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AMICIS, Edmondo de. Marocco. Uit het Italiaansch vertaald door D. Lodeesen. Leiden, P. van Santen, 1877.Contemporary half cloth (sl. damaged). 315,(1) pp. First published in Italian Marocco. Milano 1876. - The author accompanied the then Italian Minister, the late Commendatore Stefano Scovasso, on his embassy to the Sultan. It is of more literary than geographical value (Playfair & Brown 1230). [Boeknr.: 31759 ]

€ 125,00

BENALI, Abdelkader & Herman OBDEIJN. Marokko door Nederlandse ogen 1605-2005. Verslag van een reis door de tijd. Amsterdam, De Arbeiderspers, 2005. 4to. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 256 pp. [Boeknr.: 29102 ]

€ 25,00

CHRISTIAN, Pierre. L'Afrique française. L'empire de Maroc et les déserts de Sahara. Conquêtes, victoires et découvertes des français, depuis la prise d'Alger jusqu'a nos jours. Paris, A. Barbier, (1846).8vo. Contemporary half morocco. With steelengraved frontispiece, folding coloured map, several vignettes and 28 steelengraved plates (11 coloured). 500 pp. First edition. - 'This work is particularly interesting, as it contains a good account of the affair of the caves of Dahra, which created a great sensation in Europe at the time' (Playfair 1135). - (Foxed as usual).Playfair & Brown 691. [Boeknr.: 31867 ]

€ 350,00

DAVIDSON, John. Notes taken during travels in Africa. London, J.L. Cox and Sons, 1839.4to. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (sl. rubbed). With lithographed frontispiece and 2 lithographed plates drawn by J.G. Wilkinson after John Davidson, printed by P. Gauri. (6),218 pp. Privately printed; with armorial bookplate of James Liege Hulett. - John Davidson (1797-1836), an English adventurer, embarked at Falmouth on 1834, taking with him the freed slave Edward Donellan. On arrival at Tangier the British consul begged Davidson to give up his visit to Timbuktu on account of the tribal warfare being waged on the edge of the Sahara, but the explorer pressed on regardless. He arrived at Fez and left for the desert, passing through Marrakesh, and eventually reached the Wadi Num (Noun or Assaka). In the region of Tindouf he was shot dead and his possessions stolen. Donellan continued with the caravan to Timbuktu and was never heard of again. Davidson's letters and most of his journal found their way back to Britain and were privately published in 1839 (Howgego D4). The fine plates depict two views of Wadnoon and one of the river Draha. - A fine copy. Playfair & Brown, 609. [Boeknr.: 33563 ]

€ 2950,00

GRAHAM, R(obert) B(ontine) Cunninghame. Mogreb-El-Acksa. A journey in Morocco. London, W. Heinemann, 1898.Original cloth (spine discoloured). With portrait of the author in native dress and map. XI,323 pp. First edition. - Account of a dangerous journey through Southern Morocco, during which he was imprisoned by a local cadi. 'A little-known classic of travel' (DNB). [Boeknr.: 15148 ]

€ 125,00

HONDIUS, Jodocus. Fessae et Marocchi Regna. (Amsterdam, 1630).Engraved map of north-west Africa, with the Canaries and an inset of the island of Penon de Veles showing the Spanish fort off the Barbary Coast. With sailing ships and a sea monster. Ca. 35,5 x 48 cm. A decorative map of Morocco, Madeira and the Canary Islands based upon a map by Gerhard Mercator. - (Age-browned).Koeman/ Krogt, Vol.I, 8615:1A [Boeknr.: 34076 ]

€ 450,00

LEO AFRICANUS, Joannes. A geographical historie of Africa. Translated and collected by John Pory. London 1600. Facsimile edition. Amsterdam, New York, Da Capo Press, 1969. Large 8vo. Cloth. With folding map. (8),60,420 pp. Leo Africanus or more properly al-Hassam bid Mahammad al-Wazzan al Zaygati was an early 16th century traveller who recorded in great detail the North African kingdoms. [Boeknr.: 35045 ]

