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Dutch trade, whaling, herring fishery, etc., with magnificent views of the harbours of the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies ca. 1772-ca. 1781, including a wide variety of boats and ships

AA, Cornelis van der (ill. by Dirk de JONG, Hendrik KOBELL jr. and Mattheus SALLIETH). Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek, die van Batavia en Onrust. Mitsgaders de afbeeldingen van de haring visscherij en de walvisch vangst. In een-en-dertig kunstplaaten naar het leven afgebeeld ...
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1805. Large folio. With engraved title-page and 31 double-page engraved views (ca. 28.5 x 39.5 cm) showing Dutch harbours with a wide variety of sailing boats and ships. Modern half calf. XII, 135 pp. Full description
€ 19,500
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The most important source for the Moluccas in the early colonial period

ARGENSOLA, Bartolome Leonardo de. Conquista de las islas Malucas.
[Madrid, Alonso Martin, 1609]. Small folio (22 x 30 cm). With an engraved architectural title-page showing an allegorical scene (the Moluccas represented by a native woman with feather headdress, cornucopia and sword, riding a crocodile, with the Spanish royal coat of arms in the sky) and a sleeping lion (representing the author?) in a separate cartouche below. Early 18th-century richly gold-tooled red morocco, each board with a large centrepiece a petit fers made partly with pointillé stamps. (Integral?) engraved title-page + [10], ?407? [= 411], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 35,000
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First printed record of Abu Dhabi and Dubai: the first Latin edition

[BALBI, Gasparo]. DE BRY, Johann Theodor. Indiae Orientalis pars septima [...].Including: Icones, hoc est verae variorum populorum et regum, ceremoniarum item, superstitiosorum rituum et rerum aliarum, ...
Frankfurt, Wolfgang Richter, 1606. Folio (32.5 x 20 cm). With the letterpress title in an engraved architectural border, a separate letterpress title-page for the Icones, an engraved coat of arms on the dedication leaf, 20 engravings in text and 2 double-page engraved plates. 20th-century green half morocco. [4], 126, [2 blank] pp.; 26 ll. Full description
€ 18,500
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Renowned Portuguese voyages of discovery 1419-1539 (large paper copy)

BARROS, Jo?o de. De doorlugtige scheeps-togten der Portugysen na Oost-Indiën, mitsgaders de voornaamste gedeeltens van Africa en de Roode-Zee met alle daar omtrent gelegene eylanden, ... Alles onlangs uyt het Portugys in 't Nederlands getrouwelijk vertaalt, ... Nu aldereerst dusdanig in twee stukken afgescheyden in 't ligt gebragt.
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, [ca. 1711]. 2 volumes. 1mo. With 2 engraved title-pages, engraved dedication, 22 engraved maps (2 double-page, and 20 half-page on 10 leaves), and 60 engravings in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, boards with a large blind-tooled centrepiece with the initials H.B. Each part separately paginated. Full description
€ 8,500
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Celebrating the feast of Saint Franciscus Xaverius

[BERLANGA, Crist?bal de (editor?)]. Onderwysinghe om met godtvruchtigheydt te houden thien vrydaghen ter eeren van den H. Franciscus Xaverius apostel van Indien ende Japonien, priester der Societeyt Jesu. Seer gebruyckt tot Roomen, ende nu vermeerdert met eenige authentycke mirakelen ende wel-daden geschiedt door de voorsprake vanden selven glorieusen heyligen.
Mechelen, Andreas Jaye, 1698. 8vo. With 3 full-page engraved illustrations by Hendrik Causé, and a woodcut Jesuit device on last page. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. 128 pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Detailed descriptions of orchids from Dutch East Indies and Japan, with 70 plates

BLUME, Karl Ludwig. Collection des orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon.
Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke (back of title-page: printed by A.W/ Sythoff, Leiden), 1858[-1859]. Large folio (44.5 x 29 cm). With hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 70 lithographed plates (numbered 1-66, 9b, 9c, 9d and 12b, including 1 double-page plate), 56 hand-coloured. Contemporary brown half sheepskin, decorated paper (embossed flower pattern) sides. [8], VI, 190 pp. Full description
€ 17,500
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Compelling account of shipwreck and survival

BONTEKOE, Willem Ysbrantsz. Journael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinge van de Oost-Indische reyse. Begrijpende veel wonderlijcke en ghevaerlijcke saecken hem daer in weder-varen. Begonnen den 18. December 1618. en vol-eynd den 16. November 1625. Waer by gevoegd is het Journael van Dirck Albertsz Raven, als oock verscheyden gedenckwaerdige geschiedenissen, op veel plaetsen verbetert en een groot deel vermeerdert.
Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1648. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With a double-page engraved plate with 6 views of the ship at fire and in a storm, the islands St. Mary, Samatra and Princes Eyland, and an image of flying fishes. Modern marbled wrappers. [4], 76 pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Rare atlas and description of the Dutch colonies by the future Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies,
who introduced the notorious "cultuurstelsel" (system of mandated cultivation)

BOSCH, Johannes van den. Nederlandsche bezittingen in Azia Amerika en Afrika. In derzelver toestand en aangelegenheid voor dit rijk, wijsgerig, staatshuishoudkundig en geographis beschouwd, met bijvoeging der noodige tabellen, en eenen atlas.
The Hague and Amsterdam, Gebroeders Van Cleef, (September) 1818. 2 text volumes + 1 atlas volume. 8vo (text) & folio (atlas).vol. 1 with 10 and vol. 2 with 3 folding tables. The atlas volume with a double-page engraved title-page and 12 double-page engraved and etched maps (ca. 37 x 52.5 cm), including 4 with beautiful views, the maps by C. van Baarsel & zoon and the views by A.L. Zeelander, after examples in Valentyns famous 18th-century description of the East Indies.11 of the 12 maps colored in outline by a contemporary hand. Half mottled contemporary calf, paste paper sides; half calf, gold-tooled spine, sprinkled paper sides (atlas volume). [30], 338, [2]; [10], 309, [2] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Latest exciting and comforting news from the Dutch East Indies

[BRUINING, Gerbrand]. De heldhaftige bevrediging van Palembang, het aldaar sints 1810 vooraf gebeurde, wederlegging van Raffles en Court, en voorlopige korte beschrijving van Palembang, Banca, enz.
The Hague & Rotterdam, Arbon & Krap (back of half-title: printed by Gebroeders Giunta d'Albani, The Hague), 1822. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved maps: (1) Nieuwe kaart der rivier van Palembang, tusschen het punt, waar zij den 27 Junij 1821 door tien kanoneerbooten enz. afgesloten was ... (26 x 33.5 cm including the engraved text above and below the map); and (2) Nieuwe kaart der rivier van Palembang, tusschen haren uitloop in zee en het eilant Salanama (22 x 30 cm including text).Half calf, black spine label, marbled sides. VIII, 188 pp. Full description
€ 1,850
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