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Pontanus, Isaac

Pontanus, Isaac

Historische beschrijvinghe ....Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1614 (Tiele, NL bibliographie nr 877). Quarto, contemporary vellum. Three books in one volume, pagination continuous. Title page with printers mark; last page with the same. Six folding maps, one folding plate (Beurs van Amsterdam), 42 text engravings, 8 maps in the text. Complete.

First edition in Dutch of the highly important history of Amsterdam. The first part is dedicated to the history, the second part to the early voyages by the Dutch and the last part to the government and (past) governors of Amsterdam. Of special interest are the text of the voyage by the Houtman with details not published before and the Hondius map of the Septentrionale.

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