LOT 1295
SOLD €600,00

[Indonesia] Reistogt naar en door Oost-Indien

waar in de voornaamste landen, steden, eilanden, bergen, rivieren enz; de godsdienst, wetten, zeden, gewoonten (..)doormengd met veele ongewoone voorvallen, zonderlinge geschiedverhalen, getrouwe berigten van bloedige zee- en veldslagen met de Portugeesen, Makassers en anderen. Wouter Schouten, 2 vols., 4th ed., Utrecht, Wed. J.J. van Poolsum, G.T. van Paddenburg, A. van Paddenburg, J. van Schoonhoven en Comp., Amsteldam, M. de Bruyn, 1775.

4to., half leather, gilt-stamped and red title on spine, ill. frontispiece, XIV,323;(4),211,(19) p., portrait of the author before the text, complete with 47 prints by C. Decker and 4 maps by O. Lindeman, all copper-engraved and mostly folding, 3 vols. in 2 bindings, bindings worn, endpapers with brown stains; inside very good. This is the first edition with the maps of Java, Ambon, Ceylon and the nautical world map. Schouten was an observant traveller who visited the hinterland of every port he called. People liked to read his accounts and anecdotes and in the eighteenth century the book saw no less than 7 reprints. (total 2)

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