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ABS, P.J.M. Der Kampf um unsere Schutzgebiete. Unsere Kolonien einst und jetzt. Ein Beitrag zur Wiedergewinnung unserer Kolonien. Eine Lebensfrage für unser deutsches Volk. Essen-Ruhr, Friedrich Floeder, 1926. 8vo. Decorated cloth. With maps and many photographic plates. 287 pp. [Boeknr.: 24937 ]

€ 35,00

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

BOVILL, E.W. The Niger explored. London, Oxford University Press, 1968. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plates. X,263 pp. From Mungo Park (1796) to Richard Lander (1830). [Boeknr.: 8947 ]

€ 20,00

BROECKE, Pieter van den. Historische ende journaelsche aenteyckeningh, van't gene Pieter van den Broecke op sijne reysen, soo van Cabo Verde, Angola, Gunea, en Oost-Indien (aenmerckens waerdigh) voorghevallen is, &c. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. With 7 (of 12) plates. 110 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - 'Van den Broecke's journal provides considerable information about the establishment of the Dutch East India Company in India, about Indian cities, and their governors, and about commodities and trade' (Lach & Van Kley, III, p.452). He also sailed to West-Africa and Arabia where he in 1614 established the first Dutch factory at Aden. Between 1620 and 1629 he headed Dutch operations in Surat, from where he directed all of the VOC factories in Arabia, Persia, and India. - (Missing pl. 4,5,6,7,9; pp.89-96 missing but added in photocopy).Landwehr, VOC, 250. [Boeknr.: 31990 ]

€ 125,00

BROECKE, Pieter van den. Pieter van den Broecke's journal of voyages to Cape Verde, Guinea and Angola (1605-1612). Translated and edited by J.D La Fleur. London, 2000. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 2 plates and 7 maps. XV,139 pp. Hakluyt Society, 3rd series, 5. - This edition offers for the first time an English translation of those parts of Van den Broecke's original manuscript which describe the four trading voyages he made to Africa in the early seventeenth century. [Boeknr.: 34644 ]

€ 55,00

BROECKE, Pieter van den. Reizen naar West-Afrika van Pieter van den Broecke 1605-1614. Uitgegeven door K. Ratelband. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1950. Cloth. With portrait, 5 maps and 6 plates. CVI,124 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LII. - Describes a period when the WIC was still non-existent, the Dutch captured forts on the Guinea coast even before that Company was erected. [Boeknr.: 3725 ]

€ 35,00

CANOT, Theodore. Avonturen van een Afrikaanschen slavenhaler. Zijnde een waar verslag van het leven van Kapitein Theodore Canot, handelaar in goud, ivoor en slaven op de kust van Guinea. Zijn eigen verhaal, zooals hij dit in 1854 aan Brantz Mayer gedaan heeft, nu met een inleiding uitgegeven door Malcolm Cowley. Vertaling van J.L.J.F. Ezerman. 's Gravenhage, J. Philip Kruseman, (1929). Cloth. With plates after Miguel Covarrubias. 288 pp. [Boeknr.: 29070 ]

€ 30,00

CANOT, Theodore. Confessions d'un négrier. Les aventures du Capitaine Poudre-à-Canon, trafiquant en or et en esclaves (1820-1840). Texte français établi par M. Nouguier. Préface de M. Le Bris. Introduction de M. Cowley. (Paris, Payot & Phébus, 1993). Wrappers. 262 pp. [Boeknr.: 30622 ]

€ 20,00

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

DAENDELS - Herman Willem Daendels 1762 - 1818. Geldersman - patriot - jacobijn - generaal - hereboer - maarschalk - gouverneur. Van Hattem naar St. George del Mina. (Utrecht, Matrijs, 1991). Folio. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations. 174 pp. After the fall of Napoleon, king Willem I and the new Dutch government feared that Daendels could become an influential and powerful opposition leader and effectively banned him from the Netherlands by appointing him Governor-General of the Dutch Gold Coast (now part of Ghana). In the aftermath of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, Daendels tried to redevelop the rather dilapidated Dutch possessions as an African plantation colony driven by legitimate trade. [Boeknr.: 2383 ]

€ 35,00

DAPPER, Olfert. Guinea. (Amsterdam, Jac. van Meurs, 1668).Engraved map of Guinea with decorative cartouche, ships and animals. Ca. 26 x 36 cm. From: Dapper, Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche gewesten. - Attractive map of Guinea, a country on the West coast of Africa, formerly known as French Guinea. [Boeknr.: 34204 ]

