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LUDOLPH, Job. Nieuwe doch aanmerkens-waardige historie van Abissinien, andersints Ethiopien, getrokken uit de Latijnsche historie .. en nu in't Nederduitsch gebracht door Willem Calebius. Utrecht, Johannes Ribbius, 1687.4to. Later half vellum, with old brocade-paper to boards. With folding map (mounted on Japanese paper) and 8 engraved plates (3 folding). 222,(10) pp. First Dutch edition. - The treatise by the scholar, Job (Hiob) Ludolf (1624-1704), was first published in Latin, Historia Aethiopica, in 1681, and is regarded as the first authoritative account of Abyssinia. He has been called the 'founder of Ethiopian studies in Europe'. Although he never visited the country, Ludolf formed a close working relationship with an Ethiopian monk resident in Rome, himself clearly a highly intelligent man. From this fruitful partnership emerged grammars and dictionaries of the classical Ethiopian language as well as a lengthy history of the country. The large folding map by Tellez, is a landmark of cartography, as it is the first to show the source of the Blue Nile at Lake Tana. The fine plates depict illustrations of Ethiopean fauna, a banana plant, decapitation of missionnaries, etc.- (Owner's name on title-page; partly dampstaining, slight browning, stronger to one quire). - Rare Dutch edition.Tiele 702; Cat. NHSM I, p.203; Cox I, p.365: Still a valuable work; Gay 2658; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.395. [Boeknr.: 28870 ]

€ 1550,00

MACAU, Jacques. La Suede et Madagascar au début du 18me siècle. Aix-en-Provence, Université de Provence, 1973. Folio. Wrappers. 204 lvs. Institut d'Histoire des Pays d' Outre-Mer. - Cette étude a l'apparence d'une catalogue. Elle se compose en effet avant tout de traductions d'une thèse universitaire, de trois articles degrands historiens suédois, de documents d'archives reproduits en annexe ainsi que de compilations basées sur divers travaux (Introduction). [Boeknr.: 35605 ]

€ 45,00

MADAGASCAR. Madagaskars (Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802-07).Handcoloured aquatint plate by L. Portman after J. Kuyper, depicting a man and woman from Madagascar. Ca. 13,5 x 9 cm. In: M. Stuart, De mensch zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol. - The first Dutch treatise on geographical anthropology. - Fine.Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 448; Tiele 1065. [Boeknr.: 32972 ]

€ 45,00

MAKIN, William J. South of Suez. London, Jarrolds, (ca. 1931).Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 28 photographic illustrations. 286 pp. From the contents: African nights - Prancing niggers - Barmaids- and ladies - Diamonds - Tropic prisons - East coast - The broken men - Voodoo - Africa's underworld - On trek - With the Prince. [Boeknr.: 9780 ]

€ 55,00

MALAN, François Stephanus. Die konvensie-dagboek van sy edelagbare François Stephanus Malan 1908-1909. Uitgegee en toegelig met inleiding en voetnote deur J.F. Preller. Engelse vertaling deur A.J. de Villiers. Kaapstad, 1951 Cloth. With plates. 276 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 32 - François Stephanus Malan ( 1871- 1941) was a Cape delegate to the National Convention in Durban, which negotiated the terms of the Union of South Africa. [Boeknr.: 32778 ]

€ 25,00

MALET, Rawdon. Les périls de la grande chasse. Traduit de l'Anglais. Paris, Payot, 1946. Original pictorial wrappers, uncut. 243 pp. Bibliothèque Géographique. - English translation of: Unforgiving minutes; a book of dangerous game. London, 1934. Written by Rowdon Malet, a pseudonym of Martin Stephens. 'This book includes hunting elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros and the like based lightly on his own experiences, but mostly on those of such noted hunters as Samuel Baker and others' (Czech, An annotated bibliography of African big game hunting books, p.179). [Boeknr.: 22689 ]

€ 20,00

MANNING, Patrick. Slavery and African life. Occidental, oriental, and African slave trades. Cambridge, University Press, (1990). Wrappers. With maps. XI,236 pp. [Boeknr.: 27313 ]

