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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. - A nice set. 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. [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

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. Raadselen der Gobi. De Zweedsch-Duitsch-Chineesche ontdekkingsreis door de Gobi woestijn gedurende de jaren 1928-1930. Vertaald door C.C. Bender. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1934. Half cloth. With photographic plates. 333 pp. First published in Swedish Gebiöknens Gåtor. Stockholm 1930. - Riddles of the Gobi dessert. The Sino-Swedish expedition to Central Asia. - (Foxed).Hess p.29; Yakushi H115. [Boeknr.: 26988 ]

€ 30,00

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. Upptäcker 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 of Trans-Himalaya. - 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

HENIGER, Johannes. Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakenstein (1636-1691) and Hortus Malabaricus. A contribution to the history of Dutch colonial botany. Rotterdam, A.A. Balkema, 1986. Folio. Boards, with dust-jacket. With 85 illustrations. XVI,295 pp. The author, commander of Malabar (now Kerala in India) in the service of the VOC, published in 1678-1693 the Hortus Indicus Malabaricus. The life and work of Van Reede form a fascinating chapter in Dutch colonial botany. [Boeknr.: 6292 ]

€ 45,00

HENIGER, Johannes. Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakenstein (1636-1691) and Hortus Malabaricus. A contribution to the history of Dutch colonial botany. Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakenstein (1636-1691) en de Hortus Malabaricus. Een bijdrage tot de geschiedenis van de Nederlanse koloniale botanie. Rotterdam, A.A. Balkema, 1986. Folio. Wrappers. With 85 illustrations. XVI,295 pp. Thesis. - The author, commander of Malabar (now Kerala in India) in the service of the VOC, published in 1678-1693 the Hortus Indicus Malabaricus. The life and work of Van Reede form a fascinating chapter in Dutch colonial botany. [Boeknr.: 27355 ]

€ 45,00

HERMANNS, Matthias. Die Nomaden von Tibet. Die sozial-wirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Hirtenkulturen in A mdo und von Innerasien Ursprung und Entwicklung der Viehzucht. Wien, Herold, (1949). Half cloth. With 4 folding maps and 56 photographic illustrations. XVI,325 pp. First edition. - 'Mit der Darstellung der sozialwirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Hirtenkulturen in Amdo und Innerasien gehört das Buch in seiner Zuverlässigkeit zu den besten und unentbehrlichen Arbeiten der gesamten Tibetliteratur' (Aschoff 857).Yakushi H149. [Boeknr.: 24188 ]

€ 45,00

HEYDEN, Frans Jansz. van der. Vervarelyke schip-breuk van 't Oost-Indische jacht Terschelling onder het landt van Bengale; verhalende desselfs verongelukken, en den gruwelijken hongers-noot van 32 schip-breukelingen op zeker onbewoont eilant.. als ook hoe sy van het selve eilant in Bengale landen.. Uitgegeven en van prenten, aanteekeningen en een inleiding voorzien door C.E. Warnsinck-Delprat. Voorwoord van W. Voorbeijtel Cannenburg. Utrecht, W. de Haan, 1944. Half leather (rebacked). With plates and maps. 137 pp. Limited edition. - The Dutch ship Terschelling was wrecked off the coast of Bengal in 1661. [Boeknr.: 6290 ]

€ 30,00

HEYDEN, Frans Jansz. van der. Vervarelyke schip-breuk van't Oost-Indisch jacht Ter Schelling, onder het landt van Bengale; verhalende desselfs ongelucken, en den gruwelyken hongersnood van 32 schip-breukelingen op zeker onbewoont eiland, daer zy van't wrak met een vlot aanquamen. Hoe sy van het selve eiland in Bengale landen, en voorts in't veld-leger van den Grooten Mogol, tot in't koningryck van Assam landewaerts opgevoert zijn. Beneffens een bondige beschryving der koningrijken van Arrakan, Bengale, Martavan, Tanassery. 4e druk. Harderwijk, Dirk en Jan Rampen, 1707.4to. Old half cloth. With large woodcut vignette on title-page and 18 woodcuts in the text. 96 pp. First edition was published in Amsterdam in 1648; with bookplate of J. Verheus. - Shipwreck on a desert island, hunger, and cannibalism are the themes in this journal kept by Franz Janszoon van der Heiden, a member of the crew. The ship left Batavia (Jakarta) under captain Jacob Jansz. Stroom in 1661 and wrecked on a sandbank off the shore of Bengal and finally reached mainland Bengal where they were conscripted into the Mogul army to fight against the kingdom of Assam. The gruesome massacre of captives by the Nabob is described and followed by accounts of the kingdoms of Arrakan, Martabab, Tanassery, Bengala and Patan along the coast of the Bay of Bengal from modern Bangladesh to Burma. One of the most well-known Dutch books of a disastrous voyage by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). - Fine.Landwehr, VOC, 422; Tiele 462; Cat. NHSM I, p.188; Huntress 23 C; Lach, Asia in the making of Europe III, p.496. [Boeknr.: 34749 ]

€ 1750,00

HEYLYN, Peter. Cosmography in four books containing the chrography and history of the whole world: and all the principal kingdoms, provinces, seas, and isles thereof. London, printed by A.C. for P. Chetwind and A. Seile, 1677.Folio. 4 volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary mottled calf. With engraved title-page (London, Anne Seile, 1669) and 4 double-page maps of the continents. (8),303; (222); 230; 154; (46) pp. Fifth edition, first published in 1652; with armorial bookplate of Philip Monoux . - An attempt to describe in meticulous detail every aspect of the known world. It appears to have been the first description in print of Australia, and perhaps of California, Terra del Fuego, and other territories in the New World. With Appendix on the endeavor to discover Terra Australis Incognita, or the Southern continent. This curious discourse on Terra Australis describes its supposed immense size to be as large as Europe, Asia and Africa (Cox II, p.339). The fine maps depict Europe, Asia, Africa and America with California as an island. - (Age-browned). - A popular work, frequently reissued.Cowan p.108; European-Americana IV, p.28; Sabin 31655. [Boeknr.: 32811 ]

€ 3250,00

HEYNEN, F(rederik Constantijn). Blikken op Indië. Geschiedenis, godsdienst, maatschappelijke toestand, taal en letterkunde. Rotterdam, G.W. van Belle, 1870.Modern cloth (original printed frontwrapper mounted). With tinted lithographed frontispiece by P.W. v.d. Weger. VI,244 pp. First edition. - Description of India: history, religion, social conditions, language and literature. - Bound with: Savitri, Een episode der Maha-Bharata, uit het Sanskriet vertaald en toegelicht door J. Arntz. [Boeknr.: 14017 ]

€ 65,00

HOMOET, J.C. Ito, de priester der zongodin. Een Japansch verhaal. Amsterdam, W. Kirchner, (1899). Original half brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With coloured lithographed frontispiece and map. 321,(2) pp.. Juvenile of which the scene is laid at Japan with observations on local history and customs. [Boeknr.: 31424 ]

€ 95,00

HOND, Jan de & Menno FITSKI. A narrow bridge. Japan and the Netherlands from 1600 Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum & Nijmegen, Vantilt, 2016. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 200 pp. Part of the Rijksmuseum Country Series published by the museum's History Department. Each book in the series uses objects in the Rijksmuseum collection to explore the shared history of the Netherlands and overseas countries. [Boeknr.: 33972 ]

€ 25,00

HOND, Jan de & Menno FITSKI. De smalle brug. Japan en Nederland sinds 1600 Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum & Nijmegen, Vantilt, 2016. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 210 pp. Part of the Rijksmuseum Country Series published by the museum's History Department. Each book in the series uses objects in the Rijksmuseum collection to explore the shared history of the Netherlands and overseas countries. [Boeknr.: 33971 ]

