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Linschoten - Part 2 De Bry’s Petits Voyages - 1599

Linschoten - Part 2 De Bry’s Petits Voyages - 1599

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“II. PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS, in qva Iohan. Hvgonis Lintscotani Nauigatio in Orientem, item regna, littora, portus, flumina,apparentiae, habitus moresque Indorum & Lusitanorum pariter in oriente degentium.”


-Part 2 of De Bry's Petit's Voyages in Latin

-Linschoten's account of his voyage to the East (1st published in Dutch in 1596 as the Itinerario)

-1599 (1st Latin Edition by De Bry)

-Quarto (~32 x 19 cm).

-Modern Vellum binding

-Complete text with 39 (of 39) plates

-2 (of 3) maps - depicting Mozambique and Goa (Missing the map of Java).

-Engraved title page and portrait of Linschoten

Collation: -TP, Portrait of Linschoten, (4), text pp 1-114, index (2), TP to plates, 38 plates (plate 37 is double page). 

-Double page map of Mozambique at page 18 of text. Plate of coins at page 96 of text. Map of Goa (with some losses and repairs) at page 73.

-Good condition overall. Some repairs at edges of plates.


Born in the Netherlands, Linschoten left his homeland to work for the Portuguese archbishop of Goa in the 1580s. He spent several years in Goa and extensively documented the trade and life of the area. On returning, he published his account, alongside several maps, which gave the first detailed account for western readers. His account paved the way for European expansion in the East and the increase in trade which continues to this day. The account contains some of the earliest western descriptions of China and India. It is illustrated with 39 beautifully engraved plates and two maps. Rare opportunity to obtain this hugely important early travel work describing Linschoten's voyage to Goa and the Indies.



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