Voiage de Gautier Schouten aux Indes orientales, commencé l'An 1658 & fini l'An 1665. Wouter SCHOUTEN.
Voiage de Gautier Schouten aux Indes orientales, commencé l'An 1658 & fini l'An 1665.

Voiage de Gautier Schouten aux Indes Orientales, commencé l'an 1658.& fini l'an 1665.

Voiage de Gautier Schouten aux Indes orientales, commencé l'An 1658 & fini l'An 1665.

Amsterdam: aux dépens d'Estienne Roger, 1707.

Two volumes, duodecimo; titles printed in black and red; frontispiece of ceremonial elephant repeated in both volumes, with a portrait of the author and five folding engravings in the first volume, and a series of 15 figures on nine engraved plates in the second volume; a fine copy in contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt.

First French edition of a Dutchman's account of the East Indies

First edition in French. Wouter Schouten, surgeon and explorer (1638-1704), was a Dutchman in the service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company). He wrote up his experiences in Batavia, Ceylon, the Moluccas, and other parts of South East Asia, for publication in Amsterdam in 1676. It was published in German at the same time but only thirty years later did it appear in this French version, illustrated with charming engravings of natural history and scenery. There were several later printings, of which a 1725 version is more often seen.

First edition in French. Wouter Schouten, surgeon and explorer (1638-1704), was a Dutchman in the service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company). He wrote up his experiences in Batavia, Ceylon, the Moluccas, and other parts of South East Asia, for publication in Amsterdam in 1676. It was published in German at the same time but only thirty years later did it appear in this French version, illustrated with charming engravings of natural history and scenery. There were several later printings, of which a 1725 version is more often seen.

Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

Landwehr, VOC, 288; Tiele, Nederlandsche Bibliographie, 991.

Price (AUD): $2,800.00

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