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Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books
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NL-4132 AK Vianen
The Netherlands


Gert Jan Bestebreurtje


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PREVOST, Antoine François Historische beschryving der reizen of nieuwe en volkoome verzameling van de aller-waardigste en zeldsaamste zee- en landtogten .. Naauwkeurig in't Nederduitsch overgebragt .. 's Gravenhage, Pieter de Hondt, Amsterdam, Wed. S. Schouten, a.o., 1747-1767.
21 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with floral motifs and red labels. With 21 title-pages printed in red and black, engraved portrait of the author, 20 engraved headpieces (vol. I-XX), 27 text-engravings depicting the Governors General of the Dutch East Indies, 195 engraved maps and plans (134 folding) and 365 engraved plates (90 folding) by Jacob van der Schley a.o.
First Dutch edition edited by J.P.J. du Bois. This is an enlarged translation of the first 17 books of the French edition, Histoire generale des voyages, Amsterdam 1746-1761; largely based on John Green's series A new general collection of voyages and travels, London 1745-1747. 'An important and scarce collection, which includes accounts of all the principal early Australian voyages, such as Saavedra, Gaetano, Torres, Mendana, Quiros, and the Nodals, as well as an account of the discovery of Australia by the Dutch, early voyages to New Guinea and the Palau Islands, and Roggeveen?s voyage to Terres Australes. African voyages include the early Portuguese and English voyages to West Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, with a general account of the Dutch at the Cape. Pacific voyages include those of Magellan, Schouten and Le Maire, Drake, Sarmiento, Cavendish, Spilbergen, Narbrough, Rogers, Cowley, Frezier and Anson. Particularly full accounts are given of the Dutch and French voyages to the East Indies, voyages to China, and the British East India Company?s voyages to India and Celyon? (Hill p. 492). .Vast collection of travel accounts including most of the early American and Australian voyages and travels. Full accounts are given of the Portuguese, English, Dutch (VOC) and French voyages to the East Indies, Africa, China, Tartary & Tibet, Arabia, etc. - (Wormholes in blank margin at the end of Vol. XXI; top of vol. ! & XIII repaired with brown tape; top of vol. VI, VIII & XIV sl. dam.). - A very attractive set of this famous compilation of the most thorough and comprehensive account of exploration published in the eighteenth century.
Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM I, p.108; Landwehr, VOC, 267; Sabin 65405; Hill 1391 (French ed.).
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