Lot 37
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Beeckman, Daniel

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Description

  • A Voyage to and from the Island of Borneo, in the East-Indies. With a description of the said island. London: T. Warner and J. Batley, 1718
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (192 x 120mm.), half-title with advertisement on verso, engraved map of Borneo, 6 engraved plates, 3 few folding, contemporary panelled calf tooled in blind

Literature

Hill (2004) 98

Catalogue Note

“The book was written to advance Beeckman’s ideas for trade with ‘the greatest island of all the Indian Seas’, and describes his 1713 voyage there in the Eagle Galley. This work includes the first European reference to the Indonesian orang-utan, which is depicted in one of the plates” (Hill).
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