€ 25,00

HOOGHLY. Aanwysing der voornaamste wooningen, poorten, thuynen, tanken, enz. op Hoegly A° 1721. (Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Joannes van Braam, Gerard onder de Linden, 1724).Engraved plan of the trading post of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in Hooghly in Bengal, with ships in the foreground and legend with names of the buildings, gardens, etc. Ca. 28 x 36,5 cm. From: François Valentijn. Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën. - Among other European powers that came to Hooghly were the Portuguese, the Danish, the British, the French, the Belgians and the Germans. Dutch traders centred their activities in the town Chuchura which is south of Hooghly. Chandannagar became the base of the French and the city remained under their control from 1816 to 1950. Similarly, the Danish establishment in settlement in Serampore (1755). All these towns are on the west bank of the Hooghly River and served as ports. Among these European countries, the British ultimately became most powerful. Landwehr, VOC, 467. [Boeknr.: 13950 ]

€ 150,00

HOSIE, Dorothea. Portrait of a Chinese lady and certain of her contemporaries by Lady Hosie. London, Hodder and Stoughton, (1929). Original red cloth gilt (spine faded). With 24 photographic plates. XV,404 pp. First edition. - Lady Dorothea Hosie (1885-1959) was the daughter of W.E. Soothill, missionary, scholar and sinologist, and wife of Sir Alexander Hosie, diplomat. She was born in China and was regarded as an authority on China. [Boeknr.: 31128 ]

€ 35,00

HOSIE, Dorothea. Portrait of a Chinese lady and certain of her contemporaries by Lady Hosie. London, Hodder and Stoughton, (1933). Original blue cloth. With 8 photographic plates. XV,404 pp. First published in 1929. - Lady Dorothea Hosie (1885-1959) was the daughter of W.E. Soothill, missionary, scholar and sinologist, and wife of Sir Alexander Hosie, diplomat. She was born in China and was regarded as an authority on China. [Boeknr.: 36144 ]

€ 30,00

HOSIE, Dorothea. Two gentlemen of China. An intimate description of the private life of two patrician Chinese families, their home, loves, religion, mirth, sorrow, & many other aspects of their family life. By Lady Hosie. With introduction by W.E. Soothill. 4th edition. London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1926. Original orange cloth with illustration of a pagoda on front cover. With 16 photographic plates. 316 pp. First published in 1924; with bookplate of Verryn Stuart. - Lady Dorothea Hosie (1885-1959) was the daughter of W.E. Soothill, missionary, scholar and sinologist, and wife of Sir Alexander Hosie, diplomat. She was born in China and was regarded as an authority on China. [Boeknr.: 36143 ]

€ 55,00

HOVE, H.J. van. Hollanders in Korea. (Utrecht, Het Spectrum, 1989). Wrappers. With illustrations. 162 pp. [Boeknr.: 8894 ]

€ 15,00

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

€ 95,00

HOWARD BURY, Charles Kenneth, G. BRUCE. a.o. Naar den hoogsten top der aarde. De beklimming van den Mount Everest. Voor Nederland bewerkt door A. Tervooren. Amsterdam, Scheltens & Giltay, (1922). Original cloth, gilt lettering. With folding map and 69 photographic illustrations. 382,(2) pp. First Dutch edition of Mount Everest; the Reconnaissance. London 1922. - Official account of the first Everest expedition of 1921. They reached to the Northcol and discovered the route to the top.Yakushi H247d; Marshall 2634; Neate H120. [Boeknr.: 27832 ]

€ 45,00

HUC, Régis Evariste & Joseph GABET. Reisherinneringen uit Tartarije, Thibet en China. Verhaal der missie-reis in de jaren 1844, 1845 en 1846. Arnhem, Josué Witz, 1855-57.2 volumes. 19th century grey cloth. XIV,409; 295 pp. Rare Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1850 Souvenires d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine. - Record of the famous journey made between 1839 and 1852 by the Lazarist missionaries Huc and Gabet travelling from Macao and Canton through Mongolia to Lhasa.Cf. Cordier, B. S., col. 2119; Yakushi H249; Marshall 1334; Aschhoff 920; Howgego II, p.291; not in Tiele nor Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 31542 ]

€ 295,00

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

€ 55,00

INDIA. Return to an Address of the House of Lords, dated 22nd February 1883, for copies or extracts of, correspondence between the Secretary of State for India in Council, the government of India, and the various local governments, on the proposed measures for the extension of local government in India. Part II: Appendix. London, India Office, 1883.Folio. Original blue wrappers (dam.). 353 pp. - (Light browning). [Boeknr.: 7831 ]

€ 45,00

JACOBS, Els M. Koopman in Azië. De handel van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie tijdens de 18de eeuw. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2000. 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With numerous illustrations (several in colours). 304 pp. [Boeknr.: 21124 ]

€ 25,00

JAPAN. An official guide to Eastern Asia. Trans-continental connections between Europe and Asia. Volume II: South-Western Japan. Tokyo, The Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1914. Original cloth. With photograph illustrations in the text and 15 coloured maps and plans (mostly folding). CCIV,370 pp. Detailed guide to South-West Japan and Taiwan. [Boeknr.: 31859 ]

€ 125,00

JAPAN. HERINNERINGEN AAN JAPAN 1850-1870. Foto's en fotoalbums in Nederlands bezit. Samengesteld door het Prentenkabinet van de Rijksuniversiteit Leiden. (Met inleidingen van W.G.J. Remmelink, H.J. Moeshart en E.M. Jacobs). 's Gravenhage, Staatsuitgeverij, 1987. 4to. Wrappers. With many photographic plates. 234 pp. [Boeknr.: 4682 ]

€ 25,00

JAPAN. JAPAN UND EUROPA 1543-1929. Eine Ausstellung der 43. Berliner Festwochen im Martin-Gropius-Bau. Herausgegeben von Doris Croissant, Lothar Lederrose unter Mitwirkung von Hendrik Budde, Gedeon Sievernich. Berlin, Argon, 1993. 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With numerous coloured illustrations. 621 pp. [Boeknr.: 7055 ]

€ 45,00

JAPAN. KYOTO. Issued by Kyoto Exhibitors' Association to the Japan-British Exhibition. Kyoto, 1910. Original decorated cloth. With illustrations and 7 double-page coloured woodcuts. Contents of exhibitors guide: General information - Noted places and temples of Kyoto and vicinity - Industries of Kyoto - List of exhibitors to the Japan-British exhibition. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 31427 ]

€ 275,00

JESUIT MISSION REPORTS FROM CHINA & INDOCHINA. Nouvelles lettres édifiantes des missions de la Chine et des Indes orientales. Paris, de l'imprimerie d'Adrien Le Clere, imprimeur de l'Archevêché de Paris, 1818-1823.8 volumes. 12mo. Contemporary half calf (spines rubbed with occasional light cracking). With printer's woodcut device on title-pages. XXVIII, 486, (1, errata); IV, 560; (IV), 503, (1 errata); (IV), 567, (1); VIII, 603 (errata pasted on final page as usual); (IV), 511, (1 errata); (IV), 419; (IV), 448 pp. FIirst edition. - Important collection of Jesuit reports from China and Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Siam, Macao, etc.), a continuation of the collection of Jesuit letters known as the Lettres édifiantes et curieuses. They are mostly concerned with internal matters, such as clashes with the Chinese authorities (Lust 830). Volumes one to five deal with China and volumes six to eight deal with the missions in Tong-King and Cochinchina. - Unobtrusive faint library blind stamps on title pages, otherwise a fine and fresh set. - Rare.Löwendahl, China, I, p. XLIX; Morrison II p. 159; Cordier, B. S II, cols. 953-957 (listing the contents in detail); Streit & Dinginger, Bibl. Missionen, 1931: 2. [Boeknr.: 36402 ]

