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Quinta pars Indiae orientalis - Part 5 Petits Voyages De Bry

Quinta pars Indiae orientalis - Part 5 Petits Voyages De Bry

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"Quinta pars Indiae orientalis, qua continetur vera et accurata descriptio universae navigationis illius quam Hollandi . in terras Orientales, praecipue vero in Javanas et Moluccanas insulas, Bantam, Bandam et Ternatem, etc. susceperunt . Opus belgica lingua primo editum, postea germanico idiomate puriore redditum, et ex hoc jam latio donatum a Bilidalbo Strobaeo . Adjectae sunt . tabulae seu icones . in aes incisae et editae a Jo. Theod. et Jo. Israele de Bry fratribus".

-Johann Israel and Theodore DE BRY

-1601 - 1st Latin Edition of Part 5 of the Petits Voyages

-Complete: 20 (of 20) fine engraved plates with a preceding title page. Collation [8], 60, [2], Letterpress title to plates, 20 plates. 

-315 x 200mm.

-Modern mottled red calf, Raised bands, gilt rules to spine. Some rubbing to hinges and a small stain to the upper right corner of the first 12 leaves including the title page. Stains to the middle of 2 plates. Overall a very good clean copy.


The fifth part of De Bry's Petits voyages contains Jacob van Neck and Wybrand van Warwijck's voyage to the East Indies in 1598 - 1600. This voyage established Dutch power in Bantam, in the Spice Islands, and lead to the naming of Mauritius, after Prince Maurice of Nassau. Plates include depictions of ball games, ships, birds and animals and sword fighting on the Moluccan Islands.

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