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Dutch trade, whaling, herring fishery, etc., with magnificent views of the harbours of the Netherlands
and the Dutch East Indies ca. 1772-ca. 1781, including a wide variety of boats and ships

AA, Cornelis van der (illustrated by Dirk de JONG & Hendrik KOBELL jr.). Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek, die van Batavia en Onrust. Mitsgaders de afbeeldingen van de haring visscherij en de walvisch vangst. In een-en-dertig kunstplaaten naar het leven afgebeeld ...
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [printed by Paul Etienne Briët?], 1805. Large folio (39.5 x 28.5 cm). With a finely engraved title-page in various styles of decorated lettering and flourishes, executed by Klockhoff, and 31 double-page engraved views (ca. 28.5 x 39.5 cm) showing Dutch harbours with a wide variety of sailing boats and ships, the harbours of Batavia and the island Onrust in the Dutch East Indies (now Djakarta and Pulau Kapal in Indonesia), and 2 views of herring fishing and whaling.
With the loosely inserted "prospectus" (actually an advertisement issued on publication):
[MAASKAMP, Evert]. Berigt aan kooplieden, zeevarenden en verzamelaars van vaderlandsche kunstprinten.
[Amsterdam], [Evert Maaskamp], printed by Paul Etienne Briët, [1805]. 4to (27.5 x 22 cm).
Contemporary boards (including a paperboard spine), as issued by the publisher. XII, 135, [1 blank] pp. plus engraved title-page, 31 plates and the loosely inserted prospectus. Full description
€ 14,500
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Voyages to the British East Indies, Ethiopia and New England

AA, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen, na Oost en West-Indiën, mitsgaders andere gewesten, ter eerster ontdekking en soo vervolgens van verscheyde volkeren, meerendeels door vorsten, of maatschappyen, derwaarts gesonden, gedaan; zedert het jaar 1611 tot 1616.
Comprising:
(1) Vier bysondere reysen na Oost-Indien, ... de negende van de Engelse Oost-Indise maatschappy, met het schip de Jacobus, door Kapiteyn Edmund Marlow, ... de tiende van de Engelse maatschappy, met de scheepen, de Draak en Hosiander, door Mr. Thomas Besr ... elfde reys van de Engelse maatschappy, met het schip, de Salomon, beschreeven door Ralph Wilson ... de vierde is die met het schip de Paarl, daar Samuel Castelton kapiteyn op was ...(2) Twaalfde reys na Oost-Indien, op kosten van de Engelse maatschappy; door Kapiteyn Christoffel Nieuwpoort ... gedaan in het jaar 1613 ...(3) Voyagie van den eerwaarden vader Antonio Fernandez na Gingiro, gedaan in gesandschap met Tecur Egzy, door den Keyser van Ethiopiën afgevaardigt. In het jaar 1613.
(4) Reys na Oost-Indien van Kapiteyn Nicolaas Dounton; door ordre van de Engelse maatschappy met 4 scheepen: gedaan in het jaar 1614.(5) Beknopte aantekeningen van een Oost-Indische reys, gedaan uyt Engeland, met 3 scheepen de Samaritaan, de Thomas en Thomasine, in het jaar 1614. en beschreeven door Johan Milward, ...
(6) Twee scheeps-togten van Kapiteyn Johan Smith, beyde gedaan na Nieuw-Engeland. De eerste in het jaar 1614. ... De tweede gedaan in het jaar 1615.(7) Tweede reys van Kapiteyn Walter Peyton, na Oost-Indien, met het schip de Expeditie, ... neffens de Draak, de Leeuw en de Peper-corn. In het jaar 1615. en vervolgens. Als mede de reys van Thomas Coryat na Asmere, zijnde de hof-stad van den grooten Mogol.(8) Scheeps-togt van Edward Terry, capellaan van den ambassadeur Thomas Roe, na Oost-Indien; ...(9) Twee bysondere scheeps-togten, de eerste van Roger Hawes; ... De tweede van Alexander Childe, na Suratte en Jasques: ...
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707. 9 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With 11 folding engraved plates and 4 folding engraved maps. Contemporary vellum, with manuscript short-title on spine, a silver fastening at the fore-edge (Germany, 18th century, marked "GED 12" and initials(?) "A E") and red-and-blue sprinkled edges. [2], 97, [13]; [2], 39, [6], [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank], 22 [3], [3 blank]; [1], [2 blank], [1], 86, [10]; [1], [1 blank], 12, [2]; [1], [1 blank], 34, [4]; [2], 47[=49], [5]; [2], 63, [7]; [1], [1 blank], 16, [2] pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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8 large illustrated volumes of the most important voyages from the 15th to the end of the 17th century

