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New York: Harper, 1853. of California and Australia, the South Sea Islands, Java, &c. 624pp. Small 8vo, original brown cloth, cloth lightly soiled, spine sunned, corners lightly bumped and very lightly worn, many pages with light foxing, some pages with light dampstaining, mostly to margins. New York: Harper, 1853. First American Edition. Author travelled round the world from 1849 to 1852. Internally, a tight bright copy.
Leiden: Van der Aa, Pierre, 1730. Map. Copper plate engraving of the Island of Java. Image measures 10.5" x 6.25". Beautiful dark impression. North is oriented to the right of the page. Includes Bali and part of Sumatra. Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher, editor and bookseller based in Leiden, Netherlands. He started his own publishing and auction house at the age of 21 and went on to produce thousands of maps. Van der Aa is credited...