€ 65,00

MOROCCO. NAUFRAGE DU BATEAU A VAPEUR LE PAPIN le samedi 6 Décembre 1845 à 11 heures du soir, le navire fit côte au Nord de Mazagan, sur un banc de sable, à 2 ou 3 encâblures de la terre; sa chiminee en tombant écrasa plusieurs hommes de l'équipage, le bâtiment fut coupé en deux à l'arrière des Chaudières et de 151 personnes qui montaient le bateu à vapeur, 76 seulement purent être sauvés, tout le reste s'englouit dans les flots en fureur et dans la nuit du 6 au 7 Décembre. - Le dessin représente la situation du Papin le 6 Décembre à 5 heures du matin. London, Gambart Junin & Cie, Paris, François Delarue, (1845).Tinted lithographed view after A. Mayer by A. Mayer et Sabatier. Ca. 38 x 51 cm. A fascinating depiction of the loss of a French man-of-war steamer Le Papin, and half her crew on 6 December 1845 off Mazagan, now El Jadida, in Morocco. Le Papin was one of the vessels destined to form the French squadron on the coast of Africa for the suppression of the slave trade, and was on her way to Senegal, intending to call at Mogador. 'I have this moment heard from the office of the British consul of the total wreck on the coast, between Azmoor and Mazagan, of another French man of war steamer, of 650 tons burden, and 140 horse power. The details are very shocking, and the number of lives lost are 77, including the captain and all the officers. with the exception of one midshipman. The newly appointed French consul to Mogador is numbered among the victims. Exactly one half of those on board the unfortunate vessel were drowned, the other half were saved under circumstances which reflect the highest credit on the British and French consul at Mazagan. Mr. Redman, for it was to his prompt arrival at the spot, and his energetic persuasion of the Moors to assist him, that the survivors owe their lives' (Shipping Gazette). [Boeknr.: 33254 ]

€ 375,00

STEENIS, Hendrik Cornelis. Journaal wegens de rampspoedige reys-tocht, van .. capiteyn Hendrik Cornelis Steenis, in dienst van het .. Collegie ter Admiraliteit, resideerende te Amsterdam. Met het oorlogschip genaamt Het Huys in't Bosch, gestrand op de Moorsche kust in Afrika, tusschen Ceuta en Kaap Porkes, op maandag middag den 20 december 1751. Als meede een korte beschryvinge van de steeden Tetuan en Fez, de handeling met den keizer van Marokko, de vreedemaaking .. en de elende en behandelinge van het scheeps volk; nevens een lyst der genoomene scheepen door de Saleesche en Tetuansche roovers, zedert 't jaar 1732, en de naamen der geloste Hollandsche gevangenen. 4e druk. Amsterdam, Bernardus Mourik, (ca. 1755).4to. Marbled wrappers. With engraved title-page, woodcut vignette on title-page and 2 engraved plates. (8),35 pp. First edition published in Amsterdam in 1752; the fourth edittion augmented with a 'Lyste van de Hollandsche koopvaardy-scheepen genomen onder de Prinse Vlag, door de Moorsche kapers, zynde nog van de scheeps equipagie in't leeven en gelost den 21 November 1752.. - Journal of the shipwreck of the man of war Het Huys in't Bosch off the coast of Morocco in 1751. Including reports in the form of 15 letters relating the proceedings of captain Steenis and his crew in North Africa, their encounter with the king of Morocco and their deliverance at Gibraltar, December 1, 1752. An interesting account of the kingdom of Morocco and of the plight of the captive Christians taken into slavery. - A fine copy of a popular and rare book.Tiele 1049; Cat. NHSM I, p.166; Benali & Obdeijn, Marokko door Nederlandse ogen 1605-2005, pp. 113-115; not in Huntress and Playfair. [Boeknr.: 34267 ]

€ 875,00

VEENENDAAL, A.J. Matthijs Sloot. Een zeeman uit de achttiende eeuw 1719-1779. Den Haag, Martinus Nijhoff, 1975. Wrappers. With 10 illustrations. (10),58 pp. Dealing with the relations between Morocco and the Netherlands in the 18th century. [Boeknr.: 7535 ]

€ 15,00


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