(Nieuw-Guinea) Mr. H.A.Lorenz, H.Colijn e.a. - Verslag van de Militaire Exploratie van Nederlandsch-Nieuw-Guinee 1907-1915 - 1920

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(Nieuw-Guinea) Mr. H.A.Lorenz, H.Colijn e.a. - Verslag van de Militaire Exploratie van Nederlandsch-Nieuw-Guinee 1907-1915 - 1920
Travels - Quantity: 1

Verslag van de Militaire Exploratie van Nederlandsch-Nieuw-Guinee 1907-1915. With 9 maps (2 of which are loose in 'pocket' in the back), 10 sketches and 160 photos. - Weltevreden, Landsdrukkerij, 1920. IV, 440 pp. - Bound in the original green linen publishing binder with gold-plated title on back and front cover (26 x 18 cm.).
Condition: hinge in the back might be slightly weak; otherwise in good condition.

* Between 1907 and 1915, the Dutch East Indian Governorate organized a number of expeditions to map parts of New Guinea that had not yet been mapped (well). Most of this was in the Dutch East Indian army, but private scientists were also involved. Participants included Captain Hendrik Colijn (the later Prime Minister, Mr. H. A. Lorenz (was the first to climb the Carstens Mountains, and wrote the book 'Black Men, White Mountains'), Captain F.J.P. Sachse from the Moluccas, the Captain of the Topographic Service A. Franssen Herderschee, etc. - not to mention a large contingent of forced laborers and Batak and Toradjase carriers (who were, among other things, responsible for the transport of the photo equipment and associated glass plates).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Travels
Author/ Illustrator
(Nieuw-Guinea) Mr. H.A.Lorenz, H.Colijn e.a.
Book Title
Verslag van de Militaire Exploratie van Nederlandsch-Nieuw-Guinee 1907-1915
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1920
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Dutch
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Dimensions
26×18 cm
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