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ADELS, Wiert. Wiert Adels. Stuurman op het Hollandsch kofschip De Bloeijende Blom, die zig van dezen bodem, na dat dezelve door de Franschen genomen, met veel bravoure meester gemaakt en den 5 Augustus te Hellevoet opgebracht heeft. (Middelburg), W.A. Keel, (1796).Half-length mezzotint portrait by Charles Howard Hodges after Jacobus Perkois. Ca. 26,5 x 21,5 cm. (Margins trimmed). Wiert Adels was steersman for the ship De Bloeyende Blom which was bringing grain from the Baltic port of Libau. A Duinkerk privateer seized his ship but after a few days he managed to recapture his ship and to seize the chief of the privateers and to throw him overboard. Thus he succeeded to bring his ship into Hellevoetsluis in 1794. This fine engraved portrait of a brave sailor was done by the mezzotint master Hodges (1764-1837) after a drawing by Perkois (1756-1804). Cf. Van Someren 227; Muller, Portetten, 17; Van der Feltz 626. [Boeknr.: 21293 ]

€ 275,00

ANSON, George. A voyage round the world in the years 1740 - 44. Compiled from his papers and materials by Richard Walter. 5th edition. London, John and Paul Knapton, 1749.Large 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked, with red morocco title label. With engraved double-page frontispiece map of the world and 42 folding engraved plates, maps and views. (20),417,(2) pp. First published in London in 1748; large paper copy on thick paper; with armorial bookplate of Charles Steward and handwritten ownership signature of Mich. Collinson 1755. - Account of Anson's privateering expedition (1740) against Spanish commerce in the Pacific. In spite of its losses, the expedition brought the ship owners enormous profits. Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure of the 18th century. - Nice large paper copy.Sabin 1626; Hill 1820; Borba de Moraes, p.38. [Boeknr.: 10953 ]

€ 1500,00

BINDER, Franz. Die Zeeländische Kaperfahrt 1654-1662. Middelburg, Koninklijk Zeeuwsch Genootschap, 1976. Wrappers. (52) pp. - (Offprint). [Boeknr.: 24219 ]

€ 15,00

BOER, M.G. de. Piet Heyn en de zilveren vloot. Amsterdam, P.N. van Kampen en Zoon, 1946. Half cloth. With plates and maps. 146 pp. - (Patria). [Boeknr.: 443 ]

€ 15,00

BRUIJN, J.R. & E.S. van EYCK VAN HESLINGA. Muiterij. Oproer en berechting op schepen van de VOC. Haarlem, De Boer Maritiem, (1980). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations. 182 pp. [Boeknr.: 6150 ]

€ 25,00

DU GUAY-TROUIN, (Réné). Memoires. Augmentés de son éloge, par (Antoine-Léonard) Thomas. Rouen, de l'imprimerie privilégiée, 1785.Sm.8vo. Original marbled calf, spine richly gilt with red morocco title-label. With engraved portrait, folding plan of Rio de Janeiro and 5 folding engraved plates depicting sea-battles by Meunier. XXXVI,338 pp. These memoires were first published in Amsterdam in 1730 as a pirate edition, extracted from an unfinished manuscript. The first official (and complete) French edition was published in Paris in 1740, after the author's death. Pierre Mortier, the well-known Amsterdam bookdealer, published in the same year an 8vo edition, which was reprinted several times. Admiral Duguay-Trouin (1673-1736) is one of the most illustrious French seamen and corsairs. He inflicted many defeats on England and Dutch warships and in 1711 captured Rio de Janeiro from the Portuguese. 'A popular autobiographical account of one of the most prominent naval figures of the Louis XIV period' (James Ford Bell Library D309). 'The glory and reputation of the famous corsair are sufficient to account for the number of editions which have appeared up to the present' (Borba de Moraes I, p.273). - A very fine copy.Sabin 29198; Polak 2854. [Boeknr.: 33484 ]

€ 475,00

EXQUEMELIN, Alexandre Olivier. De Americaensche zee-roovers. Laren, Luitingh, (1971). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With plates. 254 pp. Dutch translation of the classic Buccaneers of America (1678), the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the 17th century. [Boeknr.: 7412 ]

