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NICHOLLS, John. Recollections and reflections, personal and political, as connected with public affairs, during the reign of George III. London, James Ridgway, 1820.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. VIII,408 pp. Recollections of a member of the House of Commons: on the slave trade - on the consequences likely to result from the establishment of the United States of America - on the British possessions in India. - etc. A second volume was published in 1822.Sabin 55186. [Boeknr.: 18263 ]

€ 75,00

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

NORRIS, J.A. The first Afghan war 1838-1842. Cambridge, University Press, 1967. Cloth, with dust-jacket. XVI,500 pp. [Boeknr.: 33761 ]

€ 45,00

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

(ORTI, Felix Maria). Carta de edificaçao, gloriosos trabalhos dos mission trabalhos dos missionarios da Companhia de Jesus, na missao de Madure, e maravilhosos successos, que deos nella obrou no anno de 1740. Dada a' luz pelo padre procurador da mesma missam, e provincia do Malabar da mesma Companhia. Lisboa, na nova officina Sylviana, 1746.Period style brown tooled calf, spine gilt. With woodcut vignette on title-page. 48 pp. First edition. - The Madura Mission was a bold attempt to establish an Indian Catholic Church that was relatively free of European cultural domination. It was founded in 1601by Robert de Nobili (1577-1656) an Italian Jesuit missionary to Southern India, dependent on Goa province for men and material. He used a novel method of adaptation to preach Christianity, adopting many local customs of India which were, in his view, not contrary to Christianity. Enmity and oppositions were growing strong in Portugal and in its colonies against the Jesuits. In 1773 Jesuits ceased to exist openly and officially in Madura mission and all over India. - Very rare, only 1 copy know in WorldCat. [Boeknr.: 30798 ]

€ 1450,00

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

PARMENTIER, Jan. De holle Compagnie. Smokkel en legale handel onder Zuidnederlandse vlag in Bengalen, ca. 1720-1744. Hilversum, Verloren, 1992. 4to. Wrappers. With many illustrations. 96 pp. [Boeknr.: 10786 ]

€ 18,00

PEARSON, M.N. Merchants and rulers in Gujarat. The response to the Portuguese in the 16th century. (New Delhi, 1976). Cloth, with dust-jacket. XII,178 pp. [Boeknr.: 19638 ]

€ 30,00

PEARSON, M.N. The Portuguese in India. (Himayatnagar), Orient Longman, 1990. Cloh, with dust-jacket. With frontispiece. 187 pp. - (The New Cambridge History of India). [Boeknr.: 33741 ]

€ 25,00

PELSAERT, François. De geschriften van Francisco Pelsaert over Mughal Indië, 1627. Kroniek en Remonstrantie. Uitgegeven door D.H.A. Kolff en H.W. van Santen. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1979. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 2 plates and 2 maps. VI,361 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LXXXI. - Francisco Pelsaert was a Company official at Agra, India. [Boeknr.: 3749 ]

€ 35,00

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. [Boeknr.: 22633 ]

€ 30,00

PHILIPS, C.H. The East India Company 1784-1834. Manchester, Manchester University Press, (1968). Cloth, with dust-jacket. IX,374 pp. [Boeknr.: 33746 ]

€ 35,00

POL, Bauke van der. Holland aan de Ganges. Prins Willem Frederik Hendrik in India (1837-1838). Zutphen, Walburg, 2016. Wrappers. With many coloured illustrations. 174 pp. [Boeknr.: 34109 ]

€ 20,00

PRAKASH, OM. The Dutch factories in India 1624-1627. A collection of Dutch East India Company documents pertaining to India. Translatd, annotated and edited. With the editorial assistance of V.B. Gupta. (New Delhi, Manohar, 2007). Boards, with dust-jacket. 413 pp. 'A major source material on Indian history for the 17th and the 18th century' [Boeknr.: 33765 ]

€ 35,00

PRIMS, Floris Hubert Lodewijk. De oorlog van mijnheer Cobbé. Geschiedenis van de reis van luitenant-generaal Cobbé, van zijn onderhandelingen met den Nabab en van zijn oorlog tegen de Mooren 1722-1724. Naar de bronnen bewerkt. Antwerpen, N.V. Leeslust, 1927. 4to. Original pictorial wrappers (sl. dam.). With illustrations by M. Pauwaert. 352 pp. Floris Prims describes the sad journey of the last private ship that went to Bengal early in the eigteenth century. [Boeknr.: 33717 ]