€ 25,00

MATHAREL, Victor de. Vues des provinces d'Alger, de Constantine et d'Oran. Paris, Gihaut Frères, (1841).2 volumes. Oblong folio. Original pictorial lithographed wrappers (some fraying). 12 tinted lithographed views by Victor de Matharel, printed by Lemercier, Bernard et cie. Ca. 36 x 55 cm. Twelve superb views of Algeria: Mazagran - Mostaganem, fort des Cigognes - M. Silah, ville du Saarah -Saïda, fort d'Abd-el-Kader - Bougie - El-Kantara a Constntine - Alger - Medeah, province de Titerie - Oran, vue prise de la marine - Marabout près Mascara - Sidi Yacoub près d'Alger - Bône, des ruines d'Hippone. - (Some light foxing in blank margins). - A fine set of rare large plates of Algeria. [Boeknr.: 36236 ]

€ 2750,00

MAX O'RELL. (BLOUET, Leon Paul). John Bull & Co. The great colonial branches of the firm: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 20th thousand. London, Frederick Warne & Co., 1894.Original pictorial cloth (top of spine sl. dam.). With many illustrations. XX,322 pp. First edition published in the same year. - 'A witty and humerous, but caustically written account of the principal British colonies' (Mendelssohn I, p.141). Ferguson 7154; NZNB B1050. [Boeknr.: 2111 ]

€ 40,00

MAYO, William Starbuck. Kaloolah, or journeyings to the Djébel Kumri: an autobiography of Jonathan Romer. New York, G.P. Putnam, 1849.Original embossed green cloth with pictorial gilt decoration on front, spine lettered in gilt. With tinted lithographed frontispiece and title-page. XI,514 pp. First edition. - Mayo's (1812-1895) first novel, a tremendous succes going not less than nine editions till 1900. 'An adventure in three parts, the first detailing the early life of the hero, Jonathan Romer, an inquisitive youth from upper New York State. Based on Mayo's own experiences. In the second part, Roner goes to sea. He survives the capsizing of an American schooner off the Canaries and is forced into service aboard a Spanish slave ship. In the third part Romer is shipwrecked again off Spanish Morocco, is enslaved by Arabs and taken to Timbuktu' (Howgego V, M24). 'A predecessor to Rider Haggard genre (lost race novel)' (DAB). - (Some marginal staining). Gay 457: C'est un récit d'aventures fabuleuses, sorte d'utopie satirique. [Boeknr.: 25680 ]

€ 175,00

McKIERNAN, Gerald. The narrative and journal of Gerald McKiernan in South West Africa 1874-1879. Edited, with introduction & notes by P. Serton. Cape Town, 1954 Cloth. With folding map and plates. 193 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 35.- Gerald McKiernan was an American trader, operating in South West Africa in the last decade before German colonial rule. The manuscript consists of a narrative of 5 years' travel in Africa, from 1875 to 1879, and a diary which he kept from 1877 to 1879. The author travelled widely, probably reaching well into Angola. [Boeknr.: 32777 ]

€ 25,00

MEES, W.C. Maria Quevellerius huisvrouw van Jan van Riebeeck en haar omgeving. Assen, Van Gorcum & Comp., 1952. Wrappers. With plates. 144 pp. Maria van Riebeeck (née de la Queillerie; 1629 - 1664) was a French Huguenot who was the first wife of Jan van Riebeeck, the Dutch colonial administrator and first commander of the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope. [Boeknr.: 6488 ]

€ 18,00

MEINTJES, Johannes. De Boerenoorlog in beeld. Haarlem, Fibula-Van Dishoeck, (1978). 4to. Pictorial boards. With 373 illustrations of the Boer-war in South Africa (1899-1902). 172 pp. [Boeknr.: 30765 ]

