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Book Description

12mo, 11cm,[12],299,[16] p., engraved title & one engraved plate. 18th c. card covers, red morocco label. Small ink shelf number to spine & old inst. ownership stamp to upper pastedown. Written by director of the Dutch West Indies Company, Johannes de Laet, this tiny pocket history and description of India describes topography, architecture, political system, indigenous inhabitants, monetary system, the monarchy and military and historyin the context of the Mughal empire. A very good copy (light stains to one signature and to four other leaves).
Author De Laet, Joannes. De Imperio Magni Mogolis Sive India Vera Commentarius....
Date 1631.
Publisher Lvgdvni Batavorvm i.e. Leiden:Ex Officina Elzeviriana,

Price: £140.00

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