Koxinga vs. the Dutch on Formosa: a book from 1675

cover to book on the Dutch and KoxingaThis title doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue: ‘t Verwaerloosde Formosa, of waerachtig verhael, hoedanigh door verwaerloosinge der Nederlanders in Oost-Indien, het eylant Formosa, van den Chinesen mandorijn, ende zeeroover Coxinja, overrompelt, vermeestert, ende ontweldight is geworden….

So Camphor Press probably won’t be reprinting it a new English edition. But even so — and even if you don’t know Dutch — that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the illustrations — some more fanciful than others. Here’s the whole book (20 MB PDF), if you’d like to take a look.

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