€ 18,00

MERRIMAN, John Xavier. Selections from the correspondence of J.X. Merriman (1870-1890). Edited by Phyllis Lewsen with introduction & footnotes. Kaapstad, 1960-1969. 4 volumes. Cloth. With maps and plates. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 41,44,47,50. - John X. Merriman's (1841-1926) was one of the most brilliant politicians at the Cape. His long political career spanned most of the major political events of the late-19th and early 20th-century, culminating in the prime minister's office just before Union in 1910. [Boeknr.: 32771 ]

€ 65,00

MERWE, H.J.J.M. van der. (Ed.). Scheepsjournael ende daghregister. (Fragmente uit 17de-eeuse Nederlandse skeepsjoernale, 'n verkorte weergave van Jan van Riebeeck se Dagregister volgens die Kaapse teks, die Dagboek van Francois de Cuiper, 1725, en uittreksels uit Lewies Trigardt se Dagboek). Tekste vyeengebring, versorg en van aantekeninge en 'n glossarium voorsien. 2e vermeerderde druk. Pretoria, J.L. van Schaik, 1964. Boards. With plates. XIII,285 pp. [Boeknr.: 35111 ]

€ 40,00

MILLIN, Sarah Gertrude. Rhodes. London, Chatto & Windus, 1933.Cloth (sl. stained, innerhinges loosening). With frontispiece. VI,389 pp. Sarah Gertrude Millin (née Liebson 1889 - 1968), was a South African author. Her biography of Cecil Rhodes is still considered to be an authoritative source of information on the diamond magnate's life. [Boeknr.: 11157 ]

€ 30,00

MILO, Taco Hayo. De geheime onderhandelingen tusschen de Bataafsche en Fransche Republieken van 1795 tot 1797 in verband met de expeditie van schout bij nacht E. Lucas naar de Kaap de Goede Hoop. Den Helder, v/h C. de Boer, 1942. Wrappers. With portraits. XII,296 pp. [Boeknr.: 6490 ]

€ 20,00

MOLTENO, Percy Alport. Selections from the correspondence of Percy Alport Molteno 1892-1914. Edited by Vivian Solomon. Cape Town, 1981. Cloth. With plates. (14),367 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 12. - Percy Molteno (1861-1937) was a son of Sir John Molteno, first prime minister of the Cape Colony. Trained as a lawyer, he married the daughter of Sir Donald Currie, the shipping magnate, and went to work for his father-in-law in England. He remained passionately interested in the political life of the colony and conducted a wide-ranging correspondence with many of its leading luminaries. [Boeknr.: 34539 ]

€ 25,00

MOREE, Perry. A concise history of Dutch Mauritius, 1598-1710. A fruitful and healthy land. London, International Institute for Asian Studies, 1998. Wrappers. With 27 plates. (12),127 pp. [Boeknr.: 20401 ]

€ 30,00

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

MURRAY, Marischal. Ships and South Africa. A maritime chronicle of the Cape with particular reference to mail and passenger liners from the early days of steam down the present. With a foreword by J.C. Smuts. Oxford, University Press, London, Humphrey Milford, 1933. Cloth. With plates. XXVI,360 pp. Including separate chapters on shipwrecks and disasters [Boeknr.: 35054 ]

€ 125,00

NAPIER, E. ELERS. Excursions in Southern Africa, including a history of the Cape Colony, an account of the native tribes, etc. London, William Shoberl, 1849.2 volumes. Original embossed red cloth, spines later half morocco, lettered in gilt. With engraved frontispiece view of Cape Town, 2 portraits and 6 woodengravings. XXX,359; IV,456 pp. First edition; with bookplate of I. & F.W. Hosken. - An account of the Cape Colony from the earliest period of settlement down to the Kaffir War of 1876-7. The work is a critique of the British Government in the Cape and the original draft was, according to the author, rejected by several publishers on the grounds that it was too outspoken on the failures of its subject (Mendelssohn II, p.75). - Added an autograph letter by Napier. - Fine.SAB III, p.429. [Boeknr.: 34997 ]

€ 495,00

NAUDÉ, Adèle. Cape Album. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1979. 8vo. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations. 112 pp. Signed by the author. - An overall picture of life in Cape Town and its surroundings in the first half of the nineteenth century. [Boeknr.: 35046 ]

