ALEXANDER, H.T. African tightrope. My two years as Nkrumah's chief of staff. London, Pall Mall Press, (1965). Cloth, with dust-jacket. XII,152 pp. - Alexander became the first professional British soldier to serve the head of an independent African state: Ghana. [Boeknr.: 27284 ]

€ 30,00

BARBOT, Jean. Barbot on Guinea. The writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678-1712. Edited by P.R.H. Hair, A. Jones and R. Law. General editor P.E.H. Hair. London, 1992. 2 volumes. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With map and 57 plates. CXXV,VII,916 pp. Hakluyt Society , 2nd series, 175-176. - Jean Barbot served as a commercial agent on French slave-trading voyages to West Africa in 1678-79 and 1681-82. [Boeknr.: 20550 ]

€ 65,00

BENEZET, Anthony. Some historical account of Guinea, its situation, produce, and the general disposition of its inhabitants. With an inquiry into the rise and progress of the slave trade, its nature, and lamentable effects. New edition. London, J. Phillips, 1788.Original boards (sl rubbed). With woodcut title vignette. XV,131,(1) pp. First published in Philadelphia in 1771. - Contains an inquiry into the rise and progress of the West-African slave trade, 1442 to 1771, including a general account of Guinea, the Ivory-, Gold- and Slave-Coast, Benin, Kongo and Angola and chapters on the slave-trade by the Portuguese and English, and chapters on the treatment of the slaves in the North American colonies and in the West Indies. Benezet (1713-1784), a French-born Quaker and Philadelphia resident, was one of the chief early anti-slave trade agitators in the New World, his views influenced those of English abolitionists William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson. An important, very early, American antislavery work.Cardinall 377; Sabin 4689, Ragatz p.479; Hogg 1734; Work p.257; Afro-Americana 1084. [Boeknr.: 11460 ]

€ 495,00

BOSMAN, Willem. A new and accurate description of the coast of Guinea, divided into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts. Containing a geographical, political and natural history of the kingdoms and countries: With a particular account of the rise, progress, and present condition of all the European settlements upon that coast; and the just measures for improving the several branches of the Guinea trade. 2nd edition. London, James Knapton, a.o., 1721.Contemporary mottled calf, with red morocco title-label to spine (extremities of spine sl. dam.). With folding engraved map of Guinea and 7 engraved plates. (8),456,(16) pp. Second English edition, first published in Dutch in 1704. - Willem Bosman (1672 - ?), employee of the Dutch West India Company (WIC) and chief Dutch factor at the castle of Elmina, wrote the first authoritative and detailed account of the West Coast of Africa, during a 14 years' residence there. It is the chief source for the knowledge of the Dutch slave-trade during the second half of the 17th century. It also gives an interesting picture of international rivalry, current trade, and the wretched depraved existence of the European factors stationed permanently on the coast. The book is written in the form of letters to a friend. The last two letters are written by other authors. The first is written by David van Nyendael containing a description of Rio Formosa, or Benin. The second is written by Jan Snoek giving a description of the Tooth and Grain Coast. The fine plates depict the trade-settlements on the West African coast. 'Usually recognised as the standard work concerning the Gold Coast of this period' (Cardinall 256). - Fine. Cf. Tiele 174; Cf. Cat. NHSM I, p. 204; Paulitschke 894: 'Sehr wichtiges Reisewerk'; Gay 2808; Work p.6; Hogg 144b. [Boeknr.: 1527 ]

€ 1850,00

COYMANS, Isaac. Sententie gepronuncieert den 25. Januarij 1662, tot Amsterdam, tegens Isaac Coeymans, koopman en burger der selver stadt. Rotterdam, Floris Willemsen, 1662. 4to. (8) pp. Isaac Coymans (ca. 1620-after 1667), also written as Coeymans, Coeimans or Koeimans, belonged to a wealthy Amsterdam merchant family. He served for the Dutch West India Company as bookkeeper and merchant on the Goldcoast. He returned to Holland in 1649 to start a slave business on his own account. After the discovery of secret correspondence with Joost Kramer, commander of the Danish African Company in Fort Cabo Cors, Coymans was accused of having incited Kramer against the Company. Coymans wrote to Kramer that the Company planned an attack on him and that he had heard that the Company planned to murder the head of the 'Swarten' ('Blacks') named 'Jan Klaesz'. He suggested Kramer to attack Fort Nassau with the help of the blacks. Coymans was arrested and sentenced to six years imprisonment, lifelong banishment from the Netherlands and the areas covered by the charter of the Company, and a fine of 20 thousand carolus guilders and the costs of his trial and imprisonment. Isaac's son Balthasar acquired an assiento in 1685, though for a few years only. Remarkable notorious trial from March 25th, 1660 till January 24th, 1662. One of the few 17th century books on Dutch Guinea. - (Browned). - Rare.Knuttel 8644; Muller, America, 2292; Asher 315. [Boeknr.: 35377 ]

