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Japan Montanus, Arnoldus (i.e. A. van den Berg) The memorable legates of the East Indian Society in the United Netherlands, sent to different keyser of Japan: Inside you will find not only the strange funerals on the road of the Dutch legates, but also a description of the villages, fortresses, towns ... costumes, houses, animals, plants ... and other war deeds of the Japanese. With engraved illustrated title, 22 (of 25) partly folded several times. Copper plates and 70 text coppers. Amsterdam, Meurs, 1670. 3 sheets, 443 p., 4 sheets Kl.-Folio. (Inconspicuously restored) ed. of the present with rich verse verge and (overpainted) cover vignette, dated 1723 on the back. First German edition (previously Dutch 1669: "Gedenkwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy"). - Landwehr, VOC 523. - Cordier, BJ 384. - Old Japan Cat. 1051. - Hadamitzky/Kocks 409. - Lipperheide 1552. - One of the best European sources about Japan, richly illustrated. Treats geography, history, economy, culture, religion, flora and fauna, and much more. - With plans and views of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagasaki etc. - Missing 3 (insignificant) copper: Daibot's Idol House, burials and fire at Jedo. Last sheet somewhat browned, endpapers and mirror with small worm traces, otherwise very clean, well preserved copy, the copper in strong impressions. First German edition. Contemp. leather with rich spine gilding and (overpainted) cover vignette, dated 1723 on the reverse. One of the best European sources about Japan, richly illustrated. Covers geography, history, economy, culture, religion, flora and fauna and much more. - With plans and views of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagasaki etc. With engraved illustrated title, 22 (of 25) partly folded several times copper plates and 70 text coppers. Missing 3 (insignificant) coppers: Daibot's idol house, burials and fire at Jedo. Last sheet somewhat browned, endpapers and mirror with small worm traces, otherwise ver

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