€ 25,00

NETTELBECK, Joachim. Ein Mann. Des Seefahrers und aufrechten Bürgers Joachim Nettelbeck wundersame Lebensgeschichte von ihm selbst erzählt.Verlag: Ebenhausen bei München, Wilhelm Langewiesche - Brandt, Ebenhausen bei München, Wilhelm Langewiesche - Brandt, 1910. Contemporary half calf. With portrait and woodcut initials. 459 pp. Joachim Nettelbeck (1738-1824) extensively reports on his second slave journey in his memoirs. He opposes the image that slave traders such as himself had committed daily atrocities towards slaves. Nettelbeck is the only sailor to have published his experiences aboard a Dutch slave ship (Henk den Heijer, Nederlands.slavernij-verleden, p. 222-223). [Boeknr.: 36393 ]

€ 65,00

NEWTON, Johan. Cardiphonia, of gemeenzaame brieven .. zijnde deezen geschreeven aan zijne egtgenoote, geduurende drie reizen naar Afrika, in de jaaren 1750 tot 1754. Uit het Engelsch vertaald, door M. van Werkhoven, en uitgegeeven met een Voorbericht, door Cornelis Brem. Amsterdam, Martinus de Bruyn, 1792 -1794.3 volumes. Contemporary half green calf, spines gilt (top of spine vol. II skilfully rep.). XXXVIII,(2),496; (4),518,(31); XXXVI,458 pp. Vol. I-II third edition, vol. III first edition. - Several contemporary accounts of slave captains survive. John Newton (1725-1807) is probably the best known of the captains, not only because his published journals contain one of the most detailed descriptions of everyday life in the trade, but also because he later fought vigorously for abolition. His hymn 'Amazing Grace' has been a particular favorite of black congregations for generations (Rodriguez, Historical encyclopedia of world slavery, I, p.128). He was a supercargo on a slave ship engaged in the Gold Coast and other ports of Guinea. His letters are one of the most inspiring antislavery stories. - (Blank margins end of vol. III stained). - A fine set of this rare Dutch edition..Cardinall 372 & 398; Cf. Hogg 727. [Boeknr.: 36401 ]

€ 625,00

NICOLAAS, Eveline sint & Valika SMEULDERS. (Red.). Slavernij. Het verhaal van João, Wally, Oopjen, Paulus, Van Bengalen, Surapati, Sapali, Tula, Dirk, Lohkay. Amsterdam, Rijks Museum, Atlas Contact, 2021. Wrappers. With many coloured illustrations. 350 pp. Exhibition Rijksmuseum: Slavernij. Een meerstemmige tentoonstelling. [Boeknr.: 36397 ]

€ 30,00

NIENABER, P.J. & C.J.P. le ROUX. Vrystaat-fokus. Pretoria, 1982. 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With photographical illustrations (several in colours) by Etienne Botha. 97 pp. [Boeknr.: 17213 ]

€ 20,00

NOBLE, John. (Ed.). Illustrated official handbook of the Cape and South Africa. A résumé of the history, conditions, populations, productions, and resources of the several colonies, states, and territories. Cape Town, Johannesburg, J.C. Juta & Co., 1893.Original decorated cloth. With folding coloured map and many photographic illustrations and plates and advertisements. XVI,568; 43 pp. A fine copy of a comprehensive guide-book. Mendelssohn II, p.107; SAB III, p.552. [Boeknr.: 35154 ]

€ 95,00

NOBLE, John. South Africa, past and present; a short history of the European settlements at the Cape. London, Longmans & Co., 1877.Original brown cloth (sl. soiled; 1 hinge cracked), spine lettered in gilt. XIV,345 pp. First edition. - This compilation affords a continuous narrative of everything 'that is most noticeable in the political history of the colonies and states of South Africa' down to the first annexation of the Transvaal in 1877. The work is concise and unbiassed, and should be suitable as a 'reader' for educational classes and manual for schools (Mendessohn II, p.106).SAB III, p.553 [Boeknr.: 35005 ]