€ 295,00

CROW, A.T. The rocks of the Sekondi series of the Gold Coast. Published under the authority of the Government of the Gold Coast. Cardiff, William Lewis, 1952. Half cloth. With photographic illustrations and coloured maps. 68 pp. - (Gold Coast Geological Survey). [Boeknr.: 26995 ]

€ 25,00

CRUICKSHANK, Brodie. Achttien jaren aan de Goudkust. Uit het Engelsch vertaald en met eene inleiding vermeerderd door D.P.H.J. Weijtingh. Amsterdam, Weijtingh & Van der Haart, 1855.2 volumes in 1. Later half leather. With large folding lithographed view of Elmina by W. Bartels. XVI,251; XIV,208 pp. Dutch translation of Eighteen years on the Gold Coast of Africa, including an account of the native tribes and their intercourse with Europeans. London 1853. - This Dutch edition has an introduction by D.P.H.J. Weijtingh, dealing with the history of the Dutch possessions on the coast. 'Cruikshank served in the area from 1834-1854 and was a member of the first Legislative Council of the Gold Coast, as well as the first Collector-General of the colony. The work offers insight into the judicial system, music, religion, dance, and social customs of the native people' (From the preface by K. A. Busia of the reprint of 1966 ). Cat. NHSM I, p.205; Gay 2865 (English ed.); Hess & Coger 6372 (English ed.); Cardinall 518 (English ed.); not in Tiele. [Boeknr.: 10188 ]

€ 375,00

DALZEL, Archibald. The history of Dahomey, an inland kingdom of Africa; compiled from authentic memoirs; with an introduction and notes. London, T. Spilsbury and Son, 1793.4to. Later half calf, spine gilt. With folding engraved map after R. Norris, and 6 engraved plates by Chesham (one partly cut short and tipped in). XXXII,XXVI,(4),230 pp. First edition. - Dalzel was the former governor at Whydah (now Quida, Benin), West-Africa, and at time of publication of the present work, governor at Cape-Coast-Castle. His official position enabled him opportunities of obtaining valuable and accurate information. Parts of the history are compiled from i.a. the memoirs of Robert Norris, who spent eighteen years in the African trade, and from the communications of Lionel Abson, Dalzel's successor as British governor at Whydah. 'His History was both a historical compilation and propaganda against the abolition of the slave trade. He argued that the slave trade saved African victims from human sacrifice and slaughter' (The Paolo Bianchi Collection 102). The plates are showing scenes with armed women with the King at their head going to war, a public procession of the King's women, victims for sacrifice, etc. - (Occasionally sl. foxed; small library stamp on title-page).Cardinall 396; Hogg 170; Work p.8. [Boeknr.: 11910 ]

€ 1950,00

DIXCOVE. - Vüe du fort de Dickscove, tirée de Smith. Zuid-gezigt van't Engelsse Fort te Dixkove, getrokken uit Smith. ('s Gravenhage, 1748). Engraving by J. van Schley. Ca. 18,5 x 28 cm. From: Historische beschrijving der reizen. - Fort Dixcove in Ghana: 'No other European station resisted as many sieges as the English fort at Dixcove. Its architectural transformations are remarkable, and exceptionally wel documented, while a thorough restoration, undertaken in 1954, has given opportunity to examine almost every portion of the structure' (Lawrence, Trade castles & forts of West Africa, p.292). [Boeknr.: 27637 ]

€ 65,00

DRAGTENSTEIN, Frank. Van Elmina naar Paramaribo. De slavenhaler. Zutphen, Walburg, 2017. Wrappers. With illustrations. 176 pp. [Boeknr.: 34568 ]

