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30 Aug 2018 16:30 GMT

Valentyn (François)

OUD EN NIEUW OOST-INDIEN. BESCHRYVING VAN'T NEDERLANDSH COMPTOIR OP DE KUST VAN MALABAR

Published: by Joannes Van Braam/ Gerard onder de Linde, Boekverkopers, Te Dordrecht/Amsterdam, 1726

Edition: First Edition

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EN VAN ONZEN HANDEL IN JAPAN, MITSGADERS EEN BESCHRYVING VAN KAAP DER GOEDE HOOPE EN'T ELAND MAURITIUS

Met de zaaken tot de voornoemde Ryken en Landen behoorende. Met veele Printverbeeldingen en Landkaarten opgehelderd. Vyfde Deels Tweede Stuk

First edition. Each country has its own pagination, 14 folding maps and plans, 6 full page plates, 11 half page plates, uncancelled ownership stamp on the title page, half vellum with matching marbled boards, red title label gilt on the spine - which is starting to fade, the vellum is split at the top of the spine, a very good copy.

Volume 5 Bk 10: Cape of Good Hope page 1 – 160 which includes Madagascar page 148 – 150 and Mauritius page 150 -156.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography vol 2 page 535- 536: An account of Old and New East Indies. Fifth Volume. Part II. A description of the Netherlands establishment on the coast of Malabar, and of our trade in Japan, together with an account of the Cape of Good Hope and the Island of Mauritius, and matters connected with the before-mentioned states and countries. Embellished with many prints and maps. By François Valentyn, lately Minister of the Gospel in Amboyna, Banda, &c.

This part of Valentyn's monumental work includes 149 pages devoted to an account of the Cape, and possesses several maps, charts, and illustrations of the natives, fauna, &c. Theal says (" History of South Africa, 1486-1691 ") that " the author, who was a clergyman, called at the Cape in the years 1685, 1695, 1705, and 1714. He was supplied by the Government with a great amount of information, including copies and charts, and several 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 in the Colony. The whole is worked up into an admirable description of the country."

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: Folio (420x 260mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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