€ 35,00

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

RAJAGOPALAN, S. Old Goa. New Delhi, 1987. Wrappers. With folding plan and 16 plates. 52 pp. [Boeknr.: 30577 ]

€ 18,00

RAY, N.R. The city of Job Charnock (Calcutta). Calcutta, Victoria Memorial, 1979. 4to. Wrappers. With illustrations. 48 pp. - (Victoria Memorial History Portfolio). [Boeknr.: 33755 ]

€ 18,00

RAYCHAUDHURI, Tapan. Jan Company in Coromandel 1605-1690. A study in the interrelations of European Commerce and traditional economies. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1962. Wrappers. With plate and 2 folding maps. X,230 pp. - (V.K.I.). [Boeknr.: 6307 ]

€ 35,00

RHEEDEN, D. van. Souratte, radicale beschrijving Ao. 1758. Door den beamte der O. Ind. Compagnie. (No pl., no date). Wrappers. (71) pp. 19th century offprint dealing with Suratte, the second Dutch establishment in India in the west of the empire of the Great Moguls. [Boeknr.: 29445 ]

€ 35,00

RIETBERGEN, Peter J.A.N. Europa's India. Tussen fascinatie en cultureel imperialisme, 1750-2000. (Nijmegen, Vantilt, 2007) Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many plates. 462 pp. A panoramic survey of the European fascination for India. [Boeknr.: 29722 ]

€ 35,00

RIVARA, J(oaquim) H(eliodoro) da Cunha. Inscripçoes de Dio trasladadas das proprias em janeiro de 1859. Nova-Goa, Imprensa Nacional, 1865.Original printed wrappers (margins dam.). 61 pp. A collection of inscriptions from Diu, in Portuguese Goa by Rivara, a prolific writer of many interests. He published works on linguistics, history and politics. - Rare Nova-Goa imprint.Daya de Silva, The Portuguese in Asia, 2615. [Boeknr.: 31591 ]

€ 275,00

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

ROELOFSZ, M.A.P. De vestiging der Nederlanders ter kuste Malabar. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1943. Wrappers. With 3 maps and 13 illustrations. IV,396 pp. - (V.K.I.). [Boeknr.: 6309 ]

€ 75,00

ROGERIUS, Abraham. La porte ouverte, pour parvenir à la connoissance du paganisme caché. Ou la vraye representation de la vie, des moeurs, de la religion, & du service divin des Bramines, qui demeurent sur les costes de Chormandel, & aux pays circonvoisins. .. Traduite en François par .. Thomas La Grue. Amsterdam, Jean Schipper, 1670.4to. Contemporary speckled vellum, spine ribbed. With engraved title, folding engraved plate showing different incarnations and 5 engraved illustrations (3 fullpage). (16),371,(4) pp. First French edition. - First published in Dutch De open-deure, tot het verborgen heydendom, Leyden 1651. 'This is the earliest European account of Hinduism in Southern India. Rogerius left in 1630 and worked in Palicatta (Coromandel) for ten years. He then went to Batavia where he served the Portuguese Church for five years. He repatriated in 1647 and settled in Gouda where he died in 1649' (Landwehr, VOC). This is the first work in Europe to publish the translation of a piece of Sanscrit literature (the Sayings of Bhartrhari, on pp. 291-339). The curious plates depict processions, ceremonies and self-chastisement. This copy belonged to François Pétis de la Croix (1653-1713) with his owner's entry and purchase date August 28, 1697, and his notes and comments in the margins. Pétis de la Croix, son of the king's interpreter for oriental languages was educated to succeed his father. He was an eminent orientalist, spoke arab, turkish and the languages of Persia, Tartar and Ethiopia. He was an attaché to the navy, the Foreign Office and interpretor to the King (Howgego p.812). - A fine association copy.Landwehr, VOC, 652; Tiele 928; Cat. NHSM I, p.251. [Boeknr.: 12548 ]

€ 975,00

ROSSUM, Matthias van. Werkers van de wereld. Globalisering, arbeid en interculturele ontmoetingen tussen Aziatische en Europese zeelieden in dienst van de VOC, 1600-1800. Hilversum, Verloren, 2014. Wrappers. With illustrations. 448 pp. [Boeknr.: 33516 ]

