HAAFNER, JACOB, - Reize in eenen palanquin: of lotgevallen en merkwaardige aanteekeningen op eene reize langs de kuste - 1808/1827

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HAAFNER, JACOB, - Reize in eenen palanquin: of lotgevallen en merkwaardige aanteekeningen op eene reize langs de kuste - 1808/1827
Colonial history, Illustrated - Quantity: 2

Reize in eenen palanquin: of lotgevallen en merkwaardige aanteekeningen op eene reize langs de kusten Orixa en Choromandel.

in two non-uniform volumes with different type, hardcover covered with different paper from the time.
part 1. second edition, published in Amsterdam by G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1827, with 4 beautiful etchings of which 3 are hand-coloured and 1 folding. 260 pp. 190 × 115 mm.
part 2. first edition, published in Amsterdam by Johannes Allart, 1808, with 3 beautiful etchings, of which 1 is hand-coloured. 514 pp. 220 × 130 mm.
Highly sought after and rare, because of the content and the beautiful etchings.

Jacob Gottfried Haafner (Halle, 13 May 1754 - Amsterdam, 4 September 1809) was a German-Dutch travel writer. Haafner wrote five travel stories about his life and travels in South Africa, Dutch India and Ceylon. He detested Western colonialism, the mission and slavery. Upon his return he wrote the first global treatise against colonialism and mission. He had an excellent knowledge of Indian languages, especially Tamil, as well as Hindi and Bengali, and some elementary Sanskrit.
From 1806 onwards his travel stories appeared, with the ‘Lotgevallen op eene reize van Madras over Tranquebaar naar het eiland Ceilon’ as the first publication. He was instantly successful. Haafner praises abundantly the Sultan of Mysore, Hydar Ali, who shook the power of the English in India in those years.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Colonial history, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
HAAFNER, JACOB,
Book Title
Reize in eenen palanquin: of lotgevallen en merkwaardige aanteekeningen op eene reize langs de kuste
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1808
Publication year youngest item
1827
Edition
Multiple Books / Editions
Language
Dutch
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Hardback
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