AA, Pieter van der (editor) and Johann Ludwig GOTTFRIED. De aanmerkenswaardigste en alomberoemde zee- en landreizen der Portugeezen, Spanjaarden, Engelsen en allerhande natiën: zoo van Fransen, Italiaanen, Deenen, Hoogh- en Nederduitsen als van veele andere volkeren. Voornaamenlyk ondernomen tot ontdekking van de Oost- en Westindiën, midsgaders andere verafgelegene gewesten des aardryks.
The Hague, widow of Engelbrecht Boucquet and sons; Leiden, Jan van der Deyster, and Boudewijn and Pieter van der Aa, 1727. 8 volumes. 1mo and folio. With 7 (of 8) engraved frontispieces (lacking that of volume 4), 4 engraved dedications, 117 engraved maps on 61 leaves, 7 engraved plates and 502 engravings in text. Further with 127 (of 128) title-pages (including a general title-page, a title-page to 7 (of 8) volumes, lacking that of volume 4, and 118 for the separate works). Volume 1-3 & 5-8: contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges; volume 4: modern calf. Full description
€ 65,000
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Adventurous journey to Ceylon, including descriptions of Terceira, St. Helena and survival on Mauritius after a shipwreck

[AERTSBERGUE?]. A voyage to the island of Ceylon: on board a Dutch Indiaman, in the year M.DCC.XLVII. Containing a succinct relation of the productions, trade, and inhabitants of that place. Together with some account of St. Helena and other islands ...
London, for Joseph Bouquet, 1754. 8vo. Modern wrappers. [4], 24 pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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The first European to enter the Gulf: the final edition of Albuquerque's works

ALBUQUERQUE, Alfonso de. Commentarios do grande Afonso Dalboquerque capitao geral que foi das Indias orientaes em tempo do muito poderoso rey D. Manuel o primeiro deste nome.
Lisbon, Regia officina typografica, 1774. 4 volumes. Small 8vo. With a woodcut of Albuquerques coat of arms on all four title-pages, engraved portrait, an engraved illustration above the dedication, large engraved folding map and woodcut illustration in text. The map reaches from Egypt and Madagascar in the west to the Philippines and New Guinea in the east, including the Arabian Peninsula, the south of China, the east coast of Africa and most of the East Indies. Contemporary Portuguese mottled sheepskin with gold-tooled spines with red title labels, blue sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers. [6], XXX, [14], 343, [1]; [12], 285, [1], [2 blank]; [12], 289, [1], [2 blank]; [12], 256 pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Fauna of the Indian Sea, with 98 illustrations

ALCOCK, Alfred William. A naturalist in Indian seas or, four years with the Royal Indian marine survey ship "Investigator".
London, John Murray (colophon: printed by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh), 1902. 8vo. With a photogravure frontispiece depicting the Investigator, a folding map and 98 illustrations on 58 plates. Contemporary black-blocked cloth; rebacked with brown board, modern endpapers. XXIV, 328 pp. Full description
€ 450
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A classic work on Japan, with numerous chromolithographed illustrations

ALCOCK, Sir Rutherford. The capital of the tycoon: a narrative of a three years' residence in Japan.
London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green (colophons: printed by Spottiswoode & Co.), 1863 [reissued with publisher's advertisements dated April 1875]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 chromolithographed frontispieces, 2 folding engraved maps (partly coloured), 14 tinted, double-tinted and chromolithographed plates (at least one highlighted with silver colour) drawn mostly by Charles Wirgman (1832-1891) and lithographed by Hanhart, 2 black & white wood-engraved plates (engraved by Pearson) and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text (some signed by Pearson). Original publisher's gold- and blind-blocked green cloth. XXXII, 469, [2]; X, 539 pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Highly detailed wall map of Asia and the Arabian peninsula, from the collection of the Governor of Ceylon

ARROWSMITH, Aaron. Asia.
London, Aaron Arrowsmith, 1 January 1801. Engraved wall map, hand coloured in outline, on 4 sheets joined as 2 (measuring 124 x 147 cm in total) on a scale of ca. 1:6,490,880, with an elaborately decorated cartouche at the head left, a dedication below ("To major James Rennell, Esqr. F.R.S. &c. &c.") and the name of the engraver at the foot right (George Allen). Mounted on cloth and divided into 32 sections. Contemporary slipcase, covered with marbled paper and a manuscript title-label on front. Full description
€ 7,500
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A Franciscan discovering the Holy Land. From the library of King Louis-Philippe

[BEAUGRAND, Felix]. Relation fidele du voyage de la Terre Sainte dans laquelle se voit tout ce qu' il y a de remarquable, tant par mer que par terre, depuis le départ de Marseille jusqu' au retour de ce saint voyage.
Paris, Gabriel Valleyre, 1760. 8vo. With a small woodcut vignette on title, several woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, with yellow morocco title label, gold-tooled binding edges, red edges. [4], 248, [10] pp. Full description
€ 5,000
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