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Creator:
Linschoten, Jan Huygen van, 1563-1611.
Title:
Iohn Huighen van Linschoten, his Discours of Voyages into ye Easte & West Indies : deuided into foure Bookes.
Alternate Title(s):
Iohn Hvighen van Linschoten, his Discours of Voyages into ye Easte & West Indies
John Huighen van Linschoten, his Discours of Voyages into ye Easte & West Indies
Discours of voyages into ye Easte & West Indies
Itinerario, voyage ofte schipvaert van Jan Huygen van Linschoten naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien. English
Published/Created:
[London] : Printed at London by [John Windet for] Iohn Wolfe, printer to ye Honorable Cittie of London, [1598]
Physical Description:
[10], 197, [4], 198-259 [i.e. 295], [3], 307-462 p., [23] folded leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 30 cm (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS411.1 .L57 1598+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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View a selection of digital images in the Beinecke Library's Digital Images Online database (Taylor 216A)
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN 1976 +273: Imperfect: all maps and 2 plates ("The island of St. Helena ..." and "The true description and scituation ...") wanting. This copy has the port. (bound as front.) with French caption, plates 1-5, 7-32, 35 of the Dutch edition of 1596 (cf. Church, E.D. Catalogue, no. 252). The plates have no printed text on their verso. This copy has a marginal note at p. 141, referring to I. Newberry. Frontispiece mounted.
BEIN Z3 017: The plates have no printed text on verso. Marginal note at p. 141 referring to I. Newberry. Frontispiece mounted. Plates 25 & 28 slightly bled. One plate partially hand-colored. With: map (which properly belongs to the Latin edition of 1599) "Orbis terrarum typus de integro multis in locis emendatus / auctore Petro Plancio. 1594" (28 x 56 cm., on sheet 45 x 58 cm., folded to 25 x 16 cm.) bound in before p. 1 (second count); map (which properly belongs to the Dutch edition of 1596) "Exacta & accurata delineatio cùm orarum maritimarum ..." (38 x 51 cm., on sheet 42 x 53 cm., folded to 25 x 15 cm.) bound in following p. 32; map (which properly belongs to the Dutch edition of 1596) "Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra promontorium Bonae Spei ... (38 x 51 cm., on sheet 42 x 53 cm., folded to 26 x 15 cm.) bound in following t.p. of the second book; map (which properly belongs to the Dutch edition of 1596) "Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae, dictae Peruvianae, à R. de la Plata, Brasiliam, Pariam, & Castellam ..." (38 x 54 cm., on sheet 41 x 55 cm., folded to 26 x 15 cm.) bound in following p. 216; map (which properly belongs to the Dutch edition of 1596) "Deliniantur in hac tabula ..." (38 x 52 cm., on sheet 42 x 54 cm., folded to 26 x 15 cm.) bound in following t.p. of book three; map "Delineatio orarum maritimarum ..." (38 x 53 cm., on sheet 42 x 56 cm., folded to 26 x 15 cm.) bound in following p. 316; port., plates 1-34, 36 of the Dutch edition of 1596 (cf. Church, E.D. Catalgoue, no. 252), and plate "The discription of the islandes and castle of Mozambique ..." of the English edition of 1598 (cf. Church, no. 321).
