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Itinerario Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien - Linschoten - 1st Dutch Edition - 1596

Itinerario Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien - Linschoten - 1st Dutch Edition - 1596

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-“Itinerario Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien”

-Jan Huygen van Linschoten

-Cornelis Claesz

-This the 1st edition published in Dutch in 1596.

-4 Parts in 1

-This is a "stripped copy" contains only 1 (albeit beautiful) title page (of 4) but all text

-Portrait of Linschoten and 3 (of 36) plates only

-Missing 6 maps

-Overall poor copy in original calf re-backed with green morocco.

-Would make a good reading copy of the 1st edition

This was a landmark publication as it was the first in Europe to accurately describe Portuguese Goa and Asia. It also described the trade in Spices and Precious stones and soon after its publication the Dutch sent its first trading missions to Goa and Asia. The book was lavishly illustrated - although my Dutch copy sadly misses these valuable plates and maps. There were several later editions in Latin, French and English alongside a German edition by De Bry

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