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Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Title: Rex Balius Preciosissimo Curru.
Published in: Frankfurt, 1609
   
Size: 5.6 x 6.8 inches.
14.3 x 17.3 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. In mint condition, dark impression. Size of sheet 305x200mm.
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How the people of Bali transport their King. According to deBry: there are many horses on the island of Bali but they are small and only the simple folk ride them. Those who are more distinguished let their slaves carry them, or they ride in wagons drawn by buffalo. When we first arrived, the king of the island came to greet us in just such a wagon. It was drawn by two snow-white buffalo in decorative harnesses and wearing rugs, fit for princes. One of the kingís servants sat behind the king, holding a parasol over his head to shield him from the sunís heat. Behind the wagon a procession of bodyguards followed, carrying a long, gold-plated lance, along with ordinary arrows. After we had fired a volley of shot from our ships, in honor of the king, he wished us well and went on his way

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629.

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