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Valentijn, Francois ; Arasaratnam, Sinnappah

Published by Hakluyt Society, London (1978)

ISBN 10: 0904180069ISBN 13: 9780904180060

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About this Item: Hakluyt Society, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First edition thus. Octavo in brushed and gilt-titled blue boards, with green and blue DJ; xv, 395 p., [8] leaves of plates (1 folding map) : ill. ; 23 cm. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 375-379. Originally published in 1726 as the section dealing with Ceylon in vol. 5, pt. 1 of Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien. || Sri Lanka, Description and travel ; Early works to 1800. Sri Lanka, History To 1505.Sri Lanka, History , 1505-1948. Near Fine in Near Fine- to VG++ DJ, in archival mylar jacket. Seller Inventory # 4487

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Valentijn, François; Arasaratnam, Sinnapah (editor)

Published by The Hakluyt Society, London (1978)

ISBN 10: 0904180069ISBN 13: 9780904180060

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About this Item: The Hakluyt Society, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Single volume Valentijn's description of Ceylon from his 1720s account of the "Old and New East Indies". Copy is in very good condition. Text appears unread and is unmarked with a tight, solid binding. There is some wear to the blue cloth boards and sunning to spine. A few small damp stains to the front cover and foxing to top page edges. Seller Inventory # 001681

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Francois Valentijn's Description of Ceylon: Francois Valentijn (1666-1727),

Francois Valentijn (1666-1727), edited by Sinnappah Arasaratam

Published by Hakluyt Society, London (1978)

ISBN 10: 0904180069ISBN 13: 9780904180060

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About this Item: Hakluyt Society, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. xv+395 Pages with 7 maps (one folding), 12 illustrations including frontispiece and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decorative gilt sailing ship to front cover. Translated by Sinnappah Arasaratnam. Second series, volume 149. First edition. François Valentijn's Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien (Old and New East Indies) has long been regarded as a primary source of information on a number of regions of Maritime Asia. It is a veritable encyclopaedia, bringing together an array of facts, trivial and vital, from a wide range of contemporary and earlier literature, acknowledge and unacknowledged, and contains valuable excerpts from contemporary documents of the Dutch East India Company and from private papers. It is indeed a public archive. Despite this historic character of the work, it was never republished in full in a critical edition or made available in English translation. It has therefore remained relatively unknown and little read, except by the specialist wanting to quarry this mine of information for his particular purpose. This edition of Valentijn embraces the dealing with Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the fifth volume of Old and New East Indies. The island of Ceylon is one of three areas that has received the most detailed treatment in the work, with substantial sections devoted to geography, topography, society, natural history and the record of historical tradition. He also provides and almost contemporaneous account of the Dutch conquest of the island. For his description of Ceylon, Valentjin has had access to a variety of sources - Sinhalese, Portuguese and Dutch - and has presented this material to us with his characteristic attention to detail. The volume, now published with an introduction and explanatory notes is many things for many people: a geographer's manual, a naturalist's handbook, an anthropologist's collection of caste and custom, an antiquarian's record of tradition and a chronicler's narrative of history. One of the Most Informative writings on Ceylon is made available. Condition: Jacket, slight rubbing to extremities, some closed edge tears else a very good to fine copy in a better than very good jacket. Seller Inventory # BOOKS000179

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Francois Valentijn

Published by The Hakluyt Society, London (1978)

ISBN 10: 0904180069ISBN 13: 9780904180060

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About this Item: The Hakluyt Society, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition. Vg hardback copy with folding map. Jacket a bit scuffed at edges. BOOKS SENT IN DURABLE CARD BOXES. LISTING PHOTO DOES NOT NECESSARILY MATCH THIS COPY. Seller Inventory # 029314

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Francois VALENTIJN

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About this Item: Hakluyt Society, 1978. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, plates and maps; original Society binding of blue cloth, upper boards framed in blind enclosing sailing vessel blocked in gilt, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper lightly rubbed at edges. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. 149. Bridges & Hair, p.291. Seller Inventory # 39457

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VALENTIJN, François.

