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Comprehensive Atlas of the Dutch United East India Company. Volume 3, Malay Archipelago and Oceania.
(Grote Atlas van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie. Deel 3, Indische Archipel en Oceanië).
This third volume limited edition (1500 ex. - numbered) is now out of print. We sell rest stock, new and sealed copies.
DE ROEVER, AREND AND BEA BROMMER.
Amsterdam. Jointly published by the Royal Dutch Geographical Society (KNAG), Utrecht University/Explokart (UU) and Asia Maior/Atlas Maior Publishers. 2008.
424pp, laminated dust-jacket and slipcase. Text in Dutch and English. The page format is an impressive 56 x 40 cm and including the slipcase the atlas weighs just over 12 kg. An impressive scholarly work. Containing 424 pages and approximately 580 maps, plans and topographical drawings dating from the VOC period, the bulk of which have never been before published, Volume III covers the entire Malay Archipelago beyond Java and Madura, including Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Moluccan and Banda Archipelagos, Timor and the Lesser Sunda Islands, and the Malaya Peninsula, as well as the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and the Dutch explorations in the Pacific Ocean.
Besides hundreds of pages of hitherto virtually unknown cartographic and pictorial material relating to the other regions mentioned, for the first time this volume offers a complete survey in facsimile of all VOC manuscript maps and drawings of Australia and New Zealand preserved in public archives around the world.
The publisher Asia Maior/Atlas Maior Publishers, in co-operation with the Royal Dutch Geographical Society (KNAG), the Netherlands National Archives (NA) and Explokart/Utrecht University, is currently working on this seven volume atlas series covering all settlements and territories under the Charter of the Dutch United East India Company (VOC, 1602-1799), its composition is based on facsimiles of manuscript maps, town plans, and topographical pictures from the collections in the Netherlands National Archives and various other VOC archives.
The first volume of this series, a facsimile edition of the so-called Atlas Amsterdam or Atlas De Graaf, was published in November 2006 and within weeks had sold out and was out of print. The second volume published a year later 'Java and Madura' also sold out within weeks. Each of these excellent volumes stand on their own as well as forming an important set. The four regional volumes which are yet to be published are (working titles): Ceylon (December 2008); India (including the Arabian Peninsula, Persia, spring 2009); Africa (including Mauritius, La Réunion etc., autumn 2009); East Asia (Siam/Burma up to and including Japan, spring 2010).
A stunning publication both in terms of the extraordinary content and the beauty of the production of this atlas. A limited edition this atlas measures 56 x 39.5 cm (h x w, book-block), 59 x 41.5 x 6 cm (binding size) and has been printed on 170 gsm mc art paper in colour throughout. The cloth binding which is lettered in gilt on the spine is covered with a full colour laminated dustjacket and is presented in a well made slipcase which it can be removed from with ease. It is hard to do justice to this book without seeing it - a fascinating and scholarly work now and surely a fine antiquarian book in years to come.
Price all incl. € 325,00