€ 18,00

FENTON, Edward. The troublesome voyage of captain Edward Fenton 1582-1583. Narratives & documents edited by E.G.R. Taylor. Cambridge, 1959. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 21 maps and illustrations. LVII,333 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 113. - First full account of the privateering voyage of Edward Fenton which proved to be a failure. [Boeknr.: 21031 ]

€ 30,00

FRANCKE, Johan. Utiliteyt voor de gemeene saake. De Zeeuwse commissievaart en haar achterban tijdens de negenjarige oorlog, 1688-1697. Middelburg, Koninklijk Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen, 2001. Wrappers. With illustrations. XXII,498 pp. - On Dutch piracy. [Boeknr.: 23000 ]

€ 30,00

GOUW, J.L. van der. Claes Kniphof, kaperkapitein van Christiaan II in 1525 voor de Hollandse kust. Utrecht, 1949. Cloth. (86) pp. - (In: Bijdragen en Mededelingen H.G.). [Boeknr.: 27869 ]

€ 20,00

HONORÉ NABER, S.P.L' & Irene A. WRIGHT. Piet Heyn en de zilvervloot. Documenten uit het archief van den luitenant-admiraal Piet Heyn. Met toelichting en eene levensbeschrijving van dien vlootvoogd uitgegeven. Utrecht, Kemink & Zoon, 1928. Half cloth. With portrait and folding map. CLXXXVII,(1),239,(1),XXXIX,(1),308 pp. Werken Historisch Genootschap.. - Documents relating to the capure by Piet Heyn of the very rich Spanish Silver Fleet in the Caribbean area in 1628. [Boeknr.: 7513 ]

€ 35,00

KELSEY, Harry. Sir Francis Drake. The queen's pirate. New Haven, Yale University Press, (1998). Half cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XVIII,566 pp. [Boeknr.: 34373 ]

€ 35,00

KETEL, Jacob. Echt relaas van de muiterij op het Oostindisch Compagnieschip Nijenburg. Voor het eerst verschenen in 1764. Opnieuw uitgegeven en van commentaar voorzien door Nienke de Jonge, Leonoor Kuijk en Liesbeth Oskamp. 2e verbeterde druk. Amsterdam, Terra Incognita, 1992. Wrappers. With 31 illustrations. 91 pp. [Boeknr.: 11294 ]

€ 18,00

LOO, I.J. van. Profijt voor Daniël ? De Zeeuwse kaapvaart en het Spaans-Engelse vredesverdrag van 1630. Middelburg, Koninklijk Zeeuwsch Genootschap, 1990. Wrappers. With illustrations. (31) pp. - (Offprint). [Boeknr.: 24215 ]

€ 15,00

LÜTGEN, Kurt. Kapers, muiters, kapiteins. Historische zeeverhalen. Haarlem, Holland, (1972). Boards, with dust-jacket. 205 pp. [Boeknr.: 32313 ]

€ 18,00

M'Leod, John. Voyage of his majesty's ship Alceste, along the coast of Corea, to the Island of Lewchew; with an account of her subsequent shipwreck. 2nd edition. London, John Murray, 1818.Contemporary half calf (extremities of spine sl. dam.).With portrait frontispiece and 5 hand-coloured aquatints. (8),323 pp. Second and best edition, first published in 1817; with the bookplate of Bob Luza. - ' The Alceste and the Lyra conveyed Lord Amherst's embassy to China, which was the second attempt by the British to open trade with China, after the first effort by Lord Macartney. The Alceste reached Rio de Janeiro in 1816, and then proceeded to the Cape of Good Hope. After a short visit there, Batavia was touched at in order to deliver dispatches for the evacuation of the country and reinstatement of Dutch control, after which the Alceste continued on to China. While the matters of the embassy were proceeding, the ships sailed on an expedition for the survey and exploration of the west coast of Korea and the Ryukyu Islands. In the course of this work a long visit was made to Okinawa. The people were very hospitable to the sailors and gave them a kindly, though careful, reception. On the return voyage, after taking Lord Amherst on board at Macao, Manilla was visited, and then, in Gaspar Strait off the coast of Sumatra, the Alceste struck a submerged reef and became a total loss. The crew and passengers reached the small adjacent island of Pulo Leat safely. Lord Amherst proceeded to Batavia to fetch help while the sailors fortified their island retreat, named Fort Maxwell after their captain. A long and vivid account is given of their experiences, of how they were attacked by Malay pirates, and of their final rescue. On their return voyage, St. Helena was visited, and an interesting account is given of an interview with Napoleon. Dr. M'Leod, the author of this account, was ship's surgeon on board the Alceste' (Hill p.407). - (Some foxing).Hill 1169; Abbey, Travel, 559; Borba de Moraes II, p.507; Lust 378; Cordier, B.S., col. 2108; Huntress 188C; Thomson, The Exotic and the Beautiful, 298; Löwendahl 792. [Boeknr.: 31543 ]

