- All vols. bookplate on upper pastedown; a few vols. sl. yellowed.; vols. IV, VIII and XIV waterst.; vol. VII, XI-XIII sl. foxed; a few maps w. sm. tear along fold./ at inner margin. Most vols. worn at spine-ends and joints; 6 vols. lack letterpiece and nearly all lack the letterpiece indicating vol. number. Very good and rare complete set in a nice contemporary binding.
= Original edition of the Dutch translation, issued by publisher Pieter de Hondt, based on the work of John Green (vols. I-XII), on the French translation of A.F. Prévost d'Exiles (vols. XIII-XIX), with many additions and corrections, and with vols. XX-XXI as original additions to the French editions. The series contains accounts of the voyages and explorations by the Portuguese, English, Dutch and French. Summary of the contents: I-II. East Indies; III-VII. Africa; VIII-IX. China; X-XI. Tibet and Tartary; XII-XIV. East Indies, Moluccas, Siam; XV-XVI. Hindustan, Arabia; XVII. East Indies, Japan; XVIII. Phillipines, Borneo, Celebes, South Pole; XIX. undetermined travels; XX. Lives of the Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies, Batavia; XXI. Dutch East Indies natural history. Containing a large worldmap (by N. Bellin, 51,5x68 cm., The Hague, P. de Hondt, 1750) and nice maps of i.a. Gulf of Bengal, Indonesian Archipelago, the Philippines, Japan, China, Macao, Hindoustan and views of i.a. Nanking, Goa and Ceram, plans of i.a. Nagasaki, Edo and Batavia. The plates depicting local inhabitants, plants and animals, but also illustrating customs, fortifications etc. Complete sets are very rarely found. SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE CLVIII.