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A history of the British, Dutch and Portuguese colonial activities in the East Indies

MÖKERN, Philipp van.
Ostindien, seine Geschichte, Cultur und seine Bewohner. Resultate eigener Forschungen und Beobachtungen an Ort und Stelle. Deutsche Original-Ausgabe.
Leipzig, Hermann Costenoble, 1857. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. XII, 395; [6], 327 pp.
€ 2,500
Second edition of a history of the colonial activities of the British East India Company, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Portuguese in the East Indies, written by Philipp van Mökern, a merchant who lived in India for fifty years. The work is divided into two parts, with a total of 32 chapters. Van Mökern starts with a history of India, it's inhabitants, religion, art and science post Alexander the Great. Another chapter is devoted to various Muslim conquests in India and surrounding areas, the spread of Islam, and some of the first emperors of the Mughal Empire. The majority of the chapters deal with the Indian trade, the role of the Portuguese, the British and the Dutch in the East Indies, the shifts in power, the relations with the colonists and the native inhabitants, etc. Chapter 14 is devoted to the lives of Muslims in India in the early 19th century. Some chapters in the second part describe Mysore under Tipu Sahib (1750-1799) and the Anglo-Mysore wars.
Slightly browned around the margins and some stains on the first few leaves. Binding slightly worn along the extremities. Overall a good copy. A. Beer, Allgemeine Geschichte des Welthandels, p. 186; Gesamtverzeichnis des deutschsprachigen Schriftums 98, p. 82.
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