€ 1100,00

JESUITS EXPULSION. EDIT D'EXPULSION DES JÉSUITES DE TOUS LES ETATS DE LA COURONNE DE PORTUGAL. (Lisbonne), Imprimée dans la Secretairerie d'Etat des Affaires du Royaume, (1759).Sm.8vo. Wrappers. 16; 12 pp. First edition; bilingual: French and Portuguese. - Official decree by the Portuguese king Jospeh I of the 3rd of September 1759 in which the Jesuits were expelled both in Portugal and in its colonies. There were long-standing tensions between the Portuguese crown and the Jesuits, which increased when the Count of Oeiras (later the Marquis of Pombal) became the monarch's minister of state, culminating in the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1759. The Távora affair in 1758 could be considered a pretext for the expulsion and crown confiscation of Jesuit assets. According to historians James Lockhart and Stuart B. Schwartz, the Jesuits' 'independence, power, wealth, control of education, and ties to Rome made the Jesuits obvious targets for Pombal's brand of extreme regalism'. By this decree the Portuguese colonizers secured the expulsion of the Jesuits. [Boeknr.: 32840 ]

€ 275,00

JONES, Thomas. Vierde reys van de Engelse Maatschappy na Oost-Indien, onder het beleyd van Alexander SHARPEY en Richard ROWLES; neffens het aandoen van de Roode-Zee door de Ascension, gedaan 1608 en vervolgens. Mitsgaders de voyagien en berigten van William NICOLS, Samuel BRADSHAW en Joseph SALBANK, breeder op de volgende blad-zijde vermeld. Als ook de vijfde reys van de Engelse Maatschappy na Oost-Indien, bysonder na Java en Banda. Gedaan en beschreven van David MIDDELTON, in 't jaar 1609 en vervolgens. Alles nu aldereerst uyt het Engels vertaald. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707.Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With engraved title-vignette and folding engraved plate. 62,(8) pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - Fourth and fifth voyage sent out by the English East India Company visiting Java and Banda.Tiele 8; Cat. NHSM I, p.107. [Boeknr.: 12214 ]

€ 145,00

JÖRG, C.J.A. Porcelain and the Dutch China trade. The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1982. Folio. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 90 illustrations. 372 pp. [Boeknr.: 6161 ]

€ 60,00

JOSEPH, DEN GEBOORNEN INDIAAN. SONDERLINGE REYSEN VAN JOSEPH, DEN GEBOORNEN INDIAAN, bevattende een aanmerklijke beschrijvingh der landen, steeden, en inwooners van Caranganor, Calicuth, Cambaja, Narsinga, enz. Door de Portugeezen uyt sijnen mond opgetekend, anno 1501. Nu aldereerst uyt ' t Portugeesch vertaald. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.Sm.8vo. Old marbled wrappers. With engraved title-vignette and double-page engraving. 23, (4) pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - When Pedro Alvares Cabral called at Cochin in the winter of 1500 to 1501, he was approached by two Syro-Malabar priests, Joseph and Mathias, who requested to be taken on board for the voyage to Europe so that they could visit Rome and Jerusalem. Mathias, however, died en route. In the cities of Europe, Joseph was apparently interrogated at great length about his homeland, and was regarded as a man of the highest integrity. His description of Cranganore, although bigoted and biased in favour of the Christian community, was widely accepted at face value. In Rome he presented a report on the Malabar Christians and answered numerous questions, some of them directed from the pope himself (Howgego J29). An early account of a visitor from India to Europe. - Fine.Tiele 5; Cat. NHSM I, p.107. [Boeknr.: 32888 ]

€ 175,00

JOSSON, H. La mission du Bengale occidental ou archidiocèse de Calcutta. Province Belge de la Compagnie de Jésus. Bruges, imprimerie Sainte-Catherine, 1921.2 volumes. Printed wrappers (stained). With 5 folding maps and 281 photographic illustrations. XVI,496; XII,479 pp. History of the Belgian mission in Bengal 1517-1920. [Boeknr.: 10898 ]

€ 45,00

KAEMPFER / VON SIEBOLD. Gedenkschrift Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) (und) Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866). Ergänzt durch eine Darstellung der deutschen Japanologie. Tokyo, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiën, 1966. Half cloth. With plates. 314 pp. - German and Japanese text. [Boeknr.: 11804 ]

€ 95,00

KAEMPFER, Engelbert. Histoire naturelle, civile, ecclesiastique de l'empire du Japon: composée en Allemand .. et traduite en François sur la version Angloise de Jean-Gaspar Scheuchzer. Amsterdam, Herman Uitwerf, 1732.3 volumes. 12mo. 19th century calf, spines gilt, with black labels to spines. With title-pages printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece and 13 engraved folding maps and plates. LXX,(2),312; (2),379,(17); (6),416 pp. Second abridged French edition; original English edition published in London in 1727: The history of Japan. - The German botanist and physician Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) was medical officer to the Dutch factory on Deshima. During his term of duty he joined the embassy of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to Edo. In Japan he secured the good will of the authorities so completely that he was allowed to travel where and as he pleased. His work, beautifully illustrated, has long been recognized as the most authoritative account of that country published at that time when it was forbidden for Europeans to travel in Japan. - A fine copy of this classic work on Japan.Landwehr, VOC, 533; Cordier, B. J., col. 416-417; Alt-Japan-Kat. 716; Laures 601; Boucher de la Richarderie V, p.206; See for the Dutch edition Tiele 584; Cat. NHSM I, p.233; [Boeknr.: 31946 ]

€ 3250,00

KALFF, S(amuel). Japansche schetsen. Amsterdam, J.H. de Bussy, 1895. Original pictorial wrappers. (8),234 pp. The Japanese stories were written during the author's trip through Japan and first published as articles in newspapers. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 31425 ]

€ 75,00

KEMP, Herman C. Bibliographies on Southeast Asia. Leiden, KITLV, 1998. Cloth. XVII,1128 pp. Bibliographical Series. - Now, for the first time, virtually all main 'gates' to all written sources on all subjects on Southeast Asia are assembled in this book. Wherever possible the items are annotated (Foreword). [Boeknr.: 19826 ]

€ 45,00

KLEIWEG DE ZWAAN, J.P. Oude betrekkingen tusschen Nederland en Japan. Amsterdam, E. van der Vecht, 1918. Wrappers. 40 pp. [Boeknr.: 16770 ]

€ 18,00

KLEIWEG DE ZWAAN, Johannes Pieter. Völkerkundliches und Geschichtliches über die Heilkunde der Chinesen und Japaner mit besonderer Berücksichtigung holländischer Einflüssen. Haarlem, Erven Loosjes, 1917.Folio. Original boards. With many illustrations. XI,656 pp. Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen. Derde Verzameling, deel VII.- Johannes Pieter Kleiweg de Zwaan (1875 - 1971), the first professor of anthropology in the Netherlands, did extensive survey in the Dutch East Indies. In this important study he examined the influence of the Dutch on the Japanese and Chinese health service. [Boeknr.: 11716 ]

€ 225,00

KNIPSCHILD, Harry. De bekering van de wereld. Brieven, verhalen en ervaringen uit de geschiedenis van de missie. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2013. Wrappers. With illustrations. 224 pp. [Boeknr.: 33200 ]

