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Title: The Netherland Indies; A Jubilee Album issued to Commemmorate the Twenty-fifth Anniversasry of the Travellers Infomration Bureau of Netherland India, [1928-1933].
Description: Batavia, Travellers Information Bureau, 1933. 2Folio .orig. limp pictorial coloured wraps., upper-wrap. after a water-colour by G.P.Adolfs, lower outer-wrap. with a full-p. col. illustr. after a watercolour of a Bird of Paradise. (60)pp. of text & numerous coloured ills. & plates of which after paintings (by a.o.) F. van Bemmel, Le Mayeur de Merprès, H. van Velthuysen), incl. charming marginal coloured ills. and decorations, some margins printed in a variety of colouring (incl. batik-patterns), large folded coloured map (2 different maps recto/verso) with extensive legenda printed at tail of the general track-map(on recte)(:how to reach the Netherland Indies by various shipping-lines), verso of map depict. the most important Islands of the Archipelago with indications of shipping-lines, with legenda printed in upper right corner, last, unnumbered, leave supplies actual information on the Tourist Office itself, incl. a list of obtainable guides. A lavishly illustrated and beautiful piece of advertising-art, promoting foreign tourism to and in colonial Indonesia, by various means of transportation (all illustrated: planes, trains, ships). Illustrations also depicting steam-ships & interiors of a variety of unidentified ships of local and foreign shipping-companies, information is supplied on interesting locations to visit, indigenous customs & ceremonies, also a variety of races is depicted as Balinese (full-p. painting of a Balinese girl), Batak-women in their typical dress and head-dress, Wayang-play (Topèng, Wayang-wong, Wayang Kulit on Java), Flora and Fauna, Volcanoes, &c..&c..A fine to very fine copy. Rare. (name of previous owner in left corner inside upper wrap., tiny piece of spine gone at lower end, light crack in lower right corner of upper wrap.)

Keywords: tourism gedenkboek travel commemmoration travellers information bureau weltevreden colonialism indonesia southeast asia java promotion advertising bali sumatra borneo

Price: EUR 175.00 = appr. US$ 190.20 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 39771