# 16522

Almanak en naamregister voor Nederlandsch-Indië, voor het jaar 1855.

Batavia : Ter Lands-Drukkerij, 1854. Octavo, bound in recent marbled papered boards, upper board with blue calf title label with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 3-86 (i.e. lacking the front wrapper), [1] folding table, [1] contents page; internally clean, a good copy.

A mid-nineteenth century Batavia imprint.

The Almanak en naamregister voor Nederlandsch-Indië was published annually in Batavia between 1817 and 1863, after which it continued as Regeeringsalmanak voor Nederlandsch-Indië until 1942. The edition for 1855 contains the following: Islamic calendar; Old Javanese and New Javanese calendars; Chinese calendar; geographical co-ordinates of principal locations in the Netherlands Indies; price list of maritime charts of the archipelago; meteorological statistics; list of recorded earthquakes in Java from 1586 to 1852; height above sea level of principal locations in the archipelago; detailed chronology of significant events in the history of European discovery and settlement of the archipelago; birthdays of members of the Dutch royal family; complete list of Governors-General and Commissars-General of the Netherlands Indies from 1610 to the present; and a folding table explaining postal services and postage rates throughout the archipelago.