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BOWEN, Emanuel. Byzonder ontwerp van zommige der voornaamste Africaansche eilanden zo in de Middellandsche als Atlantische en Ethiopische zeeën. (No place, 1784).Engraved map by J. van Jagen, coloured by hand, featuring 7 small maps of islands of the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic and South Africa. Ca. 37 x 44 cm. First published by Emanuel Bowen, London 1747. Particular draughts of some of the chief African islands in the Mediterranean, as also in the Atlantic and Ethiopic Oceans. Depicting the Bay of Agoa de Saldanha and Table Bay with plan of the Dutch fortress, the islands of Cape Verde, Malta, Tenerife, St. Helena and Madera. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 34188 ]

€ 275,00

CAERDEN, Paulus van. Kort verhael/ ofte journael/ van de reyse gedaen naer de Oost-Indien met 4 schepen, Nederlandt, Vereenigde Landen, Nassou, ende Hoff van Hollandt, onder den admirael Pieter Both voor Amersfort, voor reeckeninge van de Nieuwe Brabantsche Compagnie tot Amsterdam; in den jaren 1599, 1600 ende 1601. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. 20 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - The first voyage of Paulus van Caerden to the East in 1599. It describes the voyage of four ships sent out in 1599 under the command of Admiral Pieter Both and Vice-Admiral van Caerden by the New Brabant Company. Most of the journal is devoted to Van Caerden's uneasy negotiations in Acheh during the winter of 1600-1601, which resulted in the release of the Dutch prisoners held there since Cornelis de Houtman's unfortunate visit in 1599. It contains no description of any Asian place and it does not seem to have been published again (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III,1, p.463). With appendix the treaty of Jan Carstensz. with the Orancai of the island of Aru off the West coast of New Guinea in 1623. The Cape and St. Helena were visited in the course of this voyage.Landwehr, VOC, 250; Mendelssohn II, p.539. [Boeknr.: 35239 ]

€ 125,00

LATROBE, Christian Ignatius. Journal of a visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816, with some account of the missionary settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope. London, L.B. Seeley and R. Ackermann, 1818.4to. Later half calf, spine gilt, with red morocco title-labels. With folding map, 4 engraved plates and 12 handcoloured aquatint plates. (8),406 pp. First edition. - Latrobe was sent out to South Africa in response to the request of Moravian missionaries at Genadendal and Groenekloof for a minister to visit them. The Governor of the Cape had expressed a wish that a third station should be opened, and in order to choose a site the author travelled through a large part of the country right up to the Fish River. There is a full description of the district of Groenekloof, and of the missionary settlements, about thirty miles north of Cape Town also an account of the church and village of Caledon. Some information is afforded regarding the life of the up-country farmers at this period. In 1816 he started for a journey into the interior, the route taken from Genadendal being via Zwellendam, Zeekogat near George, Welgelegen, Uitenhage, to the Witte River, and then to the Little Fish River, returning via Plettenberg and Mossel Bays (Mendelssohn p.866-867). The book is much enhanced by the superbly coloured plates after sketches by the author himself and John Melville, Government Surveyor of the Cape, who accompanied him. Also included is a visit to St. Helena, and 'the first description of the fledgling colony' of Ascension Island (Howgego). - A very attractive copy.Abbey, Travel, 325; Howgego, II, p.9; Prideaux p.240; SAB III, p.59; Tooley 292. [Boeknr.: 35000 ]

€ 2450,00


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