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A L’ Empereur du Japon. Réponse des Hollandois aux Enquétes de Sicungodonne.

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Article ID ASN1055
Artist Dapper (1636-1689)
Olfert Dapper was a Dutch physician and writer. He wrote books about world history and geography, although he never travelled outside the Netherlands. In 1663 wrote a book on the history of Amsterdam. His Description of Africa (1668) is a key text for African studies. His book "is one of the most authoritative 17th century accounts on Africa published in German. Translations appeared in English, French, and German. Dapper never traveled to Africa but used reports by Jesuit missionaries and other (Dutch) explorers. Within a few years he published about China, India, Persia, Georgia, and Arabia. His books became well known in his own time. The fine plates include views of Algiers, Benin, Cairo, Cape Town, La Valetta, Marrakech, St. Helena, Tangier, Tripoli, Tunis, as well as, animals and plants.
Title A L’ Empereur du Japon. Réponse des Hollandois aux Enquétes de Sicungodonne.
Year ca. 1670
Description Representation of japanese emperor.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)28 x 16
ConditionSome folds, margin partly resored
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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