A walk through Java

Dudok de Wit, Leonard Corneille Herinneringen, ontleend aan reizen te water, te voet, te paard en per spoor. Amsterdam Niet in den handl [privately published] 1881
First edition, 4to (30 x 21 cm), pp.44, 17 lithograph plates, 1 in colour, folding map. A very good copy bound in cloth-backed boards. A little spotting, two leaves of plates browned.
See Bastin & Brommer n.648.

Dudok de Wit (1843 - 1913), better known as Kees de Tippelaar, was a wealthy eccentric who made a number of long distance walks on which he often collected ethnographic objects. This scarce privately-published collection of plates includes itineraries of his walks through East and Central Java, the Moluccas, Sulawesi, and elsewhere, in the 1860's, accompanied by lithograph plates after photographs.