€ 675,00

MITCHELL, David. Piraten. Nederlandse vertaling Bab Westerveld. Amsterdam, Landshoff, (1977). Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 205 pp. [Boeknr.: 32366 ]

€ 18,00

MOLLEMA, J.C. Een muiterij in de achttiende eeuw. Het afloopen van het Oost-Indische Compagnieschip Nijenborg in 1763. Haarlem, H.D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon, 1933. Boards. With 2 plates. 103 pp. [Boeknr.: 229 ]

€ 20,00

PENN, N. Rogues, rebels and runaways. Eighteenth-century Cape characters. Cape Town, David Philip, 1999. Wrappers. 195 pp. [Boeknr.: 20378 ]

€ 25,00

PIEKALKIEWICZ, Janusz. De boekaniers. (Bussum, Unieboek, 1974). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. 199 pp. [Boeknr.: 7544 ]

€ 18,00

RAVENEAU DE LUSSAN. Journal du voyage fait a la Mer de Sud, avec les flibustiers de l'Amerique en 1684. & années suivantes. 2e edition (= 3e edition). Paris, la veuve de Jean Bapt. Coignard et Jean Baptiste Coignard fils, 1693.Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf, spine ribbed and richly gilt with red morocco title-label to spine (spine ends dam., lower part of hinges splitting but firmly holding). With woodcut printer's mark on title-page. (16),448,(1) pp. Third edition, first published in Paris in 1689. - 'A rare and charming book. Raveneau de Lussan, a young Frenchman who whished to see the world, sailed from France for San Domingue in 1679. His indebtedness led him to join the buccaneers in search of his fortune. .. Raveneau spent several months raiding in the West Indies, and several years raiding the Pacific coast between Guatemala and Chile. He details both the romantic and the bleak sides of the buccaneering profession, interwoven with colorful descriptions of the natives of the regions and a clear picture of the Spanish colonies on the Pacific' (Hill 1423). - An interesting account of buccaneering in the West Indies and the Pacific coast of South America. - (Final leaves waterstained in outer margin).Sabin 67985; European Americana 693/142; Leclerc 487; Cox II, p.270: A very famous and entertaining work. [Boeknr.: 28511 ]

€ 1250,00

SCHOKKENBROEK, J.C.A. & J. ter BRUGGEN. (Red.). Kapers & piraten. Schurken of helden ? Rotterdam, Maritiem Museum, 2010. Wrappers. With many coloured illustrations. 126 pp. [Boeknr.: 31933 ]

