6092. First European novel about the Manchu conquest

HAEGDOORN (HAGDORN), CHRIST(IAN) W(ILHELM). Eyquan, of Groote Mogol, waer in sijn Chinesische en Indische staets, krijgs, en liefdens geschiednissen. Amsterdam (Jacob van Meurs) 1671.

8:o (about 186x110 mm.). (12), 1-669, (1 blank, lacks last blank leaf) pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait (the author), extra engraved title, 32 engraved plates (all).
Contemporary brown full calf, somewhat worn, gilt edges of covers, slightly faded richly gilt spine in six compartments, lacks spine label, redspeckled edges. Some marginal dampstaining.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1574.
Dutch edition of the first European novel about the Manchu conquest of China, translated from the German first edition, published by Jacob van Meurs in 1670, with illustrations from the same copper-plates.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).