€ 75,00

NOBLE, John. Zuid-Afrika, zijn verleden en zijn heden. Eene beknopte geschiedenis van de Europeesche volkplantingen aan de Kaap. Uit het Engelsch. Amsterdam, J.C. Schröder, 1878.Original green cloth, with gilt lettering. XVI,416,(2) pp. First published in London in 1877: South Africa, past and present, a short history of the European settlements at the Cape. This compilation affords a continuous narrative of everything 'that is most noticeable in the political history of the colonies and states of South Africa' down to the first annexation of the Transvaal in 1877. The work is concise and unbiassed, and should be suitable as a 'reader' for educational classes and manual for schools (Mendessohn II, p.106).SAB III, p.553. [Boeknr.: 30849 ]

€ 75,00

ODENDAAL, Bernardus Johannes. Die kerklike betrekkinge tussen Suid-Afrika en Nederland (1652-1952) veral met betrekking tot die Ned. Geref. Kerk. Franeker, T. Wever, 1957. Wrappers. 295 pp. Thesis. - The ecclesiastical relations between South Africa and the Netherlands (1652-1952). [Boeknr.: 30867 ]

€ 30,00

OISTERWIJK, B. van. Vier ontdekkingsreizigers. Heinrich Barth (1821-1865), luitenant-kolonel Flatters (1832-1881), Nordenskjold (1832-1901), Fritjof Nansen (1861 - ). Amsterdam, F.H.J. Bekker, (1905). Original decorated blue cloth. 161 pp. [Boeknr.: 36349 ]

€ 45,00

ONZE AARDE. Maanschrift onder redactie van W. van Bemmelen, J.H.G. Kremer, J.C. Lamster, W.G.N. van der Sleen, A.N.J. Thomassen à Thuessink van der Hoop, Ph.C. Visser. Jaargang I. Amsterdam, Holkema & Warendorf, 1928. 12 issues. 4to. Wrappers. With photographic illustrations and some coloured plates. Contributions by Dutch scholars on international expeditions. [Boeknr.: 34855 ]

€ 45,00

OOSTINDIE, G. (Ed.). Colonialism and slavery. An alternative history of the port city of Rotterdam. Leiden, Leiden University Press, 2021. Wrappers. With illustrations. 200 pp. In this book the focus uniquely lies on the colonial and slavery part of a city. Rotterdam, the second-largest Dutch city, is one of the leading European port cities. Its maritime expansion was intrinsically linked to Dutch colonialism, including slave trading and colonial slavery in the Americas, Africa and Asia. [Boeknr.: 36406 ]

€ 50,00

PAESIE, Ruud. Het VOC-fluitschip Stavenisse en de ontdekking van Terra Natal. Amsterdam, Bataafsche Leeuw, 2002. 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 237 pp. The VOC-ship Stavenisse wrecked off the coast of Terra Natal in South Africa in 1686. [Boeknr.: 25309 ]

€ 45,00

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 ]

€ 35,00

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

PALGRAVE, William Coates. The commissions of W.C. Palgrave. Special emissary to South West Africa 1876-1885. Cape Town, 1990. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXXIV,441pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 21. - William Coates Palgrave (1833-1897) was active in South West Africa (Namibia) over a period of 25 years. As Special Commissioner to Hereroland and Namaland, he undertook 5 consecutive commissions to that country on behalf of the Cape government. This volume, containing the official journals, or minutes and reports produced during the commissions, records the life of a country on the brink of colonisation. [Boeknr.: 34554 ]

€ 25,00

PARAVICINI DI CAPELLI, Willem Bartholomé Eduard. Reize in de binnen-landen van Zuid-Africa. Gedaan in den jaare 1803. Uitgegee en toegelig met inleiding, voetnote, sketskaarte en verkorte weergawe in het Engels deur W.J. de Kock. Kaapstad, 1965. Cloth. With folding map and plates. XXXIII,290 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 46. - Paravicini di Capelli (1778-1848) was an artillery-captain at the time of the Batavian Republic and aide-de-camp of the Cape governor, General Jan Willem Janssens. He travelled with the governor into the interior, keeping an official journal as well as his own, and was active in preparations of the Cape against attack by the British, travelling widely during this period. [Boeknr.: 32761 ]

