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BATAVIA.- OPIUM TRADE.- BATAVIA.- Java.- Madura.- AMFIOEN.- - Opbrengst der Opium Pacht en van alle andere Gouvernement's verpachte middelen op Java en Madura, van af 1830 tot en met 1848, zoo mede Staten van in- en uitvoer van opium van af 1825 tot en met 1847. Uitgegeven ten voordeele van het weeskind van een in 1848 op Balie gesneuvelde officier der nederlandsch Indische Armee.

Batavia, Ter drukkerij van Lange & Co., 1848. Large in folio (w. 1 vague horinzontal fold). Original green letterpress printed wrs., decorated typogr. border, spine 3/4 split & dam., covers some surface soiling, top and righthand edges of covers w. some chips and small tears. Top righthand corner of text some chips, dog ears etc. W. 2 fold. tables, letterpress tables etc. (II (blank), 3 lvs. of tables, 2 inserted fold. tables, II (blank) pp.). This publication sought to support the orphaned son of a dutch officer who died on Bali in 1848. The double page tables specifying the weight [100 Kattis = 1 Picul = 60 kgs] and monetary value in 'koper geld' [being 100 'duiten' to one guilder] of the traded commodities and specified by 'residentien of afdeelingen' [ Batavia, Bantam, Buitenzorg, Soerabaija, Maura, Sumanap, Pasaroeang, Bezoekie...]. The final table presents a comparison of 'verpachtingen' on the islands of Java and Madura, not taking into account the opium trade, but specifying i.a. fisheries, gaming, tobacco, slaughterhouses, liquor, forestry, pawn business, bazars, toll money. The 2 folding tables specifying the import in 'piculs'[= also called 'tam', or 'shoulder weight', being appr. 60 kgs] or 'caisses' [= boxes] of Opium in Java for the years 1825 - 1847 and naming the country of origin, Government or the 'Entrepots' docks of Java and origin [England, America, Bengal, Macao, China, Indian Archipellago, Siam, Holland...]. The 2nd folding table specifying the export of Amfioen from Java in the same period.
EUR 2350.00 [Appr.: US$ 2565.18 | £UK 2081.5 | JP¥ 335666] Book number 8185

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