LOT 1252
SOLD €460,00

[Java] De Indische Archipel, in het bijzonder het eiland Java

beschouwd in de zeden, wetenschappen, talen, godsdienst, beschaving, koloniale belangen en koophandel van derzelver inwoners; door John Crawfurd, f.r.s., voorheen Britsch resident bij het hof van den sultan van Java. Uit het Engelsch vertaald. Haarlem, Wed. A. Loosjes (printed by H. Bakels in Amsterdam), 1823-1825, 3 vols., XXII,332,(2); LXXII,434,(1); LX,538,(1) p., 3 diff. engraved frontispieces, large folding hand-coloured engraved map of the entire archipelago and the Philippines after J. Walker, 2 engraved plates and 1 hand-coloured aquatint, uniform modern leather with the original gilt back strip pasted in pieces. Plate of the Borobudur strengthened with paper on the back.

Rare complete set of the first Dutch edition, with all engravings by Abraham and Daniel Veelwaard. The author joined the British expedition to Java in 1811; he held important posts during the British occupation of the island. Translated by Pieter de Haan Psz., who visited the archipelago himself and published "Schetsen van Java" in 1829.

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