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Pfyffer zu Neueck, J.J.X.
SKIZZEN VON DER INSEL JAVA UND DERSELBEN VERSCHIEDENEN BEWOHNERN. SCHAFFHAUSEN: FRANZ HURTER, 1829
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT
182
Pfyffer zu Neueck, J.J.X.
SKIZZEN VON DER INSEL JAVA UND DERSELBEN VERSCHIEDENEN BEWOHNERN. SCHAFFHAUSEN: FRANZ HURTER, 1829
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Pfyffer zu Neueck, J.J.X.
SKIZZEN VON DER INSEL JAVA UND DERSELBEN VERSCHIEDENEN BEWOHNERN. SCHAFFHAUSEN: FRANZ HURTER, 1829
Folio (346 x 235mm.), additional title, map, 2pp. Javan’sches Alphabet and Javan’sche Zahlen and 15 plates, all lithographed, the plates coloured by hand, contemporary morocco-backed boards, occasional offsetting or oxidisation of colour, occasional slight spotting, map and last plate strengthened at edge, binding very slightly worn, new endpapers
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Literature

Bastin & Brommer 186 (&c.)

Catalogue Note

A vary rare work on Java with only two complete copies recorded by Bastin and Brommer. Pfyffer zu Neueck, who served in Java between 1819 and 1827, records the geography, topography, costumes, natural history, music, geology and religion of the Javanese people, with fine coloured plates after drawings by Johannes Schiess, and possibly others. Two early editions of this work were published – one uncoloured and this one, with the plates hand-coloured. It was originally available in 4 parts, the first three containing 4 plates each, the fourth 3 plates. A Dutch edition was published in 1838 but without the plates.

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