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About this Item: 's Gravenhage, H.C. Susan, C. Hzoon, 1856-1858.3 volumes. 8vo. Original printed boards, spines half cloth. IV, 675; 616; 612 pp.First edition of the re-edition of the parts relating to the East-Indies of Valentijn's extensive work published in 1724-1726. - (Browned).Tiele 1121; Landwehr, VOC, 467. Seller Inventory # 34297

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Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien.: VALENTIJN [or VALENTYN],

VALENTIJN [or VALENTYN], François (1666-1727).

Published by Te Amsterdam, Dordrecht: By Joannes van Braam, Gerard Onder de Linden, boekverkoopers, MDCCXXIV [i.e. 1724-1726]. (1724)

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About this Item: Te Amsterdam, Dordrecht: By Joannes van Braam, Gerard Onder de Linden, boekverkoopers, MDCCXXIV [i.e. 1724-1726]., 1724. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 5 volumes, folio (33.4 x 21 cm.): printed in double columns, with 265 engraved maps and plates (and duplicate of one map) including a folding portrait of the author, an allegorical title and engraved dedication leaf with vignette, numerous text illustrations (two full-page), and 9 folding tables (short sealed tear in some maps, a little marginal worming in the third and fifth volumes, two maps slightly affected, one map slightly holed, a few leaves stained). Bound in early nineteenth-century diced calf (rubbed, one joint cracking). PROVENANCE: from the library of Martin Copley, A.M. (1940-2014), British-Australian book collector, businessman, and conservationist. COMPLETE SET, IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EARLY WORK DOCUMENTING THE HISTORY OF THE DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY IN THE EAST INDIES AND THE FAR EAST. Valentijn, a native of Dordecht in Holland, studied at the universities of Leiden and Utrecht. Valentijn lived in the East Indies for a total of 16 years, first employed at the age of 19 by the V.O.C. (i.e., the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, or the Dutch East India Company) as minister to the East Indies, and later returning to serve as army chaplain on an expedition in eastern Java. He finally returned to his native Dordrecht and produced the Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën (1724 1726), a massive work of five parts published in eight volumes and containing over one thousand engraved illustrations and some of the most accurate maps of the Indies of the time. Valentijn probably had access to the V.O.C. s archive of maps and geographic trade secrets, which they had always guarded jealously. The work covers Dutch exploration and commercial ventures in the East Indies as well as Dutch settlements in China and Japan, parts of the Near and Middle East, the Philippines, Ceylon, and the Cape of Good Hope. Valentijn includes accounts of the voyages of Abel Tasman in 1642-1643 and of Willem de Vlamingh to the western coast of Australia in 1696-1697. The wealth of fine maps and views include a folding map of Australia showing Tasman s route, the first published view of Tasmania and of Western Australia (Dampier including only coastal profiles), and an especially fine, large Tabula Indiae Orientalis et regnorum adjacentium, including Australia. REFERENCES: E.M. Beekman, Fugitive Dreams: An Anthology of Dutch Colonial Literature (Singapore, 2000), pp. 55-80; Thomas Suárez, Early Mapping of Southeast Asia (Singapore, 1999), pp. 232-237. Book. Seller Inventory # 72JFP041