€ 20,00

FENNEKOL, W(illem) F(rederik). Proeve over de kust van Guinea; houdende eene poging tot onderzoek, hoe, en in hoeverre, dat land tot eene ware volkplanting zou kunnen gevormd worden. (Met Voorberigt van J. Immerzeel). 's Gravenhage, J. Immerzeel, 1831.Original boards. 154 pp. First edition. - Plan for founding a settlement on the Dutch part of Guinea (Ghana), West Africa, to make the colony profitable again after the abolition of the slave trade; and investigation in the possibility of establishing new settlements. Fennekol was born in Guinea in 1761. Ghana was sold by the Dutch to the English in 1872.Tiele 355; Cat. NHSM I, p.205; Cardinall 530. [Boeknr.: 617 ]

€ 275,00

GORER, G. Africa dances. A book about West African negroes. London, John Lehmann, 1949. Cloth. With photographic illustrations. 254 pp. [Boeknr.: 27034 ]

€ 30,00

HAM, Gijs van der. Dof goud. Ghana en Nederland sinds 1593. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Nijmegen, VanTilt, 2016. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 170 pp. [Boeknr.: 33961 ]

€ 25,00

HAM, Gijs van der. Dof goud. Nederland en Ghana, 1593 - 1872. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Nijmegen, VanTilt, 2013. 4to. With many coloured illustrations. 200 pp. [Boeknr.: 33354 ]

€ 25,00

HAM, Gijs van der. Tarnished gold. Ghana and the Netherlands from 1593. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Nijmegen, VanTilt, 2016. 4to. Pictorial boards. With many coloured illustrations. 170 pp. [Boeknr.: 33962 ]

€ 25,00

HERSKOVITS, Melville J. and Frances S. Dahomean narrative. A cross-cultural analysis. Evanston, Northwestern University Press, (1958). Original cloth, with dust-jacket. XVI,490 pp. The 155 stories include examples of the principal types of narrative in Dahomey, West Africa. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 31880 ]

€ 65,00

HOWE, R.W. Black star rising. A journey through West Africa in transition. (Dahomey, Ghana, Togo). London, Herbert Jenkins, (1958). Cloth. With many photographic plates. 254 pp. [Boeknr.: 27030 ]

€ 30,00

LENZ, Oskar. Skizzen aus Westafrika. Selbsterlebnisse. Berlin, A. Hofmann & Co., 1878.Old half cloth with paper label on spine. With folding map. (8),346 pp. First edition. - 'Eine Sammlung von untereinander selbstständigen Essays über die natürlichen und socialen Zustände jener wenig durchforschten und selten besuchten Küste, wie sich mir dieselben während einer dreijährigen (1874 bis 1877), im Auftrag der 'deutschen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung Aequatorial-Afrika's' unternommenen Reise dargestellt haben. Oscar Lenz (1848-1925) is 'einer der letzten aus der Heroenzeit der Afrikaforschung' (Hassert). - (Two margins restored; some foxing).Kainbacher p. 241; Cf. Henze III, p.211-217. [Boeknr.: 6240 ]

€ 75,00

MAREES, Pieter de. Beschrijvinghe ende historische verhael/ vant gout koninckrijck van Guinea, anders de gout-custe de Mina genaemt/ leggende in het deel van Africa/ met haren gelooven/ opinien/ handelinghen/ manieren/ talen/, ende hare gheleghentheyt van landen/ steden/ huten/ huysen ende perssonen. Mitsgaders ook een cort verael van de pasage die de schepen derwaerts nemen deur de Canarische eylanden, voorby Capo de Verde, langs de custe van Manigerte, tot aen Capo de Trespunctas, voorts vande revieren diemen versoect int verseylen van de Gout-custe, tot aende Capo Lopo Consalves, daermen sijn afscheyt neemt in't huyswaert seylen, alles perfect en neerstich beschreven. Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1617.Oblong 8vo. Modern vellum. With allegorical engraved title (margin restored), half-page engraving in text and 20 engraved plates. 104 lvs. First published in Amsterdam by Corn. Claesz. in 1602; second edition extracted from Oost-Indische ende West-Indische voyagien, published by Michiel Colijn - The account of Pieter de Marees voyage to Guyana in West Africa in 1600-1602 is the first extensive Dutch account of the Gold Coast. This first thorough description of this part of Africa in the Dutch language, greatly increased interest in this region in the Dutch Republic .It was translated into German, English, and Latin, and remained the most important document on the Gold Coast until it was surpassed by Willem Bosman's Naauwkeurige beschryving van de Guinese Goud- Tand- en Slavekust (1704). The lively plates illustrate the people of Africa's West coast, the animals and plants, as well the customs, the commerce, fishing and hunting, etc. - (Lvs. 17,25,40,41 & 100 in facsimile). - Rare. Tiele 716; Tiele, Mémoire p.148-153; Cat. NHSM I, p.203 (other ed.). [Boeknr.: 34754 ]

