In September 2017, Leiden University will open the Asian Library to house its extensive and world-renowned Asian collections. This includes the largest collection on Indonesia worldwide and some of the foremost collections on South and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and Korea. Voyage of Discovery contains more than twenty essays by academics, curators, and authors on their experiences with the Leiden collections. Richly illustrated and showcasing twenty-five treasures from the Asian Library, such as unique manuscripts and rare maps, this book offers a beautiful look inside the Asian Library.
Norbert Peeters – Pliny of the Indies: Rediscovering Georg Rumphius’ Ambonese Herbal.