€ 25,00

KONINCKX, Christian. The first and second charters of the Swedish East India Company (1731-1766). A contribution to the maritime, economic and social history of North-Western Europe in its relationships with the Far East. With a preface by K. Glamann. Kortrijk, Van Ghemmert, (1980). Cloth. With folding table, 18 plates, and maps and diagrams. 559,(1) pp. Important study on the Swedish East India Company, with tables of contents on: persons, geographical names, subjects and ships. [Boeknr.: 14377 ]

€ 35,00

KOTZEBUE, Moritz von. Reis naar Perzie met het Russisch keizerlijk gezantschap in den jare 1817. Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald. 's Gravenhage, Weduwe J. Allart en Comp., 1819.Contemporary half calf (extremities of spine damaged). With finely hand-coloured engraved title-page and 3 folding aquatint plates by W.H. Hoogkamer. XVI,264 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Weimar in 1819 Reise nach Persien mit der russisch kaiserlichen Gesandtschaft im Jahre 1817. - Moritz von Kotzebue (1789-1861), Russian/Estonian army officer and traveller, accompanied general Jermoloff during the peace negotiations in Persia. He kept an informative journal of this embassy and gives a lively description of the people of Persia. - (Stained).Wilson p.121; Engelmann I, p.143 (German edition of 1819); Muller, Bibl. Neerl.-Russe, 206; Catalogue Russica K1106; Howgego II, p.329; Not in Tiele. [Boeknr.: 31744 ]

€ 395,00

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

€ 18,00

KUYLENSTJERNA, Alexis. Bland Kineser och Mongoler. Stockholm, C. & E. Gernandt, (1900-1901).2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth. With numerous plates and illustrations. (4),420; (4),427 pp. First edition. - Travel-account in Swedish, starting in Port Said to Hong Kong, Peking, Shanghai, Mongolia and Moscow. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 32845 ]

€ 75,00

LAUNAY, A. Les cinquante-deux serviteurs de dieu français - Annamites - Chinois. Mis à mort pour la foi en Extrême-Orient de 1815 à 1856 dont la cause de béatification a été introduite en 1840, 1843, 1857. Biographies. Tome II. Paris, Téqui, 1893. Original printed wrappers. 350;16 pp. Biographies of Paul Khoan, Luc Loan, Gilles Delamott, Augustin Schoeffler, Jean Louis Bonnard, Auguste Chapdelaine, etc. [Boeknr.: 24610 ]

€ 65,00

LE BON, Gustave. Les civilisations de l'Inde. Paris, Firmin-Didot et Cie., 1887.8vo. Contemporary half brown morocco, spine gilt. With 2 maps, 7 chromo-lithographed plates and 350 illustrations. VII,743 pp. First edition. - Containing also some coloured illustrations of Nepal in the 19th century. - (Foxed as usual).Yakushi L58; Chadenat 1408. [Boeknr.: 25148 ]

€ 275,00

LEQUIN, Frank & Albert MEIJER. Samuel van de Putte, een Mandarijn uit Vlissingen (1690-1745). De onbedoelde publicatie van een restant. Middelburg, Stichting VOC Publicaties, 1989. Oblong 8vo. Wrappers. With many facsimiles. 104 pp. Samuel van der Putte was a Dutch adventurer, linguist and scientist who travelled widely through South East Asia, India, China and Tibet. [Boeknr.: 226 ]

€ 35,00

LIMBURG BROUWER, Petrus Abraham Akbar. Een Oostersche roman. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1887. Original blue cloth with gilt pictorial decoration on front (sl. rubbed). VII,247 pp. First published in 1872. - Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar was ruler of the Mughal Empire from 1556 until 1605. [Boeknr.: 25693 ]

€ 30,00

LOIR, Maurice. L'escadre de l'amiral Courbet. Paris, Nancy, Berger-Levrault et Cie., 1894.8vo. Original pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. With 10 maps and many illustrations and plates by M. Brossard de Corbigny. VIII,324 pp. First published in Paris in 1886. - Anatole-Amédée-Prosper Courbet (1827-1885) was a French admiral who won a series of important land and naval victories during the Tonkin campaign (1883-1886) and the Sino-French War (1884-1885). From the contents: Après la sortie d'Hanoï; Bombardement de Thuan-an; Convention de Tien-Sin; Le combat naval de Fou-Chéou; Le descente de la Rivière Min; Occupation de Kelung; Le blocus de Formose; Affaire de Shei-poo; Pris des Iles Pescadores; Mort de l'amiral Courbet; Le traité de paix. - A fine copy.Polak 6088. [Boeknr.: 32915 ]

€ 125,00

(MA-KO-TSAY). Prieres des musulmans Chinois. Traduit sur l'original en Arabe en Persan Da'Aouât el Moslemin imprimé a Canton en 1876. (Traduit par R. Basset). Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1878. Original printed wrappers. With wood-engraved frontispiece. 45 pp. - Cordier, B.S., col. 1362. [Boeknr.: 31314 ]

€ 95,00

MADRAS- CHENNAI. Fort St. George on the Coromandel Coast. Belonging to the East India Company of England. - Le fort St. George sur la cote de Coromandel. Appartemante a la Compagnie Angloise des Indes Orientales. London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794.Contemporary handcoloured perspective view (vue d'optique or Guckkastenbild) after I. van Ryne, with legend in English and French. Ca. 26 x 40 cm. Fine bird's-eye view from offshore of the fort in Madras, now Chennai, with many ships in the foreground. 'Madras was the Company's first fortified settlement in India; the construction of Fort St George began in 1640 and continued on and off for another 150 years. It houses all the administrative and military necessities, as well as St Mary's church (the oldest Anglican church in India), finished in 1680. The Old College, the equivalent of the Writers' Building in Calcutta, was one of the Company's few eighteenth-century buildings in the gothic style, and still stands' (Wild, The East India Company, p.52). rare view of the first major English settlement in India and the foundation stone of Chennai - Some foxing otherwise fine. [Boeknr.: 26413 ]

€ 875,00

MAINE, Henry Sumner. Village-communities in the East and West. Six lectures delivered at Oxford. London, John Murray, 1871. Contemporary half morocco. IX,226 pp. First edition. - With illustrated bookplate of George A.P.H. Duncan. - Maine (1822-1888) was an English comparative jurist and historian and can be seen as one of the forefathers of modern sociology of law. For several years he was a member of council in India. [Boeknr.: 15170 ]

€ 55,00

MATELIEF DE JONGE, Cornelis. Historische verhael/ vande treffelijcke reyse, gedaen naer de Oost-Indien ende China, met elf schepen .. inden jaren 1605, 1606, 1607 ende 1608. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. With 7 (of 11) engraved plates. 191 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - One of the most important voyages ever undertaken by the Dutch to the East Indies. Matelief sailed with eleven ships and 1446 men, his crushing victory over the Portuguese established Dutch supremacy in the East Indies, which was to continue until World War II. 'Matelief's fleet of eleven ships left Texel on May 12, 1605. From April 30 until August 24, 1606, he besieged Malacca in league with the sultan of Johore. He won two impressive naval victories over the Portuguese during this time. After he divided his fleet on January 6, 1607, Matelief visited Bantam, Jakatra, Amboina, and Ternate, where he built a fort, and the China coast, where he attempted to negotiate a trade agreement. His journal is well written and exceedingly rich in details. There seems no end to the information about receptions, negotiations with princes and officials, banquets and the food served at rgem, conversations, exchanges of letters, and treaties, all laced with Matelief's salty assessment of the events or the character of the dignitaries he met. Containing als several interesting inserts: a description of Malacca, Batu, Amboina, and a discourse on the state of Dutch commerce in the Indies. It is one of the earliest serious Dutch attemps at direct trade with China (Lach & Van Kley, III, p.468). One of the ships was the Erasmus, later renamed De Liefde, the first Dutch vessel to come to Japan. - (Missing pl. 2,5,7,11).Landwehr, VOC, 250. [Boeknr.: 31993 ]

