NIEUHOFF, JOHANNES Legationio Batavica ad Magnum Tartariae Chamum Sungteium Sinae Imperatorem. Amsterdam: Jan van Meurs, 166...
Amsterdam: Jan van Meurs, 1668. First Latin edition. Two parts in one. Modern cloth. 12 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches (31 x 20 cm); with frontispiece, 2 portraits, folding map, and 35 plates, numerous engravings within the text, [iv], 184; 172,  pp. Explorers Club bookplate to pastedown, somewhat shaken, short tape repair to verso of title, ink numerals to first leaf, old dampstain towards middle of volume affecting some plates, some spotting and soiling to first leaves.
This is the Latin edition of Niuhoff's description of the Dutch East-India Company's attempted embassy to China (a Dutch edition was published earlier). The work features marvelous plates and this copy is complete with the portrait of Colbert not found in all copies.
C The Explorers Club Collection
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