Rouen: Caillous, Pierre, 1725. Hardcover. Account of Dutch exploration and the search for the best sea route to the East Indies, including early expeditions in northeastern Europe, wintering over in Nova Zembla (Arctic Ocean), the first voyage to the east around the Cape of Good Hope, and the formation of the East India Company.
Volume III, with 14 engravings, maps & prints; including Singapore, the Straits of Magellan, Sri Lanka, Borneo & Malacca.
Small 8vo, frontispiece (2)pp, 484pp, (14) & 14 maps & prints, all edges red. Period half sheep & speckled boards, red title label, gilt decorated spine. Paper at front board slightly scratched, nevertheless, an elegantly bound copy, with bright, clean plates. OCLC: 28699721. Very good. Item #8332