- A very fine copy, complete with all the plates conforming to the binder's instruction in the last volume. Occas. usual sl. foxing.
= Unidentified heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown of each volume. Landwehr, VOC 467; Tiele 1121; Alt Japan Katalog 1570; Cordier, Japonica 426-428; Cordier, Indosinica 927-930; Cat. NHSM I, 502; Mendelssohn IV, p.594. One of the most extensive works and the main old source on the Dutch East Indies with many documents, partly lost by now. Also containing important descriptions of i.a. Cape of Good Hope, China, Japan and Ceylon and 2 early voyages to Australia with interesting maps. For the description of the history of Amboina Valentyn used the unpublished and lost manuscript "Amboinsch Dierboek" by Rumphius. All vols. with unidentified contemp. armorial bookplate. A very desirable set in contemporary Dutch vellum. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.