€ 125,00

DAPPER, Olfert. 't Fort Tacaray. (Amsterdam, 1686). Engraved bird's-eye view with several East Indiamen lying off the coast. Ca. 25 x 34 cm. From the French edition of Dapper. Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche gewesten. - Fort Takoradi or Witsen was a fort on the Dutch Gold Coast, established in 1665 near Takoradi. This fort was destroyed after a few years, and in 1684 the site was abandoned. Lawrence, Trade castles & forts of West Africa, p.91. [Boeknr.: 27639 ]

€ 95,00

DAVIES, Oliver. West Africa before the Europeans. Archaelogy & prehistory. London, Methuen & Co., (1967). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With folding map, 50 photographic illustrations and 115 illustrations. XVII,364 pp. [Boeknr.: 27196 ]

€ 65,00

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

ELET, Jacobus. Naar de koning van Dahomey. Het journaal van de gezantschapsreis van Jacobus Elet naar het West-Afrikaanse koningrijk Dahomey in 1733. Ingeleid door Henk den Heijer. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2000. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 17 illustrations. 208 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XCIX. - In 1732, Agaja, king of Dahomey, captured the Dutch Company factory Jaquin after a conflict with the merchant Hendrik Hertogh. After one year the oppercommies Jacobus Elet was sent to re-establish the contacts, but he was not succesfull. [Boeknr.: 22486 ]

€ 30,00

EMMER, P.C. Engeland, Nederland, Afrika en de slavenhandel in de 19de eeuw. Dl.II: De afschaffing van de slavenhandel; de reactie op de Goudkust en de werkzaamheid van de Engels-Nederlandse gerechtshoven ter wering van de slavenhandel. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1974. Cloth. (100) pp. - (In: Economisch- en Sociaal-Historisch Jaarboek). [Boeknr.: 29060 ]

€ 30,00

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

FRENCH WEST AFRICA. VOLUME II: THE COLONIES. (No pl.), Naval Intelligence Division, December 1944. Cloth (sl. soiled). With 59 figures and maps and 131 photographic illustrations. XVI,596 pp. - Geographical Handbook Series for official use only. [Boeknr.: 27069 ]

€ 95,00

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

€ 30,00

HARTENSTEIN, Karl. Anibu. De 'nieuwe tijd' op de goudkust en onze zendingstaak. Geautoriseerde vertaling door E.C. Brouwer-Van Dijk. Met een inleiding door K.J. Brouwer. Culemborg, De Pauw, 1933. Cloth. With photographic plates. 175 pp. [Boeknr.: 6826 ]

€ 18,00

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

HEUL, Frank van der. Van kreeftskeerkring tot Kaap de Goede Hoop. Van 'spiegeltjes en kralen', piraten en slavernij tot de laatste reis van de Holland-Afrika Lijn. Haarlem, Hollandia, (2002). Wrappers. With plates. 272 pp. [Boeknr.: 29080 ]

€ 18,00

HEUVEL, Aad van den. Een verre moordenaar. (Misdaadroman over David van Nijendaal en de WIC). Amsterdam, de Arbeiderspers, (1998). Wrappers. 229 pp. [Boeknr.: 28842 ]

€ 18,00

HEUVEL, Aad van den. Willem Bosman in goud en slaven. Een reisverslag naar aanleiding van dagboeknotities. Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, (1981). 8vo. Wrappers. With many illustrations (some in colours). 160 pp. 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. [Boeknr.: 6579 ]

€ 18,00

HEYN, Piet. De Westafrikaanse reis van Piet Heyn 1624-1625. Uitgegeven door K. Ratelband. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1959. Cloth. With portrait, map and 2 facsimiles. CV,79 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LXI. - Piet Heyn firmly established the WIC's position on the African coast. [Boeknr.: 262 ]

€ 35,00

JOBSON, Richard. The discovery of River Gambia (1623). Edited, with additional material, by David P. Gamble and P.E.H. Hair. London, 1999. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 19 plates and illustrations. XVI,341 pp. Hakluyt Society, 3rd series, 2. - 'Jobson's account of the river, its commerce, natural history, peoples, religion and politics, was the earliest to appear in print, in this fullness of details in any language. Itwas also the earliest detailed account of any part of Black Africa, by an Englishman'. [Boeknr.: 34637 ]