€ 40,00

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

€ 425,00

SANTEN, Hans Walther van. De Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie in Gujarat en Hindostan, 1620-1660. Meppel, 1982. Wrappers. With plan and map. 289 pp. - (Thesis). [Boeknr.: 6313 ]

€ 65,00

SANTEN, Hans Walther van. VOC-dienaar in India. Geleynssen de Jongh in het land van de Groot-Mogul. Franeker, Van Wijnen, 2001. Wrappers. With illustrations (some in colours). 191 pp. [Boeknr.: 19082 ]

€ 18,00

SCHROEDER, Leopold von. Indiens Literatur und Cultur in historischer Entwicklung. Ein Cyklus von fünfzig Vorlesungen zugleich als Handbuch der Indischen Literaturgeschichte, nebst zahlreichen, in Deutscher Uebersetzung mitgetheilten Proben aus Indischen Schriftwerken. Leipzig, H. Haessel, 1887.Contemporary half brown morocco, spine gilt. VII,785 pp. [Boeknr.: 30518 ]

€ 65,00

SCOTT, David. The correspondence of David Scott, director and chairman of the East India Company, relating to Indian affairs 1787-1805. Edited by C.H. Philips. London, Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1951. 2 volumes. Cloth. With portrait. XXVIII,XII,458 pp. [Boeknr.: 22476 ]

€ 45,00

(SHERER, Joseph Moyle). Indische tafereelen voor reizigers aan den haard. Rotterdam, weduwe J. Allart, 1830.Modern marbled boards. With fine engraved title. XX,287 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in English in 1821 Sketches of India: written by an officer for fire-side travellers at-home. - Popular narrative dealing with the inhabitants, manners and customs, government, cities, etc. of India. It went through several editions.Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 1906 ]

€ 95,00

SPEAR, Percival. Master of Bengal. Clive and his India. London, Thames & Hudson, (1975). Boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations. 224 pp. 'Hero of the British struggle against the French in the south of India; heaven-born general and founder of a great empire; plunderer of Bengal and corrupter of English life: the many contrasting judgements of Robert Clive'. [Boeknr.: 33762 ]

€ 20,00

STAVORINUS, J(ohan) S(plinter). Reize van Zeeland over de Kaap de Goede Hoop naar Batavia, Bantam, Bengalen, enz. gedaan in de jaaren 1768 tot 1771. Gevolgd van eenige belangrijke aanmerkingen over den aart, gewoonten, levenswijze, godsdienstplegtigheden en koophandel der volken in die gewesten. Leyden, A. en J. Honkoop, 1793.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf, with red morocco title-label on spine. With folding map of the Ganges and the Cape of Good Hope by C. van Baarsel. XXIV,294; 146,(2) pp. First edition; with bookplate of Percival J.G. Bishop. - Stavorinus (1739-1788), captain and rear admiral of the Admiralty of Zeeland, travelled for the Admiralty and for the Dutch East India Company to the Indies. His accounts were published by his son. 'This work affords an accurate and valuable account of the Cape in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, with an interesting description of Cape Town and its inhabitants' (Mendelssohn). Including also large accounts of Batavia and Bengal. - A key work on the Dutch in Africa and in the East. - Last 3 leaves sl. waterstained otherwise a fine copy. - Very rare. Mendelssohn II, p.426; S.A.B.IV, p.385; Landwehr, VOC, 296; Cat. NHSM I, p.178; Tiele 1044. [Boeknr.: 27409 ]

€ 1250,00

TAYLOR, Bayard. A visit to India, China, and Japan, in the year 1853. New York, G.P. Putman & Co., 1855.Original embossed blue cloth (foot of spine dam.). With engraved title with oval view of the Tash Mahal and steelengraving depicting The valley of Unna in Loo-Choo. 539 pp. First edition. - Cordier, B.S., col. 2122; Cordier, B.J., col. 521; Löwendahl 1549. [Boeknr.: 31612 ]

€ 95,00

TERPSTRA, H. De Nederlanders in Voor-Indië. Amsterdam, P.N. van Kampen & Zoon, 1947. Half cloth. With 5 maps and 15 plates. 205 pp. - (Patria). [Boeknr.: 6319 ]

€ 15,00

TERPSTRA, H. De opkomst der westerkwartieren van de Oost-Indische Compagnie (Suratte, Arabië, Perzië). 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1918. Original printed wrappers. With folding map. XII,308 pp. [Boeknr.: 6321 ]

