Valentyn Francois

Published by Dordrecht & Amsterdam Joannes Van Braam & Gerard Onder de Linden 1726, 1726
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Volume 5, Part 2. First Edition. With all plates present and ĎDirections to the Binderí at end. Illustrated with 7 folding plates, 4 full page plates and 9 plates within text, all very finely engraved. The Cape of Good Hope section occupies 170 pages including 7 maps and 11 copper plates. Folio, contemporary embossed vellum, raised edges, leather lettering label gilt titles on the spine, speckled edges. 116, 160, (36 pages), 2 pages misnumbered. Vellum missing from front cover, backstrip defective, internally very fine, very crisp and clean and bright, nearly pristine, plates in excellent condition, highly unusual thus. "One of the most important and comprehensive works on the East. It deals with the Dutch commerce in the Indies, as well as the natural history and the history of the places described. Sometimes called the Encyclopedia of the Dutch Indies, this volumes deals with Malabar, Japan Cape of Good Hope and Mauritius. Valentyn visited the cape in 1685, 1695, 1705, and 1714; he was supplied by the government with a great amount of information, including charts and copies of several important documents. Using this as a basis he added to it from personal observation and from communications, oral and written, from many of the principal residents of the colony." ĎThe description of Japan occupies 166 pages in the volume with the very fine large folding map of Japan and two additional engravings while the description of the Cape of Good Hope occupies 170 pages including 7 maps and 11 copper plates, "worked into an admirable description of the country."í PlatesMap of Japan (p.3) folding1/2 page plate Cooies and Sedan Chair p. 981/2 page plate Coolies and Sedan Chair p. 136Folding map of the Cape of Good Hope p. 2Folding map of Table Bay p. 5Folding plan of Cape Town and Mountain p. 7Folding view of Cape Town - Gezich van Kaap p. 10Folding plan of Companies Garden p. 291/2 page plate of Natives with Lion p. 98Full page plate of Hottentots p. 1121/2 page plate of Zebra p. 1142 plates of birds (ostrich and flamingo) p. 1151/2 page plate River in Madagascar p. 145Full page map of island Anzuary p. 1481/2 page plate Natives on Madagascar p. 1491/2 page plate Houses Settlement p. 150Folding map of Mauritius p. 1511/2 page plate fort on Mauritius p. 1511/2 page plate view of Harbor Maruritius p. 1521/2 page plate Fort Frederick Hendrik Mauritius p. 153. Bookseller Inventory # 22068

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Publisher: Dordrecht & Amsterdam Joannes Van Braam & Gerard Onder de Linden 1726

Publication Date: 1726

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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