€ 55,00

KERDIJK, Lodewijk. West-Afrika 1857/1858. Reisjournaal van Lodewijk Kerdijk. Ingeleid door A.F. Schepel. Schiedam, Interboek, 1978. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 30 plates. 228 pp. [Boeknr.: 14355 ]

€ 35,00

KERNKAMP, J.H. Johan van der Veken en zijn tijd. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, (1952). Wrappers. With 3 plates. 35 pp. A Rotterdam merchant in West Africa. [Boeknr.: 6830 ]

€ 15,00

KESSEL, Ineke van. (Ed.). Merchants, missionaries & migrants. 300 years of Dutch-Ghanaian relations. (Leiden), KIT, 2002. 4to. Boards. With many illustrations (several in colours). 139 pp. The trading relationship of the WIC was focused on the exchange of Ghanaian gold, ivory, slaves and cocoa for Dutch textiles, weapons and the famous Dutch genever. [Boeknr.: 25806 ]

€ 30,00

KESSEL, Ineke van. Zwarte Hollanders. Afrikaanse soldaten in Nederlands-Indië. Met een voorwoord van Arthur Japin. Amsterdam, Tropenmuseum, 2005. Wrappers. With illustrations. 303 pp. [Boeknr.: 28868 ]

€ 35,00

KINGSLEY, Mary Henrietta. Travels in West Africa. Congo Français, Corisco and Cameroons. 2nd edition, abridged. London, Macmilland and Co., 1898.Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With photographic illustrations and plates. XX,541 pp. First published in 1897. - 'This is arguably the best-known of all books by Victorian and Edwardian women travellers. She travelled in the forests of Africa dressed much as she would have done at home' (Theakstone p.153). 'The author made an ascent of Mount Cameroon by a new route in 1895, during the course of an enterprising expedition, vividly described in her book' (Neate K26). 'The two travel accounts she produced were immediate best sellers, both for their serious scientific content and their exuberant raciness. They are masterpieces' (Robinson p. 138). [Boeknr.: 32257 ]

€ 150,00

LAET, Johannes de. Historie ofte jaerlijck verhael van de verrichtinghen der Geoctroyeerde West-Indische Compagnie, zedert haar begin/ tot het eynde van't jaer 1636. Leyden, Bonaventuer en Abraham Elsevier, 1644.Folio. Contemporary overlapping vellum, with sl. fadedmanuscript title on spine (sl. soiled). With printer's device on title page and 13 double-page engraved plates and maps. (32),544,31,(12) pp. First and only edition. - The basic source for the early history of the Dutch West India Company (WIC), founded in 1621, by one of its directors and principal shareholders Johannes De Laet (1581-1649). It gives an almost 'blow-by-blow description of the campaigns in Brazil from 1630 to the end of 1636, inserting a wealth of geographical and other information about that country. He also gives an excellent account of the preliminary operations of the West India Company from 1621 to 1630, so this work really comprises a history of that organization from its origin to the end of the year 1636' (Boxer, The Dutch in Brazil, p.293). Also included ample accounts of the conquests on the West African coast, the taking of Curaçao and the foundation of New York. With fine maps and plates a.o. the map of Curaçao, the major center for commerce of the Dutch West India Company. - (Some age-browning). - A fine copy of one of the most important works on the subject.Tiele 630; Cat. NHSM I, p.534; Asher 22; Sabin 38556; European-Americana II, p.444; Willems 571; Borba de Moraes I, p.452. [Boeknr.: 1512 ]

€ 7500,00

LAM, Jan Dircksz. Expeditie naar de Goudkust. Het journaal van Jan Dircksz Lam over de Nederlandse aanval op Elmina, 1624-1626. Ingeleid en bezorgd door H. den Heijer. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2006. Cloth. With illustrations. 208 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging CV. - Eye-witness account of the defeat of the Dutch on the West African coast at the beginning of the 17th century. [Boeknr.: 29456 ]

€ 25,00

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

LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van. Itinerario .. Deel III: Beschryvinghe van de gantsche custe van Guinea, Manicongo, etc. volcht noch de beschryvinghe van West Indien. Uitgegeven door C.P. Burger en F.W.T. Hunger. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1934. Cloth. With portrait and 3 folding maps. XXXIV,337 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XXXIX. - Description of East and West Africa and America from Nova Francia (Canada) to Strait Magalhâes, taken from Bernardus Paludanus and others. [Boeknr.: 30809 ]

