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DE BRY, Th. / LINSCHOTEN, J.H. - II Pars Indiae Orientalis in qua Johan. Hugonis Linschotani. . .

DE BRY, Th. / LINSCHOTEN, J.H. - II Pars Indiae Orientalis in qua Johan. Hugonis Linschotani. . .
II Pars Indiae Orientalis in qua Johan. Hugonis Linschotani. . . - DE BRY, Th. / LINSCHOTEN, J.H.
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Title : II Pars Indiae Orientalis in qua Johan. Hugonis Linschotani. . ..
Map maker : DE BRY, Th. / LINSCHOTEN, J.H..
Date : Frankfurt, Wolffgang Richter, 1609.
Size : 11.4 x 7.9 inches. / 29.0 x 20.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :De Bry's Part II of his "Les Petit Voyages", containing "Pars Indiae Orientalis, in qua Johan. Hugonis Linscotani navagatio in Orientem, 1609", being J.H. van Linschoten's famous voyages to the East of 1583-1592.

Illustrated with a finely engraved title page, followed by a fine half length portrait of Jan Huijgen van Linschoten. The 114 pages description does give a description of Linschoten's journey with captions on India, Goa, China, Java, etc.
This is the complete suite of 39 finely engraved plates showing people and customs from India, Goa, China, Africa, etc.

Complete title : "II. Pars Indiae orientalis in qua Johan. Hugonis Lintscotani navigatio in Orientem, item regna, littora, portus, flumina, apparentiae, habitus moresque Indorum et Lusitanorum pariter in Oriente degentium... proponuntur. Ea Lintscotus ipse spectator atque autor primum vernaculo sibi idiomate belgice in publicum dedit, deinde superioribus germanis germanice et nunc latinis item auribus latine utcunque reddita enunciavit Teucrides Annaeus Lonicerus Privatus,... Addita sunt passim D. Paludani annotationes, item icones... in aere factae per Joh. Theodorum et Joh. Israelem de Bry fratres…".

Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1563-1611) was a Dutchman, born in Haarlem in 1563. He had an "avaricious thirst for knowledge, which enabled him to get detailed information of land and sea as far afield as the Spice Islands and China" (Penrose). Linschoten traveled to Goa in 1583 as a clerk of the newly-appointed Portuguese Archbishop of Goa. He made a few trips into India, compiling notes on his experiences, gleaned information on sea routes from Portuguese sailors, and collected information from other sources as well. Linschoten left India in 1589, hired as a pepper factor for the Fugger and Welser interests, where he learned about the organization and administration of the spice trade. Returning to his home town of Enkhuizen in 1592 (after a two-year stay in the Azores), he prepared his notes for the Amsterdam publisher, Claeszoon, in response to interest in the Netherlands and other European countries about commercial possibilities in Asia.

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Condition : Engraved title, 8, 114, 4pp. Printed title within engraved border, engraved portrait of Linschoten at head of preface, 39 engraved plates. Modern calf blind stamped binding. Paper slightly age toned, but in very fine condion throughout. Missing 3 maps. Sold as is.

ID: 38138

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