€ 20,00

SHELVOCKE, George. A voyage round the world by the way of the great South Sea, perform'd in the years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 guns and 100 men, (under His Majesty's commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late war with the Spanish crown) till she was cast away on the island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720, and afterwards continu'd in the Reccvery (sic), the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, etc. London, J. Senex, W. & J. Innys, J. Osborn & T. Longman, 1726.Contemporary calf (rebacked), with red morocco title label to spine. With fine engraved title-vignette, folding double-hemisphere world map, and 4 engraved plates (2 folding). (4),XXXII,(4),468 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of Thomas Lloyd. - 'Captains Shelvocke and Clipperton led a privately financed privateering expedition to attack Spanish shipping. Shelvocke gave his superior officer the ship in a stom and proceeded to Brazil and thence to the west coast of South America, where in two months he sacked Payta, Peru and captured several small prices. His vessel, the Speedwell, was wrecked at Juan Fernàndez Island, but a ship was built out of the wreckage, and he sailed up the coast to Baja California. After crossing the Pacific via Guam and Macao. Shelvocke returned to England, where he was accused of piracy and embezzlement, and then acquitted. He soon left for the Continent a wealthy man. Shelvocke wrote this account, in part, as a vindication of his conduct' (Hill p.554). 'From the Brazilian aspect, Shelvocke's voyage is of interest because he landed at Santa Catharina, and describes it at length in a special chapter' (Borba de Moraes p.796). 'In the map of the world California is shown as an island. Two of the plates represent male and female inhabitants of California. Shelvocke has the fullest accounts of California, the natives and other features, of any of the old voyagers' (Cowan p.212). Selvocke's controversial narrative is probably best known as the inspiration behind the albatross incident in Coleridge's Rime of the ancient mariner (Howgego p.958). - (Title-page trimmed with loss of part of final line). - A clean copy of this privateering expedition against Spanish shipping on the Pacific Coast of America. Hill 1557; Sabin 80158; European-Americana VI, p.16; Howes S.383. [Boeknr.: 33533 ]

€ 3950,00

TAPRELL DORLING, H. Sea venturers of Britain. 'Taffrail'. London, Collins' Clear-Type Press, (ca. 1930). Original pictorial cloth. With maps. XV,317 pp. On John Hawkins, Martin Frobisher, Drake, William Dampier, Anson, Cook, Franklin and Scott. [Boeknr.: 18487 ]

€ 18,00

THOMSON, George Malcolm. Sir Francis Drake. London, Secker & Warburg, (1972). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. X,358 pp. Sir Francis Drake (ca.1540-1596), a famous English navigator, made several buccaneering excursions to Central America. [Boeknr.: 3518 ]

€ 25,00

VERHEES-VAN MEER, J.Th.H. De Zeeuwse kaapvaart tijdens de Spaanse successieoorlog 1702-1713. Middelburg, Koninklijk Zeeuwsch Genootschap, 1986. Wrappers. With 17 plates. IX,294 pp. [Boeknr.: 6133 ]

€ 30,00

VISSER, W. de. Piet Hein en de zilvervloot. Oorlog en handel in de West. Hilversum, 2001. Wrappers. With many illustrations (some in colours). 88 pp. [Boeknr.: 3580 ]

€ 15,00

VRIES, Simon de. Wonderen soo aen als in, en wonder-gevallen soo op als ontrent de zeeën, rivieren, meiren, poelen en fonteynen: historischer; ondersoeckender, en redenvoorstellender wijs verhandeld. Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1687.4to. Contemporary blind tooled vellum (top of spine and front cover sl. damaged). With etched allegorical title-page by Jan Luijken (skilfully remargined with loss of one word (Boeck-verkoper) of last line). (16),688,(56) pp. Probably first edition, an Amsterdam edition of 1667, cited by Bierens de Haan, appears to be a ghost. - Includes numerous references to natural history of Europe, North and South America, and Africa, also including piracy and shipwrecks. - Except some minor stains on first lvs, a fine large paper copy. - Rare.Van Eeghen & Van der Kellen 134; Bierens de Haan 5206 note; Cat. NHSM II, p.716; European Americana IV, 687/145; SAB IV, p.699. [Boeknr.: 28416 ]

€ 1100,00

WEBER, R.E.J. De beveiliging van de zee tegen Europeesche en Barbarijnsche zeeroovers 1609-1621. Amsterdam, Noord-Hollandsche Uitgeversmaatschappij, 1936. 8vo. Cloth. With frontispiece. X,233 pp. - (Werken Commissie Zeegeschiedenis). [Boeknr.: 2566 ]

€ 30,00


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