€ 65,00

TERRY, Edward. Scheeps-togt na Oost-Indien, met een vloot van 5 scheepen. Gedaan in het jaar 1615. Verhalende een zee-slag tussen de Engelsse en een Portugysse kraak, omtrent het eyland Gazidia, ook de gelegenheyd deses eylands met den gods-dienst, aart, zeeden en kleeding deser volkeren. Mitsgaders een nette en naauw-keurige beschrijving van de staten van den Mogol .. Als mede de gods-dienst en zeeden der Mahometanen en heydenen, 't verbranden hunner wijven met de mannen .. en andere zeldsaamheeden. Nu alder-eerst uyt het Engels vertaalt. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, (ca. 1706).Folio. Modern boards. With engraved title-vignette, engraved folding map and 2 engravings in text. (22) pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - Terry accompanied Sir Thomas Roe as his chaplain during the latter's embassy to India 1615-1619.Tiele 8; Cat. NHSM I, p.107. [Boeknr.: 12250 ]

€ 150,00

TIPO SULTAN. Les fils du sultan se rendent. Le major général Baird ordonne que le Sultan paroisse, on l' informe qu'il n'est point dans le palais, mais que ses deux fils son prêts à se rendre. Alors le major Allen y entre et peu après en sort avec les deux princes, qui le général sont reçus avec tous les témoignages possibles de bonté et d'humanité. (No pl.), A. Suntach, 1804.Engraving depicting the capture of the two sons of Tipoo Sultan after Henry Singleton by F. dal Pedro. Ca. 29,5 x 41 cm. Following his defeat in the Third Mysore War (1790-1792) the British made Tipu Sultan cede part of his dominions, pay a substantial financial settlement and surrender two of his 16 sons as hostages. Princes Mohin-ud-din (or Moiz-ud-din) (aged eight) and Abdul Khalik (aged ten) were accordingly delivered to Lord Cornwallis, the Governor-General of India, at Seringapatam on 26 February 1792. In February 1794, after the fulfilment of the treaty, the princes returned to Seringapatam. They enjoyed a few years of peace but the conflict between Mysore and the British resumed in 1799. On 4 May that year Mysore's capital was captured and Tipu Sultan was killed alongside 10,000 of his subjects. The princes were captured by Major-General David Baird, who treated them with great respect and arranged for their safe passage out of the devastated city. After laying their dead father to rest they were then sent to Vellore. In 1806, following a mutiny at Vellore among the soldiers of the Madras Army, the princes were exiled to Calcutta along with the rest of Tipu's family, lest they become a figurehead for opposition to British rule in southern India. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 34262 ]

€ 650,00

TIPU SULTAN OF MYSORE. Tippoo Saibs two sons delivered up to Lord Cornwallis, as hostages after he had so gloriously conquered that proud sultan at Seringapatam, the capital of the Mysore county in the East Indies in 1792. London, Robert Sayer & Co, 1792.Mezzotint, coloured by hand. Ca. 36,5 x 26 cm. Ex collection Christopher Lennox-Boyd. - Tipu Sultan, Tiger of Mysore, his humiliating defeats of the English East India Company and his harsh treatment of prisoners caused widespread hysteria in Britain. Lord Cornwallis's capture of Tipu's capital, Seringapatam, was greeted with acclaim. Tipu was forced to pay the Company an indemnity of more than 33 million rupees and hand over half his territories along with all his prisoners. He was also forced to give his sons, the princes Abdul Khaliq and Muiz-ud-din into Cornwallis's hands as hostages by the Treaty of Seringapatam (1792). The two boys were held for over two years in Madras. - Fine historical scene. - (Stain in lower margin not affecting the image).Cf. The Raj, India and the British 1600-1947, 157. [Boeknr.: 30975 ]

€ 875,00

TUSON, Penelope. Western women travelling East 1716-1916. London, The Arcadian Library, 2014. Folio. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many coloured plates and illustrations. 368 pp. On Mary Wortley Montagu, Elizabeth Craven, Hester Stanhope, Julia Pardoe, Emily Eden, Maria Guthrie, Gertrude Bell, Emilia Hornby, etc. [Boeknr.: 34615 ]

