The Golden Window Of The East; Oriental Impressions

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byMilton Reed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... JAVA, THE ENCHANTED ISLE The isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.... And then in dreaming. The clouds, methought, would open, and shew riches Ready to drop upon me. Shakespeare. THE FAR-INDIES One who has not looked into the matter has no idea of the extent and value of the Dutch East Indies. Little Holland, a mere dot on the map of Europe, snugged behind the dikes, fighting for its very existence against the encroachments of the North Sea, is small indeed, when put in comparison with its vast insular possessions in the far-away Southern Pacific. The total area of the Dutch East Indies is 587,370 square miles; their population is 40,500,000. Of this multitude of yellow faces, the Island of Java is the home of some 35,000,000 people, while its area is 50,789 square miles. That is, its territory is about that of England, or a little more than the state of New York. The population is thus A comparison of the area of Java with that of others of the large islands on the globe is interesting. The area of all the British Isles is 84,098 square miles; of Cuba, 45,900, or nearly 3000 less than Java; of Newfoundland, 42,728; of Madagascar, 228,500; of the New Zealand Islands, 102,383. The island of New Guinea has an area of 298,160 square miles; about one-half of it belongs to Holland; Borneo has 288,136. In addition to these large islands in the Malayan Archipelago, Holland owns Celebes, the Moluccas, or Spice Islands, and many others of smaller size and less importance; also the large neighboring island of Sumatra. Surely this is a magnificent Oriental domain for the little Dutch fist to hold in subjection. The history of the Dutch conquest is a romance. It began with a commercial expedition from Amsterdam to Java in 1595. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... JAVA, THE ENCHANTED ISLE The isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.... And then in dream...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217627838

ISBN - 13:9780217627832

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