€ 450,00

MATELIEF DE JONGE, Cornelis. Machtsstrijd om Malakka. De reis van VOC-admiraal Cornelis Cornelisz. Matelief naar Oost-Azië, 1605-1608. Bezorgd en ingeleid door Leo Akveld. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2013. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. 397 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging CXII. - 'Matelief's fleet of eleven ships left Texel on May 12, 1605. From April 30 until August 24, 1606, he besieged Malacca in league with the sultan of Johore. He won two impressive naval victories over the Portuguese during this time. After he divided his fleet on January 6, 1607, Matelief visited Bantam, Jakatra, Amboina, and Ternate, where he built a fort, and the China coast, where he attempted to negotiate a trade agreement. His journal is well written and exceedingly rich in details' (Lach & Kley, III, p.468). [Boeknr.: 33340 ]

€ 40,00

MAURICE, Thomas. The history of Hindostan, its arts, and its sciences, as connected with the history of the other great empires of Asia, during the most ancient periods of the world. 2nd edition. London, printed by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, 1820.3 volumes in 2. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt (hinges sl. dam.). With 16 engraved plates (2 folding). 522; 303,337 pp. First edition published in London in 1795. - Thomas Maurice (1754-1824) published numerous works on the religion of India. After he had completed his extensive 'Indian Antiquities' he traced Indian history back to its classical origins. Volume I mainly gives ancient astronomical details from the Hindoo, Hebraic, Phoenician, Egyptian and Greek systems, covering the period between the creation and the flood. Volume II contains the Sanskrit and classical history of India. The imaginative curious plates are showing the Indian Deitees (incarnations of Veeshnu, Creeshna etc.) but also the ancient zodiac from Egypt, oriental zodiac, the 28 Hindoo lunar mansions. The plates are mainly facsimiles of the mythological designs and as Maurice says in his advertisement 'Absurd as some of them may appear to an European eye, it appeared still more absurd attempt to make any alterations in them'. - (Some staining). [Boeknr.: 11186 ]

€ 950,00

MEIER-LEMGO, Karl. Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) erforscht das seltsame Asien. 2. erweiterte Auflage. Hamburg, Cram, de Gruyter & Co., (1960). Boards. With plates. 193 pp. [Boeknr.: 31471 ]

€ 30,00

MEISCHKE-SMITH, W. Kinderen der zon. Haarlem, Erven F. Bohn, 1896.Original pictorial green cloth. With illustrations by H.J. van Ooyen. (8),198 pp. Fine illustrated novel situated in Malysia, China, Japan and India. - Scarce. [Boeknr.: 31642 ]

€ 95,00

MILNE, William Charles. La vie réelle en Chine. Traduite par André Tasset avec une introduction et des notes par M.G. Pauthier. Paris, Hachette et cie., 1858.Later half cloth. With 3 folding maps. XXVIII,548 pp. First French edition; first published in London in 1857: Life in China. - William Charles Milne (1815-1863) was a missionary to China.With the establishment of British Legation in Peking, Milne served as a tutor for the interpreters in the British civil service. From the contents: Western notions of life in China, Real Chinese life at Ningpo, A glance at life in the interior of China, Shanghai, State and prospects of China. Cordier, B.S., col. 88. [Boeknr.: 31307 ]

€ 125,00

MOESHART, H.J. Arts en koopman in Japan 1859-1874. Een selectie uit de fotoalbums van de gebroeders Bauduin. Amsterdam, Bataafsche Leeuw, 2001. Boards, with dust-jacket. With numerous fine photographic illustrations. 250 pp. When in the spring of 1859 Japanese ports were goning to be openend to western trade, the Dutch Trade Society decided to send Albert Bauduin (1829-1890) to Japan. In 1862 his brother Toon Bauduin (1820-1885) followed. [Boeknr.: 26718 ]

€ 30,00

MOESHART, H.J. Een miskend geneesheer. Dr. Jan Karel van den Broek en de overdracht van kennis van westerse technologie in Japan 1853-1857. Amsterdam, Bataafsche Leeuw, 2003. Boards, with dust-jacket. With 48 illustrations. 256 pp. [Boeknr.: 26720 ]

€ 40,00

MOSER, Henri. A travers l'Asie centrale. La steppe Kirghize, le Turkestan Russe, Boukhara, Khiva, le pays des Turcomans et la Perse. Impressions de voyage. Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, (1885).8vo. Original decorated red cloth gilt, a.e.g. With folding map, 16 heliotypes and ca. 170 illustrations (several full-page), mostly after E. van Muyden. XI,463 pp. First edition. - Moser's knowledge of the area earned him a place, in 1882, in the suite of General Tchernaieff, who was going to Tashkent as the Czar's governor general. From Tashkent, Moser continued to Samarkand and Bukhara, sailed down the Amu Darya River on a boat to Khiva, crossed the Karakum Desert to Ashkabad, and then made his way via Bojnurd to Teheran, and across the Caspian to the Caucasus, the Black Sea and finally, in 1883, Istanbul. A fine illustrated travel-account through the Russian parts of Asia undertaken in 1882-83. - Except some foxing as usual, a very fine copy.Yakushi M262a; Hage Chahine 3316. [Boeknr.: 32467 ]

€ 375,00

MOSTERT, Tristan & Jan van CAMPEN. Silk thread. China and The Netherlands Nederlands from 1600. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum & Nijmegen, Vantilt, 2015. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 240 pp. Part of the Rijksmuseum Country Series published by the museum's History Department. Each book in the series uses objects in the Rijksmuseum collection to explore the shared history of the Netherlands and overseas countries. [Boeknr.: 33964 ]

€ 25,00

MOSTERT, Tristan & Jan van CAMPEN. Zijden draad. China en Nederland 1600-2015. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum & Nijmegen, Vantilt, 2015. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 240 pp. Part of the Rijksmuseum Country Series published by the museum's History Department. Each book in the series uses objects in the Rijksmuseum collection to explore the shared history of the Netherlands and overseas countries. [Boeknr.: 33963 ]

€ 25,00

MÜLLER, C. China en de Chineezen. De lotgevallen eener familie in het Hemelsche Rijk. Gouda, G.B. van Goor Zonen, (1890).Original decorated red cloth, with lettered in gilt on front 'Pensionaat St. Louis Roermond'. With 4 chromo-lithographed plates. IV,160 pp. China and the Chinese. The adventures of a family in the Celestial Empire. [Boeknr.: 31862 ]

€ 125,00

NEALE, Frederick Arthur. Narrative of a residence at the capital of the kingdom of Siam; with a description of the manners, customs and laws of the modern Siamese. London, Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852.Original embossed cloth (discoloured), spine gilt. With frontispiece, 2 printed title-pages, map, 2 plates and 25 woodengravings. XIV,280 pp. First edition. - During the years 1841-1842 Arthur Neale served as a naval and military officer in the Siamese army. Account with interesting observations, especially concerning the militarisation of Siam. Cordier, BI, col. 735; Satow 126. [Boeknr.: 33453 ]

