BOELEN, JACOBUS.
Lot 3116
BOELEN, JACOBUS.
Sold for US$ 1,952 inc. premium
Lot Details
BOELEN, JACOBUS.
Reize naar de Oost-en Westkust van Zuid-Americka en, van daar, naar de Sandwichs-en Philippijnsche Eilanden, China enz, gedaan, in de jaren 1826, 1827, 1828 en 1829. Met het koopvaardischip Wilhelmina en Maria. Amsterdam: Ten Brink & De Vries, 1835 [-1836.] 3 volumes. Engraved title-pages. Half-titles. 4 folding engraved maps or charts, 4 lithographed views (2 folding), 6 hand-colored engraved costume plates. 8vo. Modern quarter morocco over period boards, with older lettering-pieces laid down. Very occasional spotting including to one folding view, near fine.

First edition of this Dutch circumnavigation, written from a mercantile perspective. "This voyage is interesting in that although the ship was a part of the Dutch Navy, its primary reason for visiting the Hawaiian Islands was to engage in the sandalwood trade" (Forbes). Forbes 926; Hill p 357; Sabin 6116.
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