdam. Behelzende eenige aanmerkingen, zo over de negotiation binnen deeze provincien, ten behoeve van vreemde vorsten en particulieren ondernomen: als wel byzonder, ten opzigte der negociatie, die voor reekening van de Geoctroyeerde Deensche Asiatische Compagnie te Coppenhagen, ook thans aan het publicq word aangeboden. Amsterdam, J. Groenewoud etc., (1779). 22 pp. Letter from an Amsterdam merchant about the Danish Asiatic Company (Danish: Asiatisk Kompagni) , a Danish trading company established in 1730 to revive Danish trade on the Danish East Indies and China following the closure of the Danish East India Company. It was granted a 40-year monopoly on Danish trade on Asia in 1732 and taken over by the Danish government in 1772. It was headquartered at Asiatisk Plads in Copenhagen. Its former premises are now used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1772, the company lost its monopoly and in 1779, Danish India became a crown colony. Knuttel 19331. [Boeknr.: 37060 ]

€ 295,00

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 comtemporary 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. It is one of the few contemporary sources available. - 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

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

EAST INDIA COMPANY MANAGEMENT. Gouvernement de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales tant en ces provinces que dans les Indes. (Amsterdam, 1701). Engraved broadsheet. 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 world. 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 States 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

EGEROD, Søren. Atayal-English dictionary. London, Curzon Press, 1980. 2 volumes. Wrappers. XI,830 pp. Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies. - The Austronesian language Atayal is spoken by some 30 - 40.000 people occupying a fairly continuous area consisting of inland mountainous sections of the Taiwan hsien of Taipei, T'aoyüan, Hsinchu, Maoli, T'aichung and Ilan. [Boeknr.: 36551 ]

€ 95,00

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. 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

FAR EAST. Daily Telegraph War Map of the Far East. No. 11. London, Hutchinson & Co., (ca. 1940). Coloured map. Ca. 75 x 101 cm. Shows railways, canals, oil pipe lines, oilfields, strategic supply roads and steamer routes. [Boeknr.: 36588 ]

€ 65,00

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

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). The colonial period was brought to an end after the 1662 siege of Fort Zeelandia by Koxinga's army who promptly dismantled the Dutch colony, expelled the Dutch and established a Ming loyalist. [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 being a translation of selections Nos. 1 and 2 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. - Two important memoirs by Stein van Gollenesse (1743) and Moens (1781). [Boeknr.: 6282 ]

€ 75,00

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. 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

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 ]

€ 75,00

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 ]

€ 75,00

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. First published in 1774 - Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774) was a well-known Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright, dramatist and poet, who is noted for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766). This 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. - A handsome set.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

GUILLEMARD, F.H.H. The cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with notes of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago. 2nd edition. London, John Murray, 1889.Original decorated cloth gilt. With 14 maps (5 folding), 28 plates and 111 woodengravings after J. Keulemans, C. Whymper, a.o. by E. Whymper. XIX,455 pp. With armorial bookplate of Peter Antony Lanyon-Orgill. - First published in London in 1886. - Account of an extensive cruise, January 1882 to April 1884, visiting the then lesser known lands and islands in Eastern waters. The Marchesa visited Formosa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Kamchatka, Bering Islands, Sulu Islands, British North Borneo, Lubuan and Brunei, Batavia, Celebes, the Moluccas, New Guinea and Amoboina, Banda and the Aru Islands. Francis Henry Hill Guillemard (1852 - 1933) was a reader of geography at Cambridge University, a traveller, writer and naturalist. He served as a naturalist on an expedition into Southeast Asia about which he wrote in his The Cruise of the Marchesa which became a popular travel book.Cat. KITLV p.6; Ferguson 10138b; Cordier, B.I., col..1472. [Boeknr.: 1847 ]

€ 275,00

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), uncut. 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 Gotfried Haafner (1754 - 1809) was a German-Dutch travel writer who lived in and wrote extensively on India and Sri Lanka. His travelogues were noted for their Romantic undertones, lively descriptions of Indian cultures and peoples, as well as criticisms of European colonialism, slavery, and cultural domination. 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, uncut. 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 Gotfried Haafner (1754 - 1809) was a German-Dutch travel writer who lived in and wrote extensively on India and Sri Lanka. His travelogues were noted for their Romantic undertones, lively descriptions of Indian cultures and peoples, as well as criticisms of European colonialism, slavery, and cultural domination. 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). Tiele 434; Cat. NHSM I,p. 243; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 295; Landwehr, VOC, 348. [Boeknr.: 3285 ]