€ 175,00

NECK, Jacob Cornelis van & Wybrand van WARWIJCK. Waerachtigh verhael van de schip-vaert op Oost-Indien, ghedaen by de acht schepen, onder .. admirael Jacob van Neck, en de vice-admirael Wybrand van Warwijck, van Amsterdam gezeylt in den jare 1598. Hier achter is aen-ghevoeght de voyagie van Sebald de Weert, naer de Strate Magalanes. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1648.4to. Modern half red morocco, spine ribbed, a.e.g. (binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe). With large woodcut title-vignette depicting two vessels and folding engraved plate depicting 6 views. 92 pp. The journal of Van Neck and Warwijck was first published by Cornelis Claesz in Amsterdam in 1600. - The Dutch navigator Van Neck (1564-1638) was a representative of the Verre Compagny who in 1598 commanded three of the ships of the first successful Dutch trading voyage to the East Indies. The other ships were commanded by Van Warwijck and Jacob van Heemskerk. Van Neck's ships became separated from those of Warwijck and Heemskerk shortly after rounding the Cape of Good Hope. He did see them only some time after his arrival at Bantam. Loaded with cargo, four of the ships under Van Neck returned to Holland in 1599, while Warwijck continued to the Moluccas and Heemskerk to the Banda Islands. Van Neck was accompanied by Willem Jansz, the discoverer of Australia, then on his first voyage as mate of the Hollandia. Van Neck's was the most profitable of the pre-VOC voyages. (Howgego p.746). An important account of the second voyage of the Dutch to the East-Indies and first Dutch voyage to the Moluccas, which became the foundation for later Dutch control of the Moluccan spice trade. Also including a vocabulary of Javanese and Malay words. The second part contains the voyage by Sebald de Weert. He sailed with the fleet of Jacques Mahu but was separated from the fleet in the Strait of Magellan and coincidentally encountered the fleet of Olivier van Noort which was sailing on a quite separate expedition which was to result in the first Dutch circumnavigation (Howgego p.1097). - Two important voyages combined in one volume. - A fine and scarce copy.Tiele 787; Tiele, Mémoire, 131; Landwehr, VOC, 251; Lach, Asia in the making of Europe III, p.439-440; Sabin 52214; European Americana II, p.493. [Boeknr.: 34097 ]

€ 4850,00

NETTANCOURT-VAUBECOURT, Jean de. En zigzag de Singapour a Moscou. Notes de route. Paris, Plon-Nourrit et Cie., 1905.Original printed wrappers, uncut (spine sl. dam.). (8),321 pp. Travel-account from Singapore, Java, Saigon, Annam, Tonkin, estuary of the Si-Kiang, valley of Yang-Tsé, Japan, Korea, Pekin and by car from Pekin to Paris, and he finally ended in Moscow. [Boeknr.: 30963 ]

€ 45,00

NEWPORT, Christopher - NIEUWPOORT, Christoffel. Twaalfde reys na Oost-Indien, op kosten van de Engelse Maatschappy. Handelende van de voorvallen op de Eylanden, St. Laurens, Mohelia en het dorp Resoit, de verovering van 2 Baluchse Teradas, de wonderbaarlijke en gelukkige ontkooming der reysigers, uyt de moord-dadige handen der verraderse Baluchers, de verhandeling tussen den ambassadeur Sherley, en den gouverneur van Diu, over de koopmanschap, om die in dat land te vestigen, de vuyle laster der Portugysen, tegen de Engelse, hier over getoond, en wat verder op desen togt is voorgevallen. Gedaan in het jaar 1613 en vervolgens. Nu alder-eerst uyt het Engels vertaald. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, (ca. 1706).Folio. Modern boards. With engraved title-vignette. (14) pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - Newport (c. 1565-1617) made three voyages to India and the East Indies for the British East India Company in 1613-1617. - (Waterstained).Tiele 8; Cat. NHSM I, p.107. [Boeknr.: 12205 ]

€ 75,00

NIEUHOF, Joan. Het gezantschap der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China: waar in de gedenkwaerdigste geschiedenissen, die onder het reizen door de Sineesche landtschappen, Quantung, Kiangsi, Nanking, Xantung en Peking, en aan het keizerlijke hof Te Peking, sedert den jare 1655, tot 1657, zijn voorgevallen, op het bondigste verhandelt worden. Beneffens een naauwkeurige beschryving der Sineesche steden, dorpen, regeering, weetenschappen, handwerken, zeden, godsdiensten, gebouwen, drachten, scheepen, bergen, gewassen, dieren &c. en oorlogen tegen de Tarters. Amsterdam, Wolfgang, Waasberge, Boom, Van Someren & Goethals, 1693.2 volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary half calf (spine dam; one hinge cracked but holding). With title-page printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece depicting the emperor of China with globe and a convicted criminal (mounted), engraved portrait of the author, and 34 double-page engraved plates and 110 large engravings in the text; without the map. (8),208;258,(10) pp. Later edition; first published in 1665. - Between 1640 and 1644 Nieuhof was serving as an official of the Dutch West India Company (WIC) in Brazil, but by 1665 he was at Batavia, in Java, as a servant of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). In 1665 Nieuhof published what is regarded as the definitive account of the Dutch embassy to Peking, and it is for this that he is best known (Howgego p.752). Nieuhof's account presented the Dutch reader with the most substantial and detailed description of the Middle Kingdom yet published. It contains information from the most important Jesuit sources and adds to them the observations of one of the first Dutchmen to travel in China's interior and visit the capital. Nieuhof's book is lavishly illustrated (providing) European readers with more realistic visual images of China's landscape and people than ever before (Lach-Kley, Asia in the making, III, p.484. This first embassy of the Dutch East India Company of Pieter de Goyer and Jakob de Keyser to the court of China in the years 1655-57, describes all the events during this mission, the country, people, flora & fauna, etc. It is one of the very few non-Jesuit sources of the period. It is richly illustrated with large views of all ports and places visited, starting with Batavia, and with numerous nice text-engravings illustrating in detail Chinese life in the 17th century. The illustrations, engraved after Nieuhof's relatively accurate drawings exercised a considerable influence on the European conception of China and were widely used and reproduced (Löwendahl p. 65). The Paolinxi-plate mentioned in the index is actually only present in the Latin edition. - (Lower blank margins in first part waterstained; some lvs and plates inserted from another copy). - The first Dutch eye-witness account of China.Tiele 800; Landwehr, VOC, 539; Cat. NHSM I, p.499; Cordier, B.S., col.2344-2345; Lust 539-541; Löwendahl, Sino-Western relations, 147. [Boeknr.: 36413 ]

€ 1850,00

NILSSON, Sten. European architecture in India 1750-1850. London, Faber and Faber, (1968). 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With numerous illustrations on 95 plates. 214 pp. [Boeknr.: 13541 ]

€ 40,00

NOEVER, Peter. (Ed.). Das alte Japan. Spuren und Objekte der Siebold-Reisen. München, New York, Prestel, (1997). 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With numerous illustrations (several in colours). 211 pp. [Boeknr.: 31455 ]

€ 45,00

NORTON, Edward Felix, J.G. BRUCE, a.o. De strijd om den top. De jongste beklimming van den Mount-Everest. Voor Nederland bewerkt door Arthur Tervooren. Amsterdam, Scheltens & Giltay, (1926). Original cloth, gilt lettering. With folding map and plates (several in colours). 327 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in London in 1925: The fight for Everest: 1924. - The official account of the 3rd expedition to Mount Everest in 1924. Norton and Odell write the two attemps on the summit and the final tragedy, namely the first attempt by Norton and Somervell to 8,534 m., then the second by Mallory and Irvine who passed away eternally. - Nice copy.Yakushi N64d; Neate N31 (English ed.). [Boeknr.: 22234 ]

