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ROBINSON, WILLIAM / NETSCHER, E. (TRANSLATOR):
Proeve tot opheldering van de gronden der Maleische spelling. No place. (Batavia?, about 1854).
. 4to. Pp. x, 174, (1). Contemporary half calf, spine damaged. Old ownership signature on front free endpaper. Some browning, mainly in the margins. Lower right corner of title missing (small part without any text loss). Translated from the English "An attempt to elucidate the principles of Malayan orthography" (Fort Marlborough 1823) by Netscher. Included in: "Verhand. Batav. Genoot. v. Kunsten en Wetenschappen. XXVI, 1854-57". Cordier BI 1420. Cf Vater p. 244.
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Keywords: Indonesia, malay, malaysia, malaysian, indonesia, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, language, lingustic, langue,

 SPEELMAN, CORNELIS JANSZOON:, Journal, oder Kurtze Erzehlung des Anfangs, Fort- und Au§gangs des Krieges, welcher zwischen dem König und mehrerer Regierunge des Reichs Macassar und der Oost-Indischen Compagnie der vereinigten Niederlanden in den Jahren 1666, 1667, 1668 und 1669, geführet worden. Hamburg, Gottfried Schultzen, 1670.
SPEELMAN, CORNELIS JANSZOON:
Journal, oder Kurtze Erzehlung des Anfangs, Fort- und Au§gangs des Krieges, welcher zwischen dem König und mehrerer Regierunge des Reichs Macassar und der Oost-Indischen Compagnie der vereinigten Niederlanden in den Jahren 1666, 1667, 1668 und 1669, geführet worden. Hamburg, Gottfried Schultzen, 1670.
. 4to. Pp. (36). Title printed in red and black. Missing map? Modern boards. First German edition, first published in Dutch 1669, of this early and scarce account of Makassar (Sulawesi Island), an important trading centre in Indonesia at this time. Cornelis Speelman was born in Rotterdam 1628. At the age of sixteen, he left for the East Indies, where he stayed for the rest of his life in the service of the Dutch East India Company. From the beginning of the 16th century Makassar was the major trading centre of eastern Indonesia where Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Siamese, Javanese and Malays came to exchange commodities (spices, metal goods, textiles, gold, copper, pearls, etc.). Makassar was Sulawesi's major port and centre of the powerful Gowa and Tallo Sultanates. The first Europeans (Portuguese seamen) arrived in the 1500s and the Dutch arrived at the beginning of the 17th century with the aim of establishing a hegemony over the spice trade. In 1666 Speelman headed a Dutch expedition to Makassar, aided by Bugis soldiers, and managed to destroy the strongholds of the Sultanate of Gowa. The Treaty of Bongaja was signed in 1667 between Sultan Hasanudin of Gowa and the Dutch East India Company (VOC) which meant that all traders from Gowa had to apply for licences in order to do business in regions controlled by the VOC. Speelman became Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies between 1681 and his death in 1684. A few library copies found in Germany, one at Cornell and one in the Netherlands. We don't know if this edition was issued with a map. The original Dutch edition doesn't have any map but a few library copies of the German edition have a map, others not. Not in Cordier. Landwehr VOC 238. See Howgego p. 987 (for Speelman).
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Keywords: Indonesia, macassar, makassar, east india, east india company, indonesia, batavia, jakarta, travel, exploration, sulawesi, Ujung Pandang, commerce, trade

 
ST. JOHN, SPENCER:
Life in the Forests of the Far East; or Travels in Northern Borneo. Two volumes. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1863.
. Pp. xvi, 406, (2); x, 424. With 3 folding maps and 16 coloured lithographs (of which 4 hand coloured botanical plates). Volume one partly with some water staining (one plate stained and another with minor stain). One map with light waterstain and one small tear at fold. Volume two clean and fine, mostly unopened. Publisher's green cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, slightly rubbed. Old inscription ("Tumaru Book Club") on title page of second volume. Second, revised and enlarged edition (first 1862) of this well written and beautiful illustrated travel account. Spencer St. John (1825-1910) was appointed private secretary to Sir James Brooke in 1848, who was at the time commissioner and governor of Labuan. For a few years he acted temporarily as commissioner for Brooke and in 1856 he became British Consul in Brunei. St. John explored the country extensively and travelled to remote areas. He made two ascents of the famous Mount Kinabalu with Hugh Low. One of the peaks of Mount Kinabalu, St. John's Peak is named in his honour. This account is based on his own observations as well as by other travellers' experiences. Casey Wood p. 548.
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Keywords: Indonesia, borneo, indonesia, indonesian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration

 
TISSANDIER, ALBERT:
Cambodge et Java. Ruines khmères et javanaises 1893-1894. Paris, E. Masson, éditeur, 1896.
. Large 4to. Pp. vi, 160. With one map and 30 phototype plates and many woodcut illustrations in the text. Original colour printed wrappers bound in fine half morocco, spine gilt with five raised bands and title printed in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt u.e. Inscribed by the author. First edition of this attractive and interesting account of the ancient sites of Cambodia and Java by Albert Tissandier (1839-1906), a French architect, illustrator and baloonist. Cordier BI 2705.
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Keywords: Indonesia, asia, asiatica, asie, asien, orient, east, south east asia, far east, indochine, cambodia, java, indochina, indo-china, indonesia

 DE WIT, AUGUSTA:, Java Facts and Fancies. London, Chapman & Hall, 1905.
DE WIT, AUGUSTA:
Java Facts and Fancies. London, Chapman & Hall, 1905.
. Pp. (vi), 332. With 160 illustrations, mainly made from photographs, of which many full-page. Publisher's cloth gilt, upper edges gilt, recased. First published as a series of articles in Singapore Strait Times in 1898. De Wit was born in Sumatra, spent her early childhood in the Dutch Indies, and later educated in Europe. She returned to Batavia in 1894 to teach at a girl's school and later started to work as a correspondent for Singapore Strait Times. A narrative mainly based on the author's stay in Batavia and its surroundings. She vividly describes every day life of the natives, customs and ceremonies.
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Keywords: Indonesia, java, javanese, indonesia, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, far east, east, travel, voyages, exploration, lady traveller,

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