Taylor 216A: Additional map of southern Africa and Madagascar, "Printed in London by Iohn Wolfe, Grauen by William Rogers," (33 x43 cm., on sheet 36 x 44 cm., folded to 29 x 15 cm.) bound in following t.p. of second book. Ms. marginal notes. Ms. notes on rear free endpapers. Armorial binding of Henry Percy Northumberland. Bookplate of the Earl of Egremont (Charles Wyndham Egremont). Maps: [1] Typus orbis terrarum (25 x 49 cm., on sheet 36 x 50 cm., folded to 28 x 15 cm.) bound in before p. 1 (second count). [2] Delineatio orarum maritimarum ... (37 x 52 cm., on sheet 40 x 54 cm., folded to 29 x 16 cm.) bound in following p. 10 (second count). [3] Deliniatur in hac tabula ... (37 x 51 cm., on sheet 41 x 53 cm., folded to 29 x 15 cm.) bound in following p. 10 (second count). [4] Exacta & accurate delineatio cùm orarum maritimarum ... (37 x 50 cm., on sheet 40 x 51 cm., folded to 29 x 15 cm.) bound in following p. 32 (second count). [5] Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra promontorium Bonae Spei ... (38 x 50 cm., on sheet 42 x 52 cm., folded to 29 x 15 cm.) bound in following p. 170. [6] Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis ( ) bound in following p. 216. [7] Discripsion of Aegipt from Cair downeward (29 x 43 cm., on sheet 31 x 44 cm., folded to 28 x 16 cm.) bound in following p. 214. [8] Insulae Moluccae ... (37 x 53 cm., on sheet 40 x 55 cm., folded to 29 x 15 cm.) bound in following p. 328.
The title page is engraved and signed: Willms Rogers ciuis Londinensis inuentor et sculptor.
Books 2-4 have special title-pages.
Translated from the Dutch by W. Phillip, whose initials appear on the title-pages of books 2-4.
Printer's name from STC.
The maps are engraved by Robert Beckit; the title page and remaining plates are by William Rogers.
Signatures: pi1[=2Q8?] A⁴ B-Q⁶ R⁸ *S² S-2A⁶ 2B-2C⁴ 2D-2P⁶ 2Q⁸(-2Q8).
ESTC S111823
STC 15691
Church, E.D. Discovery, 321
"The second booke. The true and perfect description of the whole coast of Guinea, Manicongo, Angola, Monomotapa ...", "The thirde booke. The nauigation of the Portingales into the East Indies ...", and "The fourth booke. A most true and certaine extract and summarie of all the rents, demaines, tolles .. of the King of Spaine ..." each have separate title page dated 1598 and stating "[Translated] ... out of Dutch into English by W.P." (i.e. William Phillip); pagination and register are continuous.
Contains maps: [1] Typus orbis terrarum. [1570. Scale ca. 1:85,000,000]. [2] Deliniatur in hac tabula, Orae maritimae Abexiae, freti Mecani al Maris Rubri Arabiae ... [1596. Scale ca. 1:13,500,000]. [3] Delineatio orarum maritimarum, terrae vulgo indigitatae terra do Natal item Sofalae, Mozambicae & Melindae, insulaeq[ue] sancti Laurentij ... 1598. [Scale ca. 1:13,500,000]. [4] Exacta & accurata delineatio cùm orarum maritimarum tùm etiam locorum terrestrium quae in regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboia sive Champa, Syao, Malacca, Arracan & Pegu ... 1598. [Scale ca. 1:13,500,000]. [5] Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra promontorium Bonae Spei ... [1596? Scale ca. 1:13,000,000]. [6] Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae, dictae Peruvianae, à R. de la Plata, Brasiliam, Pariam, & Castellam ... [ca. 1596. Scale ca. 1:19,000,000]. [7] Discripsion of Aegipt from Cair downeward. [1598? Scale ca. 1:14,000,000]. [8] Insulae Moluccae ... [ca. 1598. Scale ca. 1:15,000,000].
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary (?) calf. Autograph: Thomas Aldersey. With 10 folded maps and 3 folded plates.
Exhibition History:
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Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27)

Subject Terms:
Aldersey, Thomas -- Autograph.
Egremont, Charles Wyndham, Earl of, 1710-1763 -- Bookplate.
Meagher, James -- Ownership.
Northumberland, Henry Percy, Earl of, 1564-1632 -- Binding.
Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 17th century.
Armorial bindings (Binding)
Hand-colored illustrations.
Maps in books.
Engravings -- 1598.
Wood engravings -- 1598.
Contributors:
Beckit, Robert, engraver.
Phillip, William.
Rogers, William, approximately 1545- engraver.
Windet, John, -1610, printer.
Wolfe, John, -1601, printer.
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