€ 25,00

LLOYD, Christopher. The search for the Niger. Newton Abbot, Readers Union, 1974. Boards, with dust-jacket. With plates. 220 pp. 'From the dawn of time the Nile was a river without a source; the Niger a source without a river'. [Boeknr.: 7896 ]

€ 20,00

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

MOSLEY, N. African switchback. London, The Travel Book Club, (1958). Boards, with dust-jacket. With photographic plates. 224 pp. - Account of a journey by car from Dakar to Lagos across West Africa. [Boeknr.: 27124 ]

€ 30,00

NEWBURY, C.W. The western slave coast and its rulers. European trade and administration among the Yoruba and Adja-speaking peoples of South-Western Nigeria, Southern Dahomey and Togo. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1961. Cloth. With 9 maps. IX,234 pp. - (Ex-library copy). [Boeknr.: 31889 ]

€ 25,00

ORMAN, Richard A. van. The explorers. Nineteenth century expeditions in Africa and the American West. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, (1984). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plates. XIII,243 pp. [Boeknr.: 20772 ]

€ 18,00

PAESIE, Ruud. Lorrendrayen op Africa. De illegale goederen- en slavenhandel op West-Afrika tijdens het achttiende-eeuwse handelsmonopolie van de West-Indische Compagnie, 1700-1734. Amsterdam, Bataafsche Leeuw, 2008. Boards. With many illustrations (some in colours). 428 pp. - (Thesis). [Boeknr.: 30795 ]

€ 30,00

PAESIE, Ruud. Slavenopstand op de Neptunus. Kroniek van een wanhoopsdaad. Zutphen, Walburg, 2016. Boards. With plates (several in colours). 143 pp. Account of the shipwreck of the Dutch slave ship Neptunis off the coast in West Africa in 1785. [Boeknr.: 34182 ]

€ 20,00

PARK, Mungo. Travels in the interior districts of Africa: performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell. Second edition. London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1799.4to. Contemporary mottled calf, skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, spine richly gilt. . With engraved portrait, 2 plates with musical scores, 3 folding maps (1 tear rep.) and 5 engraved plates (2 folding). XXVIII,372,XCII,(2) pp. Published in the same year as the first edition; with bookplate of J.S.W.S. Erle Drax. - Mungo Park (1771-1806) was the first European to reach the well-nigh fabulous waters of the Niger. He followed the river almost to the Senegal valley. He finally reached Gambia after a lengthy return journey. His journal included a detailed description of travel conditions, the nature of the area, rivers, and customs of various tribes. 'Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park's career was short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa' (PMM 253). Written in a straightforward unpretentious, narrative style, it gave readers their first realistic description of everyday life in west Africa, depicting without the censorious, patronizing contempt which so often has disfigured European accounts of Africa (DNB).- Some age-browning and offsetting of the plates otherwise a beautiful copy. Cox I, p.394; Gay 2788; Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.93; Hess & Coger 5655; Scheybeler,The Paolo Bianchi Collection, 279; Howgego P21. [Boeknr.: 5492 ]

€ 1295,00

PIELAT, Barthelemy. La vie et les actions memorables de Sr. Michel de Ruyter. Amsterdam, Henry & Theodore Boom, 1677.2 volumes in 1. 12mo. Contemporary vellum. With engraved title-page, portrait and 2 engraved title-vignettes. (18), 480; 250 pp. First edition; with the bookplate of H. de la Fontaine Verwey. - First monograph on the great Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruiter (1607-1676) who fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. This monograph was based on the first biography of De Ruyter written by Lambertus van den Bosch in his Leeven en daden der doorluchtighste zeehelden (Amsterdam 1676). The book by Pielat was published after De Ruiter was given an elaborate state funeral, the publishing date of his book must be around 1681 but it was issued before the famous biography of Gerard Brandt. It also contains the account of De Ruiter's expedition to the West Indies.- (Light staining). - Rare.Not in Cat. NHSM; European Americana IV, p.32. [Boeknr.: 34171 ]

€ 450,00

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

RATELBAND, K. (Red.). Vijf dagregisters van het kasteel Sao Jorge da Mina (Elmina) aan de Goudkust (1645-1647). 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1953. Cloth. With plan, 3 maps, 7 plates and 7 facsimiles. CX,439 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LV. - Provides insight into the daily routine at the castle of Sao George da Mina, headquarter of the Dutch West India Company in West Africa, during the years 1645-1647. [Boeknr.: 3728 ]

