Journael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinge van de Oost-Indische reyse
Willem Ysbrantsz Bontekoe.. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1648
One of the most compelling and entertaining travel accounts of Dutch literature. Bontekoe details his eventful 8-year voyage to the East Indies. The vivid description of his ship accidently exploding in the Sunda Strait, killing almost a third of the crew, no doubt made a huge impression on his readers.
With 2 title-pages, both with large woodcut title vignette with two ships on both titles, and double-page engraved plate with 6 views of the ship at fire and in a storm, the islands St. Mary, Samatra and Princes eyland, and an image of flying fishes