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Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s ‘Itinerario’ was first published in 1595 and had an immediate impact. This edition was translated by William Phillip. It was the source of information of the East and West Indies for many years. “It was held in such high esteem that for nearly a century a copy was given to each ship proceeding to India for use as a guide to the sailing directions” (Wardington). The English edition was to include a new series of plates engraved by William Rogers, Robert Beckitt and Renold Elstracke. Some examples however do include plates from the Dutch edition. This example includes 11 plates in English, the world map is from the Dutch edition (Shirley 169). Provenance: engraved armorial bookplate of the Dukes of Leeds; James Comly McCoy, bookplate by Eric Gill (on chemise, probably a spurious provenance); Charles W. Traylen, Guildford, Surrey 1968, sold to Lord Wardington for £2,500. Alden 1:242; Sabin 41374; STC 15691.
LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van

His Discours of Voyages into ye Easte and West Indies

London, 1598
RARE ENGLISH EDITION. Folio (290 x 185 mm.), 4 parts in 1, early gilt and blind panelled calf with corner thistle design, with central gilt lozenge, rebacked retaining original spine, with gilt in compartments. With modern folding chemise and morocco slipcase. With engraved title, 3 letterpress divisional title with engraved cartographic vignettes, 12 folding copperplate engraved maps, 4 woodcut maps in the text, world map cut close as often the case, some minor tear repairs and reinforcement at the folds
Stock number: 7551


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