- Very good, attractively bound set. Occas. foxed/ sl. browned; vol. 21 wormholed in outer blank margin at the end (small wormhole throughout); vol. 3 and 18 unobtrusive tiny wormhole in outer blank margin; vol. 19 waterst. in lower inner corner at the end. Paper over boards occas. sl. chafed; top of spine vol. 1 and 13 repaired w. tape; top of spine vol. 8 chipped; outer corners occas. bumped.
= Sabin 65405; Tiele 103; NHSM, p.108; Muller, America 1898. Originally from the library of BOUDEWIJN BÜCH. First edition of the Dutch translation, issued by publisher Pieter de Hondt, based on the work of John Green (vols. I-XII), on the French translation of A.F. Prévost d'Exiles (vols. XIII-XIX), with many additions and corrections, and with vols. XX-XXI as original additions to the French editions. The series contains accounts of the voyages and explorations by the Portuguese, English, Dutch and French. Summary of the contents: I-II. East Indies; III-VII. Africa; VIII-IX. China; X-XI. Tibet and Tartary; XII-XIV. East Indies, Moluccas, Siam; XV-XVI. Hindustan, Arabia; XVII. East Indies, Japan; XVIII. Phillipines, Borneo, Celebes, South Pole; XIX. general travels; XX. Lives of the Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies, Batavia; XXI. Dutch East Indies natural history. Containing a large worldmap (by N. Bellin, 51,5x68 cm., The Hague, P. de Hondt, 1750) and nice maps of i.a. Gulf of Bengal, Indonesian Archipelago, the Philippines, Japan, China, Macao, Hindoustan and views of i.a. Nanking, Goa and Ceram, plans of i.a. Nagasaki, Edo and Batavia. The plates depicting local inhabitants, plants and animals, but also illustrating customs, fortifications etc. Complete sets in this condition are very rarely found. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.