€ 175,00

TWIST, Johan van. Generale beschrijvinghe van Indien, ende in't besonder van't coninckrijck van Guseratten, staende onder de beheersinge van den groot machtighen coninck Chaiahan: anders genaemt den grooten Mogor. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. 112 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - Johan van Twist, a Dutch merchant and envoy of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). served as director of the Dutch factories in Ahmedabad, Cambay, Baroda, and Broach. In 1638 he returned to Batavia, in Java, where he wrote his General description of India, usually regarded as the first Dutch documents to describe any part of India in detail (Howgego p.1041). 'Van Twist's General description of India is primarily a detailed account of Gujarat. He reports on its government, its relationship to the Mughul empire, and the history of how Gujarat came under Mughul control. He describes Gujarat's geography, fauna, flora, cities, food, commerce, religions, and social customs' (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III, p.473). Landwehr, VOC, 250. [Boeknr.: 31989 ]

€ 450,00

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

€ 375,00

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

€ 39500,00

VÄTH, Alfons. Die deutschen Jesuiten in Indien. Geschichte der Mission von Bombay-Duna (1854-1920). Regensburg, 1920. Half cloth (discoloured). With plates. VIII,260 pp. [Boeknr.: 19812 ]

€ 30,00

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

€ 18,00

VETH, Pieter Johannes. Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakestein. (Amsterdam, 1887). Modern wrappers. (100) pp. - (Offprint De Gids). [Boeknr.: 34312 ]

€ 45,00

VISSCHER, Jacobus Canter. Mallabaarse brieven. De brieven van de Friese predikant Jacobus Canter Visscher (1717-1723). Hertaling en inleiding van Bauke van der Pol. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2008. Wrappers. With illustrations. 287 pp. [Boeknr.: 30824 ]

€ 30,00

VISVANATHAN, Susan. The Christians of Kerala. History, belief and ritual among the Yakoba. Calcutta, Oxford University Press, 1993. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plates. XIII,279 pp. [Boeknr.: 30582 ]

€ 30,00

WARREN, W.H. & N. BARLOW. St. Marty's Church fort St. George Madras. A brief history with a description of its monuments and other objects of interest. Madras, Diocesan Press, 1953. Wrappers. With folding plan and 6 plates. 48 pp. [Boeknr.: 33758 ]

€ 30,00

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

€ 275,00

WEEDE, H.M. van. Indische reisherinneringen. Haarlem, H.D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon, 1908.2 volumes in 1. Original red cloth (sl. discoloured). With folding map and 206 photographic illustrations by the author. (8),526,(2) pp. First edition. - Weede travelled in British India from November 1905 till February 1906 and in the Netherlands East Indies from February till November 1906. He visited Bombay, the Punjab, Birma, Java, New Guinea and was an eye-witness of the military operations in Celebes and Bali. Important account illustrated with many photographs taken by the author.Cat. KITLV, 1e suppl., p.198; Lekkerkerker C 143; Van Goor, Indische avonturen, pp.222-228. [Boeknr.: 12647 ]

€ 125,00

WISELIUS, Jakob Adolf Bruno. Het gevangenis- en dwangarbeidstelsel in Nederland- en in Britsch-Indië, gevolgd door een opstel over de jute-aanplant en jute-spinnerijen in Bengalen. Zaltbommel, Joh. Noman en Zoon, 1885.Original printed wrappers. VIII,275 pp. Regulations for prisonsystem and forced labour in the Dutch East Indies and British India and the jute cultivation in Bengalen.Cat. KITLV p.128. [Boeknr.: 31583 ]

€ 95,00

ZALM, Leo van der. Backers Branie of een VOC-oorlog in Zuid-India. (1717). Roman. (Haarlem, In de Knipscheer, 1998). Boards, with dust-jacket. 192 pp. [Boeknr.: 29118 ]

€ 15,00

ZIMMERMANN, (Eberhard August Wilhelm) von. Indostan, het land en deszelfs voortbrengsels. Naar het Hoogduitsch. Haarlem, François Bohn, 1823-25.3 volumes. Contemporary half calf (1 spine sl. rubbed). With 7 engraved plates by D. Veelwaard. X,308; VIII,398; VIII,328 pp. Translation of the German series: Die Erde und ihre Bewohner nach den neuesten Entdeckungen. Stuttgart 1810-1814. In Dutch: De aarde en hare bewoners, deel XV-XVII. - Description of India, their inhabitants and their products.Tiele 1240. [Boeknr.: 105 ]

€ 150,00


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