Antique Travel Account-1619-WILLIAM METHOLD-BENGALE-INDIA-DEITY-vd Aa-1707



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Copperplate engravings and letter press text on verge type hand laid paper with watermark (not visible on all sheets). on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 23 x 17.5 cm. The image size is ca. 18 x 13.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 9.1 x 6.9 inch. The image size is ca. 7.1 x 5.3 inch.

Disbound text to the described travel journal (in Dutch): title page with engraved emblem, all 37 text pages (1-37), 5 register page, 2 engraved plates. A map appears to be missing, although the index does not mention a map. Plate a1 shows a man being tortured in a deities temple in Bengale, India. Plate a2 shows a burial scene where a corps is burned and the wives are burned too. This attractive original old antique print originates from: ‘Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-waardigste Zee en Land-reysen, na Oost en West-Indien, Mitsgaders andere Gewesten, ter eerster Ontdekking enn soo vervolgens van Verscheyde Volkeren, meerendels door Vorsten, of Maatschappyen Derwaarts gesonden, gedaan. Zedert het jaar 1616 tot 1634 …’, (transl.: Accurate accounts of memorable sea and land-voyages, to the East and West Indies and other regions, first discovering by different nations, mostly kings or companies send there. since 1616-1634.), published by Pieter Van Der Aa, Leiden 1706-1708. This section is part of this book and titled: ‘Naauw-keurige aanteekeningen van William Methold, Presiden van de Engelsse Maatschappy, gehouden op sijn Voyagie, in het jaar 1619 … ‘ (transl.: Acurate notes of William Methold, president of the English company, kept on his voyage, in the year 1619 …)Artists and Engravers: Publisher: Pieter van der Aa (Leiden 1659 – 1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases. Engraver: some plates or emblems in this work have the initials J.G. (Jan Goeree.) Jan Goeree (1670 � 1731) was a draughtsman, engraver, poet and author. mainly active in Amsterdam. The son of Willem Goeree and pupil of Gerard de Lairesse.

Condition: Excellent given age. General age related toning and light staining. Plates with original folding. Some small tears and holes. Please study scan carefully.



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