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Baldaeus, Philip A True and Exact Description of the most celebrated East-India Coasts of Malabar and Coromandel; as also of the Isle of Ceylon: With all the adjacent kingdoms, principalities, provinces, cities, chief harbours, structures, pagan temples, products, and living creatures: The manners, habits, oeconomies and ceremonies of the inhabitants. As likewise the most remarkable warlike exploits, sieges, sea and field-engagements betwixt the Portuguese and Dutch; with their traffick and commerce. The whole adorned with new maps and draughts of the chief cities, forts, habits, living creatures, fruits, &c. of the product of the Indies, drawn to the life, and cut in copper plates. Also a most circumstantial and compleat account of the idolatry of the pagans in the East-Indies, the Malabars, Benjans, Gentives, Brahmans, &c. Taken partly from their own Vedam, or law-book, and authentick manuscripts; partly from frequent conversation with their priests and divines: With the draughts of their idols, done after their originals. London [John Churchill] [1732]
Second edition in English, from volume III of A. & J. Churchill's Collection of Voyages and Travels, folio, 35 x 21.5 cm., engraved title, frontispiece portrait of the author, title, pp.(503)-822, [16, index], 33 (of 34) folding plates, maps & plans, (lacking only an audience of the King of Kandy), two portraits, 53 text illustrations. Signatures are 6M–9Z1. The letterpress title (p.[501]) has signature mark 6M at foot, and 'Vol. III.' Preface begins on p.503. An excellent copy bound in full contemporary speckled calf, neatly re-cased. Lacking only the plate of the audience with the King of Kandy.
Mitter p.57; Landwehr 260 (556)