Title: Ost-Indianische Funfzehen-Jahrige ...
Publisher: Johann Daniel Tauber, Nuremburg
Publication Date: 1672
Edition: Enlarged edition
30.5 x 21 cm. [*3,12, 22, a-d6, B-P6,Q4]. Full page engraving of ship at sea by Boner, frontispiece portrait of Saar, title page in black and red, one leaf with two engravings, 12 engravings in the text, floriated chapter head designs. First published 1662, this an enlarged edition. Saar was employed as a mercenary for the East India Company, spending 15 years in South East Asia, including Indonesia and Ceylon. He died at age 38 in the battle of Mogersdorf. Most of Saar's descriptions relate to Ceylon. The publisher also added other contemporary accounts to help authenticate Saar's accounts. Scattered text toning, ex-library stamp effaced from head of title page, title page slightly chipped fore-edge and foot, dampstain lower corners M-M4. Later quarter vellum and boards. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 19314
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