Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 384

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
VRIES, SIMON de. Curieuse aenmerckingen der bysonderste Oost- en West-Indische verwonderens-waerdige dingen; nevens die van China, Africa, en andere gewesten des werelds. 4 engraved frontispieces, 60 engraved plates, and 15 engraved maps by Sanson. Four volumes. 8vo, bound to style in later vellum, ink titles on the spines; some toning and foxing in the contents but generally nice, pastedowns have been separated from the front boards of volumes three and four. (JS) Utrecht: Johannes Ribbius, 1682

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first edition of this rare and important work focusing on the riches of the East and West Indies. The text includes numerous accounts of travel and exploration, as well as an article relating to the handover of New Netherlands to the English.