€ 45,00

NYPELS, G(eorge). Japan-Nederland in Oost-Azië. Eene militaire studie. Haarlem, Erven Loosjes, 1899. Modern wrappers (loose). With folding coloured map (with tear). II,194 pp. - (Library stamp on title-page). - Scarce. [Boeknr.: 31460 ]

€ 95,00

OKAMOTO, Kido. The American envoy (Townsend Harris). A play. Translated by Masanao Inouye. Kobe, J.L. Thompson & Co., (1931). Sm 8vo. Original printed wrappers, with decorated dust-jacket. (8),56 pp. [Boeknr.: 31412 ]

€ 95,00

OLIPHANT, Laurence. Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1860.Original brown cloth gilt (extremities of spine dam.). With coloured lithographed frontispiece and 60 wood-engraved plates and illustrations. XVI,645 pp. First American edition. - Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888), British adventurer, diplomat, author and traveller, was private secretary to Lord Elgin and accompanied him to Calcutta, Hongkong, Canton, Tientsin and Yedo. The main purpose of the mission was the signing of treaties opening both China and Japan to British trade. The first part gives a detailed survey of the river Yangtze, opening up the hinterland to Western commerce. The second part gives a detailed description of the political and social conditions in Japan. Cordier, B. S., col. 2376; Cordier, B.J., col. 547; Löwendahl 1224; Howgego IV, p.461-462. [Boeknr.: 31456 ]

€ 375,00

OOSTKAMP, J.A. De merkwaardigste Nederlandsche zeereizen, sedert den jare 1595 voor de vaderlandsche jeugd. Deel I. Amsterdam, Leeuwarden, G.J.A. Beijerinck & G.T.N. Suringar, 1825.Sm.8vo. Modern half cloth, uncut. With engraved title-vignette, plate with sea-compass, folding plate of Ternate and 4 illustrations on 2 plates by J.A.R. Best. 224 pp. Volume one of two. - In his preface the author states that this compilation of Dutch voyages are truthfully retold without the useful lies and exaggerations. It contains the voyages of Willem Barentsz and Heemskerk to the Arctic, including the stay on Nova Zembla, Jan Janszoon Molenaar, Jacob van Neck and Wijbrand van Warwijck to the East and the first circumnavigation by Olivier van Noort. - Rare.Buur, Indische jeugdliteratuur, 0001 (incomplete copy); Cat. NHSM I, p.122.. [Boeknr.: 36200 ]

€ 125,00

OVERMEER FISSCHER, Johannes Frederik van. Bijdrage tot de kennis van het Japansche Rijk. Amsterdam, J. Müller & Comp., 1833.Large 4to. Contemporary calf; a presentation binding with gilt medallions in the corners enclosing a central panel decorated in gilt and blind, original printed wrappers preserved, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. (spine sl. discoloured; one joint sl. splitting but firmly holding). With 15 finely hand-coloured plates, heigthened with gum arabic, depicting Japanese costumes and scenes from daily life. VII,(3),320 pp. Firts edition; binder's ticket of J.H. Peters of Amsterdam on rear pastedown. - Johannes van Overmeer Fisscher (1800-1848), a Dutch civil servant, stayed nine years in Deshima since his arrival in Japan in 1822. He made one court journey to the shogun of Japan at Edo.His charmingly illustrated 'Contribution to knowledge of the Japanese empire' features observations and commentaries rooted in his own experience of the country when Japan was still closed to the outside world. He describes the various aspects of Japanese culture. - A handsome copy with brightly coloured plates in Japanese style.Landwehr, Coloured Plates 385; Alt-Japan-Katalog 1099; Cordier, BJ, col. 489-490. [Boeknr.: 33568 ]

€ 7500,00

PANCKRIDGE, H.R. A short history of the Bengal Club (1827-1927). Calcutta, (M. Mukherjee), 1927.Original blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering (sl. soiled). With 4 plates. 64 pp. The Bengal Club is a social club in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was opened in 1827 as the Calcutta United Service Club. The club's first President was Lt. Col. The Hon. J. Finch. The club-house was in a building in Esplanade West, erected in 1813 and has been catering elites since 1827. This Club is one of the most prestigious clubs in Calcutta. Includes the history of the Bengal Club in Calcutta, with biographical notes of original members, list of presidents, resolution passed February 22, 1827, and original rules of the Club. [Boeknr.: 21736 ]

€ 65,00

PETERS, Marion. In steen geschreven. Leven en sterven van VOC-dienaren op de kust van Coromandel in India. Amsterdam, Bas Lubberhuizen, 2002. 4to. Wrappers. With many photographic illustrations by Ferry de la Porte. 283 pp. Contains many fine photographs of graves and tombstones of 17th,18th and early 19th century Dutch people on the Coromandel coast, including researches about life and death of VOC servants. [Boeknr.: 22633 ]

€ 25,00

PHILIPPINES. Report of the Governor General (Francis Burton Harrisson) of the Philippine Islands to the Secretary of War 1919 ( January1, 1919- to December 31, 1919). Washington, Government Printing Office, 1920. Cloth. 216 pp. - (Annual Reports, War Department). [Boeknr.: 16000 ]

€ 95,00

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. Private album of a journey with the S.S. Slamat to the Dutch East Indies depicting life on board and in Asia. Ca. 1937 - 1939.Oblong 8vo. Cloth (sl. soiled, spine ends sl. damaged). Album containing ca. 250 tipped-in and loosely inserted photographs, with manuscript captions. Various sizes. Images on board and of their stay in Marseille, Port Said, Suez Canal, Colombo, Sabang, Singapore, Seroei, Seweroe, Sabang, Singapore, Seroei, Seweroe, Kereema, Nisak and Priok. [Boeknr.: 35870 ]

€ 395,00

POLO, Marco. The most noble and famous travels of Marco Polo together with the travels of Nicoloò de' Conti. Edited from the Elizabethan translation of John Frampton. With introduction, notes and appendixes by N.M. Penzer. London, 1929. Reprint. Amsterdam, Nico Israel, 1971. 4to. Imitation leather. With 12 maps and plates. LX,381 pp. Argonaut Press 6. [Boeknr.: 34522 ]

€ 45,00

POMPE VAN MEERDERVOORT, Johannes Lydius Catharinus. Vijf jaren in Japan. (1857-1863). Bijdragen tot de kennis van het Japansche keizerrijk en zijne bevolking. Leiden, Van den Heuvell & Van Santen, 1867-68.2 volumes. Contemporary half morocco, spines lettered in gilt (spines discoloured). With folding map of Japan (with tear), 2 tinted lithographed frontispieces depicting views of Nagasaki, 2 plates from drawings and 10 finely hand-coloured costume plates. XII,335; VI,357 pp. First edition. - In 1856 Jhr J.L.J. Pompe van Meerdervoort (1829-1908) joined the second Naval Detachment. He held three diffrent functions in Japan, he was surgeon of the Royal Netherlands Navy, government-surgeon in Japan and official for scientific research. His activities in the medical field involved both European and Japanese patients. Also including the complete texts of the various treaties concluded by Japan after Perry's expedition with the United States in March 1854 with England and the Netherlands. Very interesting description of Japan during the years the country was slowly opening up to the West for the first time. - With large stamp with Japanese characters on title-pages of the prison library Saibai kigyodan in Indonesia. - Age-browned, otherwise fine.Tiele 873; Cat. NHSM I, p.237; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 395; Cordier, B.J., col. 588; Lipperheide I, p.369. [Boeknr.: 5495 ]