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Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien, vervattende een naaukeurige: VALENTIJN, François.
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About this Item: Dordrecht & Amsterdam Joannes van Braam & Gerard Onder de Linden -1726, 1724. First edition. 5 vols, folio (36 x 21.5 cms approx.), engraved frontispiece, portrait, & 267 engraved plates and maps, most double-page or folding, some with several views, a few conjoined, with engraved illustrations in the text, illustrations by F. Ottens, J.C. Philips, J. Goeree, G. Schoute, O. Eliger, D. & W. Jongman, L. Lamsvelt, N.F. Diamaer, and J. Ledeboer, mostly after drawings by M. Balen; the famous Tabulae Insulae Orientalis, which includes an early depiction of Australia, is present at the beginning of vol. I, contemporary calf-backed boards, some closed tears, bindings slightly worn, a very good set. 'The most comprehensive work on Asia published in Europe during the early colonial period' (Landwehr). 'The first book to give a comprehensive account in text and illustration, of the peoples, places, and natural history of Indonesia' (Bastin & Brommer). Valentijn (1666-1727) was a Calvinist minister in the service of the VOC, particularly on the Spice Island of Amboina (1686-1694 and 1707-1712) and in Java, where he assembled material for these volumes. Valentijn's work was greatly helped by the unprecedented degree of access he was given to the VOC's archives and his ability to weave material from now lost maps and manuscripts into his magnum opus. Of particular interest are the accounts of Tasman's and Vlamingh's voyages. That of Tasman's voyage includes the earliest views of Tasmania, whilst Vlamingh's includes the first representation of the black swan (in volume III) with his ship at anchor at the mouth of the Swan River. Volume I, part I contains the preliminary matter plus the Philippines and Acapulco; volume I, part II covers the Moluccas; volume II and volume III, part 1 cover Amboina; volume III, part 2 covers Amboina, Celebes, Borneo, and Further India; volume IV, part 1 contains Java; volume IV, part 2 contains Java, Surratt, China, Formosa, and Valentijn's 1726 voyages; volume V, part 1 covers Coromandel, Persia, Malaya, Sumatra, and Ceylon; volume V, part 2 covers Malabar, Japan, Cape of Good Hope, and Mauritius. Landwehr (VOC), 467; Cordier (Indosinica), 927-930; Cordier (Japonica), 426-428; Mendelssohn II, 535; Tiele II, 1121; Nissen (ZBI), 4213. Seller Inventory # 98302

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About this Item: Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Joannes van Braam, Gerard onder de Linden, 1724-1726.5 parts in 8 volumes. Folio. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt and with black title-labels (later boards). With engraved allegorical frontispiece, printed title-page in red and black, folding portrait of Valentijn, 19 portraits of the Governors-General, and 326 illustrations, maps, plans, bird's-eye views and plates (most of them double-page or folding; including fragments of Javanese manuscripts).First edition. - One of the most extensive works on the history of the Far East (including Persia), which never can be superseded as many of the documents of which the author made use, do not longer exist. François Valentijn (1666-1727) was a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church who lived for many years on Amboyna and Java. During this period he collected an enormous mass of information, especially in the fields of history, geography and ethnology, concerning all parts of the world where the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was active: Indonesia, with large parts on Batavia and the Moluccas, Persia, Malacca, Ceylon, India, Cape of Good Hope, Japan, China and Formosa. The work is profusely illustrated with fine engraved maps, plans, portraits and spectacular views. They are engraved by the best artists of the time like F. Ottens, J.C. Philips, G. Schouten, J. Goeree etc. mostly after designs by M. Balen. Apart from the fine engravings the work is of particular interest for its cartography. It contains interesting maps of Australia, probably drawn after manuscript maps now lost. For his descriptions of the natural history of Amboyna Valentijn used i.a. the unpublished 'Amboinsch Dierboek' by the famous naturalist Rumphius, of which the original manuscript has been lost. - (Not inserted and also not mentioned in the plate-index is the portrait of Governor General De Haan). - With bookplates of J.C. Pabst and A.A.H. Stolk. - A truely desirable copy.Tiele 1121; Cat. NHSM p.502; Landwehr, VOC, 467; Ruinen C 44; Alt-Japan-Katalog 1570; Cordier, Bibl. Japonica (and) Indosinica col. 426-428 (and) col. 927-930; Nissen, ZBI, 4213; SAB IV, p. 549. Seller Inventory # 33496

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