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OLEARIUS, A. - Orientalische Reise-Beschreibung. . . [with section on Taiwan]
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Orientalische Reise-Beschreibung. . . [with section on Taiwan] - OLEARIUS, A.
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Title : Orientalische Reise-Beschreibung. . . [with section on Taiwan].
Map maker : OLEARIUS, A..
Date : Hamburg, 1696.
Size : 13.1 x 8.7 inches. / 33.4 x 22.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Fascinating travelogues by Joergen Andersen and Volquard Iversen, edited by Adam Olearius. The accuracy of the travel accounts is difficult to confirm, however, as both appear heavily edited and augmented by Olearius, and numerous facts in their reports cannot be confirmed by V.O.C. records.
Detailed accounts of travels along the western coast of Africa, Madagascar, India, the East Indies, and China are supplemented with numerous engravings, tables, and two finely engraved maps of Taprobana and China.
The pages 37 until 94 in the second part describe the island of Taiwan, with illustrations of Fort Zeelandia, etc.
More about Taiwan or Ilha-Formosa maps. [+]
Condition : Complete, modern paper boards, new beginning and end papers. (v) + 175 pp + (5) + 112, title page, lovely gothic text throughout, pages slightly soft, corners missing on pages, 139, 141, and 153, small area of loss in center of page of 55, otherwise fine.
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