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Coyett - 't Verwaerloosde Formosa


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Antique map of Fort Zeelandia by Coyett
Cartographer

Frederic Coyett

First Published

Amsterdam, 1675

This edition

1675 first and only edition

Size

19.5 x 15 cms

Technique

Stock number

18941

Condition

excellent

Description

The first book dedicated to Taiwan. First and only edition. Detailing the conquest of Taiwan in 1662 by Zheng Chenggong (Western name Koxinga or Coxinga). It was China's first major victory over the West. Of utmost rarity. Worldcat only lists five examples in institutions worldwide.

't Verwaerloosde Formosa, of waerachtig verhael, hoedanigh door verwaerloosinge der Nederlanders in Oost-Indien, het eylant Formosa, van den Chinesen mandorijn, ende zeerover Coxinja, overrompelt, vermeestert, ende ontweldight is geworden.

Amsterdam, Jan Claesz. ten Hoorn, Michiel Pieters, 1675. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With an etched frontispiece including a map of Formosa and view of the Dutch fortress there, and 8 etched views on 7 plates. Modern vellum. [8], 45, [1 blank]; [2], 72; 38, [2 blank] pp.

First and only edition, in the original Dutch, of an essential primary source on the history of Formosa (Taiwan) during its occupation by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the years 1624-1662, and especially on its fall into Chinese hands in the latter year. Generally ascribed to the governor who "lost" Formosa, it defends his actions and harshly criticises the role of the VOC. The plates, well etched by Johannes van den Aveele and J. van Baden, show a temple interior, the Dutch fleet entering the bay, battle scenes on sea and land, the taking of fort Zeelandia, and two views on one plate showing Chinese atrocities against the Dutch. The last part, comprising 38 pages, provides the texts of 16 primary documents, 1646-1674.

Several leaves slightly browned, some occasional spots, but otherwise in very good condition.

Literature

Cordier, Sinica, col. 285; JFB V94; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 232; STCN 850652669; cf. Walravens, China Illustrata 108.


一本不可多得的关于郑成功的古籍

中国第一次对西方的胜利

卷首附有台湾地图和安平古堡的图片

揆一

英文:《被遗误的台湾》

阿姆斯特丹,荷兰,1675 年

第一版,仅有的一版

配有插图和图片

异常罕见

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原羊皮纸装订

揆一:《被遗误的台湾》

郑成功是如何打败荷兰夺回台湾的

揆一 (1615-1687),
出生于瑞典的贵族之家,是荷兰东印度公司在台湾的最后一位行政长官。

本书描绘了发生在1661年至1662年的郑荷之战以及郑成功如何击败荷兰并夺回台湾,其中还陈述了荷兰东印度公司的过失



Frederic Coyett (1615-post 1675)

Frederic Coyett (1615-post 1675) set off for Formosa in 1645 and was appointed governor of the island in 1656. Although a large VOC fleet had come to Formosa in 1660, it departed in 1661 leaving only a small garrison behind. In 1661 the Chinese pirate Coxinga took advantage of the weakened position to attack the settlement there, which capitulated on 1 February 1662 after a three-month siege. Coyett negotiated good terms for himself and the other survivors, but the Dutch accused him of high treason and banned him for life. The Stadtholder pardoned him in 1674 and he returned to the Netherlands, where he wrote the present book.