- Manuscript owner's entry of A. Stam, S. Ord. Praedicator, 1684 on fly-leaves and many carefully written annots. and corrections in Dutch and Latin in the same hand in the margins throughout, often quite critical and condemning. Occas. sl. browned. Very nice set.
= Rare complete set. Sabin 19854; Tiele 260; Cat. NHSM p.240; Muller 1565: "Contains a vast amount of most interesting particulars, historical, geographical, linguistic etc. on the manners and customs, on the private life etc., the whole illustrated by (...) curious plates." Much enlarged adaptation of Erasmus Franciscus, Neu polirter Geschichts- Kunst- u. Sitten-Spiegel ausländischer Völker, als: Sineser, Japaner, Indostaner, Abyssinier (Nürnberg, 1670) and Idem, Guinesischer u. Americanischer Blumenbusch (Nürnberg, 1669). For the remarkable plates by Romeyn de Hooghe, Landwehr, R. de H. as bookill. 58: "The illustrations by R. de H. belong to the most interesting of his oeuvre."