€ 7500,00

POORTENAAR, Jan Christiaan. Boeddha-Borobodur. (1926). Original etching/aquatint. Ca. 39,5 x 49,5 cm. Fine plate depicting the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Central Java with the large stupa at the center, surrounded by smaller stupas, with in front the statue of Buddha. The Dutch artist Jan Poortenaar (1886-1958) came to Indonesia in 1922. Haks & Maris p.212 a 'prolific graphic artist'. [Boeknr.: 30564 ]

€ 275,00

PREVOST, Antoine François. Historische beschryving der reizen of nieuwe en volkoome verzameling van de aller-waardigste en zeldsaamste zee- en landtogten .. Naauwkeurig in't Nederduitsch overgebragt .. 's Gravenhage, Pieter de Hondt, Amsterdam, Wed. S. Schouten, a.o., 1747-1767.21 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with floral motifs and red labels. With 21 title-pages printed in red and black, engraved portrait of the author, 20 engraved headpieces (vol. I-XX), 27 text-engravings depicting the Governors General of the Dutch East Indies, 195 engraved maps and plans (134 folding) and 365 engraved plates (90 folding) by Jacob van der Schley a.o. First Dutch edition edited by J.P.J. du Bois. This is an enlarged translation of the first 17 books of the French edition, Histoire generale des voyages, Amsterdam 1746-1761; largely based on John Green's series A new general collection of voyages and travels, London 1745-1747. 'An important and scarce collection, which includes accounts of all the principal early Australian voyages, such as Saavedra, Gaetano, Torres, Mendana, Quiros, and the Nodals, as well as an account of the discovery of Australia by the Dutch, early voyages to New Guinea and the Palau Islands, and Roggeveen’s voyage to Terres Australes. African voyages include the early Portuguese and English voyages to West Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, with a general account of the Dutch at the Cape. Pacific voyages include those of Magellan, Schouten and Le Maire, Drake, Sarmiento, Cavendish, Spilbergen, Narbrough, Rogers, Cowley, Frezier and Anson. Particularly full accounts are given of the Dutch and French voyages to the East Indies, voyages to China, and the British East India Company’s voyages to India and Celyon’ (Hill p. 492). .Vast collection of travel accounts including most of the early American and Australian voyages and travels. Full accounts are given of the Portuguese, English, Dutch (VOC) and French voyages to the East Indies, Africa, China, Tartary & Tibet, Arabia, etc. Volumes XX-XXI are original additions to the French editions : Lives of the governors-general of the Dutch East Indies and Dutch East Indies natural history. - (Wormholes in blank margin at the end of Vol. XXI; top of vol. ! & XIII repaired with brown tape; top of vol. VI, VIII & XIV sl. dam.). - A very attractive set of this famous compilation of the most thorough and comprehensive account of exploration published in the eighteenth century. Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM I, p.108; Landwehr, VOC, 267; Sabin 65405; Hill 1391 (French ed.). [Boeknr.: 34247 ]

€ 16500,00

PRIMS, Floris Hubert Lodewijk. De reis van den St.Carolus, Kap. Cayphas 1724. Uit den tijd der Oostendsche Compagnie op de oorspronkelijke stukken bewerkt. Antwerpen, Leeslust, (1926). Illustrated wrappers, uncut. With illustrations by M. Pauwaert. 189 pp. The ship Sint-Carolus, of the Oostendse Compagnie, wrecked in the mouth of the Ganges in August 1724 (See Jan Parmentier, Oostende & Co, p.85). [Boeknr.: 3478 ]

€ 25,00

PRUTKY, Remedius. Prutky's travels in Ethiopia and other countries. Translated and edited by J.H. Arrowsmith-Brown and annotated by Richard Pankhurst. London, 1991. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plate and 4 maps. XXVIII,546 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 174. - Remedius Prutky, Franciscan missionary, was in 1751 appointed vice-prefect of a mission sent to Ethiopia. Including also his account of Mocha, and of the European trading factories there, as well as his description of India and Ceylon. [Boeknr.: 20999 ]

€ 35,00

QUAST, Mathijs Hendriksz. en Abel Jansz. TASMAN. De reis van Mathijs Hendriksz. Quast en Abel Jansz. Tasman ter ontdekking van de Goud- en Zilvereilanden (1639). Uitgegeven door J. Verseput. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1954. Cloth. With facsimile, 2 maps and 4 plates. LXX,130 pp. Linschoten Vereeniging LVI. - Voyage to the legendary gold islands situated northeast of Japan. [Boeknr.: 258 ]

€ 35,00

REEUWIJK, Alexander. (Ed.). Voyage of discovery. Exploring the collections of the Asian Library at Leiden University. Leiden, University Press, 2017. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 335 pp. Contains more than twenty essays by academics, curators, and authors on their experiences with the Leiden Asian collections, richly illustrated. [Boeknr.: 35123 ]

€ 60,00

RENNEVILLE, René Augustin Constantin de. Recueil des voiages qui ont servi à l' établissement & aux progrès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales, formée dans les Provinces-Unies des Païs-Bas. Seconde edition revue, & augmentée de plusieurs pieces curieuses. Amsterdam, J. Frederic Bernard, 1725.7 volumes. Sm. 8vo. Contemporary pannelled calf, spines ribbed and gilt, with title-labels. With 44 engraved maps and plates (40 folding). Second and best edition, first published in Amsterdam in 1702-1706; with 2 armorial bookplates. - French translation of Isaac Commelin Begin ende voortgang with the additions of Frederik Coyett 't Verwaerloosde Formosa (Formosa neglected) and the voyage of Willem Ysbrantz. Bontekoe. This collection of early Dutch East-India Company (VOC) voyages was translated first from the Dutch into French and then into English containing a large introduction, the voyages by Gerrit de Veer, Cornelis de Houtman, Jacob Cornelisz. van Neck, Sebald de Weert, Olivier van Noort, Paulus van Caerden, Steven van der Hagen, Wolfert Harmensz., Joris van Spilbergen, Cornelis Matelief, Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff, Pieter van den Broeck, Willem Cornelisz. Schouten and Jacob le Maire, etc. Renneville (1650 - 1723) was a French-born professor of religion in Holland; he completed this work prior to his eleven-year imprisonment (1702-1713) in the Bastille for allegedly having criminal correspondence with foreigners (Hill 1438). - A very attractive set.Landwehr 253; Cat. NHSM I, p.107; European-Americana V, p.326. [Boeknr.: 34248 ]

€ 3500,00

ROBERTSON, William. An historical disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India; and the progress of trade with that country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an appendix, containing observations on the civil policy - the laws and judicial proceedings - the arts - the sciences - and religious institutions, of the Indians. London, A. Strahan & T. Cadell, Edinburgh, E. Balfour, 1791.4to. Contemporary calf (part of one hinge splitting but firmly holding).). With 2 large folding maps. XII,364,(12) pp. First edition; with the bookplate of the Bellingham Castle Library and the armorial bookplate of William Bellingham Bart. - William Robertson (1721-1793), the leading Scottish historian of his day, brought out this history of ancient India. He concludes with a wise hope that this account of 'the early and high civilization of India, and the wonderful progress of its inhabitants in elegant arts and useful science, may have some influence upon the behavior of Europeans towards that people' (DNB XVI, p.1314). Also dealing with the discovery of the sea route to India via the Cape of Good Hope. - A good clean copy with wide margins.SAB IV, p.57. [Boeknr.: 13152 ]

€ 650,00


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