- Occas. (sl.) foxed; fold. plates occas. w. sm. tear in inner margin; two fold. maps w. some browning on one fold; spine-ends partly sl. chipped. Otherwise a very good complete copy, with 2 extra fold. plates (after H. KOBELL Jr., of the "Reede van Batavia" and "Het eilland Onrust"). Later marbled paper over covers.
= 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 For the description of the history of Amboina Valentyn used the unpublished and lost manuscript "Amboinsch Dierboek" by Rumphius. A considerable number of the single-page plates is devoted to the rich variety of fishes, animals and plants found in the East Indies.