The History of Java (First Edition) by Thomas Stamford Raffles

Written by Thomas Stamford Raffles, The History of Java was published in London in 1817 to critical acclaim, covering a whole range of topics from Javanese ethics, literature, poetry, music and musical instruments, drama, games of skill and methods of hunting, population, natural history, religious antiquities and military system. The ten hand coloured aquatints in this First Edition are by William Daniell, the accomplished English landscape artist and engraver, illustrating Javanese life and costume.

Artist Name
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Date/Period
1817
Region
London
Dimension
Object size: Please refer to individual measurement
Accession No.
2014-00250
Material
Contemporary full red morocco, gilt tooled design to boards, gilt tooling and titles to panelled spines, marbled endpapers.
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Rare Books