€ 55,00

RATELBAND, Klaas. De expeditie van Jol naar Angola en Sao Thomé 30 mei 1741 - 31 oct. 1641. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1943. Wrappers. With 2 maps. 24 pp. [Boeknr.: 14850 ]

€ 15,00

RATELBAND, Klaas. Nederlanders in West-Afrika 1600-1650. Angola, Kongo en São Tomé. Bezorgd door R. Baesjou. 2e druk. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2000. Wrappers. With illustrations. 319 pp. [Boeknr.: 15193 ]

€ 30,00

READE, William Winwood. Savage Africa: being the narrative of a tour in equatorial, south-western, and north-western Africa; with notes on the habits of the gorilla; on the existence of unicorns and tailed men; on the slave-trade; on the origin, character, and capabilities of the negro, and on the future civilization of Western Africa. 2nd edition. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1864.Original red embossed cloth (rubbed). With folding map (some tears) and 9 wood-engraved plates. XIV, 587 pp. First published in London in 1863. - 'I make, of course, no pretentions to the title of explorer. If I have any merit, it is that of having been the first young man about town to make a bonâ fide tour in Western Africa; to travel in that agreeable and salubrious country with no special object, and at his own expense; to flaner in the virgin forest; to flirt with pretty savages, and to smoke his cigar among cannibals' (Preface). In 1873 Read (1838-75) became The Time correspondent during the Ashanti War. Cardinall 606; Howgego IV, p.758. [Boeknr.: 31699 ]

€ 195,00

REINDERS FOLMER-van PROOIJEN, Corrie. Van goederenhandel naar slavenhandel. De Middelburgse Commercie Compagnie 1720-1755. Middelburg, Koninklijk Zeeuws Genootschap, 2000. Wrappers. With illustrations. 222 pp. [Boeknr.: 22056 ]

€ 30,00

ROGGEVEEN, Arent. The burning fen. With an introduction by C. Koeman. Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1971. 2 volumes. Large folio. Cloth, with dust-jackets. With many illustrations and 52 double-page charts. First edition published in Dutch: Het Brandende Veen. Part 1 reprinted from the 1675 Amsterdam edition, published by Pieter Goos. Part 2 reprinted from the 1687 Amsterdam edition, published by Jacob Robijn. Containing charts of the Central American coasts and islands, west coast of Africa and the coast of Brazil. The first printed West Indian Pilot, a prototype of the pilote guides for America. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 34985 ]

€ 175,00

RUGGENBERG, Rob. Slavenhaler. Amsterdam, Em. Querido, 2007. Boards. 304 pp. - Juvenile on slave-trade. [Boeknr.: 30736 ]

€ 15,00

RUYTER, Michiel Adriaansz. de. De reis van Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter in 1664-1665. Uitgegeven door P. Verhoog en L. Koelmans. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1961. Cloth. With 8 plates and 9 maps. XVIII,364 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LXII. - De Ruyter visited West-Africa and the Caribbean. [Boeknr.: 3729 ]

€ 40,00

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

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

THOMPSON, V. and R. ADLOFF. French West Africa. (1st edition). Stanford, Stanford University Press, (1957). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many photographic plates. 626 pp. [Boeknr.: 11342 ]

€ 65,00

WENTHOLT, Arnold. (Red.). In kaart gebracht met kapmes en kompas. Met het koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap op expeditie tussen 1873 en 1960. (Heerlen, 2003). 4to. Boards. With many maps (3 folding) and many photographic illustrations (several in colours). 382 pp. Dutch expeditions, organized by the Royal Geographical Society, in Indonesia, Suriname, Arabia, America and Africa, 1873-1960. [Boeknr.: 26452 ]

€ 35,00

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

WEST-AFRICA. The Dahomey blockade. - Sketches at Whyday. London, 1876.3 woodengravings on one leaf. Ca. 24 x 30 cm. From: The Graphic. An illustrated weekly Newspaper. - Depicting a fine large view of the procession of Dahomey chiefs with their slaves and native bands and two smaller views: Atin li-hun, the 'big tree of Whydah and A hotel in Whydah. [Boeknr.: 30980 ]

€ 95,00

ZEE, Henri van der. 's Heeren slaaf. Het dramatische leven van Jacobus Capitein (1717-1747). (Amsterdam), Balans, 2000. Wrappers. With portrait. 176 pp. [Boeknr.: 2815 ]

€ 18,00


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