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The early Dutch explorers of the East Indies from a French perspective

BONAPARTE, Prince Roland.
Les premiers voyages des Néerlandais dans l'Insulinde. (1595-1602).
Versailles, 1884. Small 4to (23.5 x 19 cm.). With a folding engraved coloured plate with a map of the islands of Indonesia (''Insulinde'') (ca. 28 x 34 cm). Original wrappers. [8], 39 pp.
€ 250
Rare extract from the periodical Revue de géographie with an article on the history of the early voyages of the Dutch to the East Indies during the first period: 1595 till 1602, by Prince Roland Napoleon Bonaparte (Paris 1858-1924). Prince Roland treats a.o. the travels of Houtman, Van Neck, Van Noort and others. Roland Napoleon, 6th prince of Canino & Musignano, was grandson of Lucien Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was a respected botanist and geographer and is known for his photographic collection of images of peoples of all over the world.
Front wrapper detached; a good copy.
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