€ 375,00

HAAFNER, Jacob. Travels on foot through the island of Ceylon. London, Richard Phillips and Co.,1821.Original wrappers, uncut. With 3 aquatint 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 was captured by the English in Madras but escaped to Ceylon. 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). Jacob Gotfried Haafner (1754 - 1809) was a German-Dutch travel writer who lived in and wrote extensively on India and Sri Lanka. His travelogues were noted for their Romantic undertones, lively descriptions of Indian cultures and peoples, as well as criticisms of European colonialism, slavery, and cultural domination. 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).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

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

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

HAMEL, Hendrick. Verhaal van het vergaan van het jacht De Sperwer en van het wedervaren der schipbreukelingen op het eiland Quelpaert en het vasteland van Korea (1653-1666) met eene beschrijving van dat rijk. Uitgegeven door B. Hoetink. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1920. Cloth. With folding map and 11 illustrations. XXX,LIII,165 pp. Linschoten Vereeniging XVIII. - Hendrik Hamel's (1653-1666) account of his unexpected and not voluntary visit to Korea (1653-1666) has long been known as the earliest report in a western language on the land, people and customs of Korea. [Boeknr.: 6178 ]

€ 150,00

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

HAWES, Roger. Twee bysondere scheeps-togten, de eerste van Roger Hawes, behelsende een berigt van het aanstellen van een comptoir tot Cranganor, onder den Groten Samorin, etc. in het jaar 1616. De tweede van Alexander Childe na Suratte en Jasques: gedaan in het jaar 1616 en vervolgens. Beyde in het Engels beschreven, en nu alder-eerst uyt die spraak vertaalt. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, (ca. 1706).Folio. Modern boards. With engraved title-vignette and engraving in text. (8) pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - Two voyages to India, Cranganur and Surat, made in 1616.Tiele 8; Cat. NHSM I, p.107. [Boeknr.: 12248 ]

€ 125,00

HEARN, Lafcadio. The life and letters of Lafcadio Hearn by E. Bisland. London, Archibald Constable & Co., 1907. 2 volumes. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. With plates. VIII,475; 560 pp. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was an American writer before moving to Japan and becoming Japanese. He was of Greek-Irish descent. He wrote about Japanese culture, especially legends and ghost stories. He introduced the culture and literature of Japan to the West. - A nice set. [Boeknr.: 31466 ]

€ 175,00

HEARN, Lafcadio. Some Chinese ghosts. London, Kegan Paul Trench, 1907. Original red cloth gilt (spine damaged). 203 pp. First published in 1887. - A Chinese classic of folk-tales & ghostly stories. [Boeknr.: 31189 ]

€ 45,00

HEBER, Reginald. Narrative of a journey through the upper provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825, (with notes upon Ceylon), an account of a journey to Madras and the southern provinces, 1826, and letters written in India. Third edition. London, John Murray, 1828.3 volumes. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With 27 wood-engravings. LXVII,450; VI,564; VI,525,(2),VIII pp. First edition published the same year. - Posthumously published by the widow of the author Amelia Heber. Reginald Heber (1783-1826) described in his daily journal his travels as bishop of Calcutta through Northern India from October 1823 to April 1824. This tour encompassed a journey through Bihar, Rohilkhand, Rajputana, and Gujarat with visits to such key cities as Benares, Allahabad, Agra and Lucknow. The main interest in Heber's journal is in his description of the people and their culture and in his observation of the great natural beauty of India's rivers and mountains (Riddick 123). He later visited Ceylon, and sailed to Madras and the south, where he died in April 1826. A highly valuable, interesting, and most delightful work (Lowndes 1030-1031). - A fine copy.Goonetileke I, 2202. [Boeknr.: 10964 ]

€ 1225,00

HEDIN, Sven. Durch Asiens Wüsten. Drei Jahre auf neuen Wegen in Pamir, Lop-nor, Tibet und China. 8. Auflage. Leipzig., F.A. Brockhaus, 1923.2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth. With 5 maps and 107 illustrations and plates. XII,236; VI,245 pp. First German edition 1899, first published in Swedish En färd Asien 1893-97. Stockholm, 1898. - Account of Sven Hedin's first scientific expedition in Central Asia. He traveled across Russia to Tashkent, and in winter 1893-94 he crossed the Pamir region. Returning to Kashgar in western Chinese Turkestan, he explored the Tarim Basin, then made a harrowing crossing of the Takla Makam Desert, during which some of his guides died of thirst. On his expedition, he also came upon ruins of ancient settlements that had lined the old Silk Road. Hedin next explored Lop Nop, a large shallow lake in western China, its shifting location long a puzzle to European geographers. He went on to Peking, then returned to Europe. - Fine.Hess 4; Yakushi H97C; [Boeknr.: 24275 ]