€ 1250,00

PREVOST, Antoine François. Reizen langs de westkust van Afrika, van Kaap Blanko tot Sierra Leona: vervattende de Engelse bezittingen, en koophandel, op de riviere Gambra, met de aardrykskundige- en natuurkundige historie der nabuurige landen. - Reizen naar Guinee en Benin, vervattende de kust van Sierra-Leona, tot aan Kaap Gonsalvo. 's Gravenhage, Pieter de Hondt, 1748.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt in compartments (top of spines rep.). With title-pages printed in red and black, 12 engraved maps (6 folding) and 43 engraved plates (13 folding) by J. van Schley. 435,(5); (4),532,(6) pp. Enlarged and improved Dutch edition of the French series edited by Prevost: Historische beschryving der reizen, volume IV-V. Detailed description of West-Africa with accounts of the English and Dutch possessions on the coasts. With fine engravings. - (Some minor foxing).Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM I, p.108. [Boeknr.: 7817 ]

€ 1250,00

SCHOLEFIELD, A. The Dark Kingdoms. The impact of white civilization on three great African monarchies. (Congo, Dahomey, Lesotho/Basutoland). London, Heinemann, (1975). Boards, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. X,194 pp. [Boeknr.: 27040 ]

€ 30,00

SHAW, Th. Excavation at Dawu. Report on an excavation in a Mound at Dawu, Akuapim, Ghana. (Legon), University College of Ghana, (1961). 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 55 plates and 178 illustrations. VIII,90 pp. Detailed report of the scientific excavation of a 24.ft. high midden mound in Akwapim (Ghana) which appears to have been in use for about four hundred years from a date in the 14th or 15th century. [Boeknr.: 26869 ]

€ 45,00

SIERA LEONA. Vue des montagnes nommées Sierra Leona. - Gezigt van't gebergte Sierra Leona. - Maisons de Sierra Leona. - Huizen op Sierra Leona. ('s Gravenhage, 1748). Two views of the British colony in West Africa by J. van Schley. Ca. 19,5 x 28 cm. From: Historische beschrijving der reizen. - Sierra Leone, bordered by Guinea, was an important centre of the transatlantic slave trade until 11 March 1792, when Freetown was founded by the Sierra Leone Company as a home for former slaves enslaved by or freed from the British Empire. [Boeknr.: 22358 ]

€ 65,00

TAGLIAFERRI, A., A. HAMMACHER. Die steinernen Ahnen. Alte Steinplastik aus Sierra Leone & Guinea. (Graz), Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1974. Wrappers. With many photographic illustrations. 195 pp. [Boeknr.: 27198 ]

€ 35,00

TANTUM. - Vüe sud du fort de Tantumquerri, par Smith. Zuidgezigt van't Fort van Tantumquerri, door Smith. ('s Gravenhage., 1748). Engraving by J. van Schley. Ca. 18,5 x 27,5 cm. From: Historische beschrijving der reizen. - View and plan of the English fort Tantum, built in the 1720s, at Otuam in the Central Region. It was relatively small, and was occupied for about a century. Only a few fragmentary ruins remain of it. Lawrence, Trade castles & forts of West Africa, p.75. [Boeknr.: 27633 ]

€ 65,00

WEST INDIA COMPANY. (WIC). Resolutie van de provincie van Holland en Westvriesland, raakende de militaire defensie van de colonien van den Staat in Westindien en kuste van Africa. (No pl.), 1792. Folio. 4 pp. Extract uit het Register der Resolutien van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Veneris den 5 October 1792. - Concerning the military defence of the colonies in the West Indies and on the coast of Africa. [Boeknr.: 33409 ]

€ 75,00

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