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.