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MARRE, JAN DE: - Batavia, begrepen in zes boeken. Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor & G. Onder de Linden, 1740.

. Small 4to. Pp. (xxxvi), 320, index (6). With engraved frontispiece, engraved title vignette by J. Punt, one large engraved plan of Batavia by J. van der Laan and one engraved portrait by J. Houbraken (dated 1745 and not always present). Modern vellum. Occasionally some light marginal staining. Old inscription on front end paper. First edition of this historical and topographical poem about Batavia. Jan de Marre (1696-1763) was a seaman at the Dutch East India Company (VOC) for a long period in the beginning of the 18th century. He was the Commander of a VOC ship to the East Indies in 1731 and visited Batavia at this time. A year later he retired from the Company and moved on to a career of writing and theatre directing. Landwehr, VOC, 1547. Provenance: This copy was given by Hendrik Johannes Bool (1828-98), Dutch officer and politician, to Aristide Marre (1823-1918), a renowned linguist and specialist in classical Malay and Malagasy. He succeeded Pierre Favre at the School of Oriental languages in Paris.
EUR 900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1070.89 | £UK 781.25 | JPą 117458] Book number 100937

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