€ 135,00

HEDIN, Sven. En färd genom Asien 1893-97. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers, 1898.2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth (spines sl. discoloured). With 4 maps (2 large folding and one double page) and 258 illustrations (many full page plates and some in colours). XIV,565,(4); (4),537,((6) pp. First edition of Through Asia. - Account of Sven Hedin's first scientific expedition in Central Asia. He traveled across Russia to Tashkent, and in winter 1893-94 he crossed the Pamir region. Returning to Kashgar in western Chinese Turkestan, he explored the Tarim Basin, then made a harrowing crossing of the Takla Makam Desert, during which some of his guides died of thirst. On his expedition, he also came upon ruins of ancient settlements that had lined the old Silk Road. Hedin next explored Lop Nop, a large shallow lake in western China, its shifting location long a puzzle to European geographers. He went on to Peking, then returned to Europe. He travelled through regions never before visited by Europeans. - A fine set.Hess 4; Yakushi H97C, Cordier, BS, col.2853. [Boeknr.: 34626 ]

€ 225,00

HEDIN, Sven. Der wandernde See. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1937. Original cloth. With 10 maps and 151 photographic illustrations. 295 pp. First German edition; first published in Swedish Den vandrande sjõn. Stockholm, 1937. - Narrative of Hedin's travel to Lop-Nor, a former salt lake, now largely dried up, located between the Taklamakan and Kumtag deserts in the southeastern portion of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The expedition stumbled on the ancient buried city of Lou-lan (Loulan Yiji), but, being short of water and anxious to continue, no attempt was made to excavate the site (Howgego IV, p.435).Hess p.30. [Boeknr.: 23153 ]

€ 45,00

HEDIN, Sven. Die Seidenstrasse. 3. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1937.Original pictorial cloth (foxed). With 2 maps (1 folding) and 91 photographic lllustrations. 264 pp. First published in 1936. - Popular edition of the Sino-Swedish expedition to Central Asia of 1933-35. This book deals with the exploration of the region round Lop-Nor.Hess A18; Yakushi H119b. [Boeknr.: 31890 ]

€ 45,00

HEDIN, Sven. Transhimalaja. Entdeckungen und Abenteuer in Tibet. 7. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1922. 3 volumes. Original boards. With 10 maps and 397 illustrations. XVIII,405; X,406; X,390 pp. First published in Stockholm in 1909-1912: Transhimalaya. Upptäcker och äfventyr i Tibet. - Account of the exploration in Tibet and Central Asia, 1906-08. 'Der Reichtum an geographischer, historischer und ethnologischer, aber auch kultureller Information bleibt auch heute noch in ihrer gesamtheitlichen Darstellung einmalig und unübertroffen' (Aschoff 812). - (Vol. III stained).Hess p.24; Yakushi H103. [Boeknr.: 25029 ]

€ 125,00

HEDIN, Sven. Transhimalaya. Upptäckter och äfventyr i Tibet. Stockholm, Albert Bonnier, 1909 - 1912.3 volumes. Original pictorial cloth. With 15 maps and 569 illustrations and plates (several in colours). (14),665,(2); (4),593,(2); (6),591 pp. First edition. - Account of the exploration in Tibet and Central Asia, 1906-08. 'Der Reichtum an geographischer, historischer und ethnologischer, aber auch kultureller Information bleibt auch heute noch in ihrer gesamtheitlichen Darstellung einmalig und unübertroffen' (Aschoff 812). - A fine set.Hess p.23; Yakushi H103a. [Boeknr.: 32841 ]

€ 225,00

HEERDT, Jacob Carel Frederik van. Mijne reis met de landmail van Batavia over Singapore, Ceilon, Aden en Suez tot Alexandrië in Egypte. 's Gravenhage, K. Fuhri, 1851.Original half cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With folding lithographed map, and 5 lithographed plates by P. Blommers (1 large folding, showing panoramic views of Ceylon and Aden). VIII,(2),106 pp. First edition; with bookplate of Bibl. Doctrina & Amicitia. - Baron van Heerdt (1819-1878) travelled in 1846 from Indonesia to the Netherlands, as route he chose the little known 'landmail' or 'overlandweg'. via Egypt. Fragments of his travel experiences were first published in i.a. De Gids, Warnaserie and Indisch Jaarboekje, after recasting these fragments, this book was published. Heerdt can be considered as one of the predecessors of the just rising Dutch Indonesian literature. - (Age-browned). - Scarce.Cat. NHSM I, p.179; Cat. KITLV p.57; Not in Tiele. [Boeknr.: 1650 ]

€ 450,00


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