€ 35,00

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

PARKINSON, Sydney. A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s Ship, The Endeavour. Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks on his late expedition, with Dr. Solander, round the World. London, printed for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773.Large 4to. Contemporary polished calf, skilfully rebacked, spine gilt with red morocco title label. With engraved frontispiece portrait by J. Newton, engraved map and 26 engraved plates. XXIII,212 pp. + errata leaf. First edition of the principal alternative account of Cook’s first voyage. - 'This is an account of the first expedition under the command of Captain Cook, 1768-1771. Parkinson was engaged as natural history draughtsman by Sir Joseph Banks, to accompany him and Captain Cook in the Endeavour to the South Seas. Parkinson made numerous drawings of botanical and other subjects, including landscapes and portraits of native chiefs. After exploring Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, the expedition reached Batavia. On leaving for the Cape of Good Hope, Parkinson succumbed to fever and dysentery and was burried at sea' (Hill p.462). Parkinson's manuscripts and drawings became a matter of dispute. Banks considered that they were his, while Parkinson' brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother's will. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he obtained an injunction to prevent it appearing until some time after the official account. 'Although physically the most impressive of the unofficial narratives the work's merit lies in its sidelights on incidents during the voyage' (NZNB). The book includes important vocabularies of the languages of Tahite, New Zealand, New Holland, Savoo, Batavia (Low Malay), the coast of Malabar, Sumatra, Ceram, Madagascar, and of the natives on the river Gambia in Africa. This is the first work to identify the kangaroo by name, and Parkinson is the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. - (Some offsetting of the plates). - With armorial bookplate of Waldham Wyndham. - A very attractive large paper copy.Sabin 58787; Hill 1308; NZNB 4466; Du Rietz, Kroepelien, 944; Beddie 712; O'Reilly & Reitman 371 [Boeknr.: 34159 ]

€ 9750,00

PÉRIER, Gaston-Denys. Moukanda. Choix de lectures sur le Congo et quelques régions voisines. 2e édition. Bruxelles, J. Lebègue & Cie, 1924.Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, original wrappers preserved. With many photographic illustrations. 372 pp. First published in 1914. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 10857 ]

€ 45,00

PESKIN, Lawrence A. Captives and countrymen. Barbary slavery and the American public, 1785-1816. Baltimore, The John Hopkins University Press, (2009). Cloth, with dust-jacket. IX,256 pp. 'In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the Barbary States capured and held for ranson nearly five hundred American sailors'. [Boeknr.: 33165 ]

€ 35,00

PHILIP, John. Researches in South Africa; illustrating the civil, moral, and religious condition of the native tribes: including journals of the author's travels in the interior; together with detailed accounts of the progress of the Christian missions, exhibiting the influence of Christianity in promoting civilization. London, James Duncan, 1828.2 volumes. Later half green morocco, with red title-labels on spines. With engraved view of Bethelsdorp, folding map of South Africa (top missing), and sketch of the institution of the Theopolis. XXXV,403; VIII,450 pp. First edition. - Few books on South African matters have been the subject of such fierce denunciation and bitter criticisms as these volumes. The author proceeded to South Africa in the service of the London Missionary Society in 1819, and soon became a most drastic censor of the methods pursued towards the nativs by the colonists, and the policy of the colonial government with regard to native affairs. When the Researches in South Africa were published a large amount of public indignation was aroused, and the subject was brought before the Houses of Parliament, considerable changes in the administration of native affairs in South Africa being eventually brought about. The volumes afford considerable information respecting the natives and colonists in the first quarter of the nineteenth century (Mendelssohn II, p.160-161). - (Browned).SAB III, p.665 [Boeknr.: 34998 ]

€ 550,00

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

PLESSIS, A.P. du. Die Nederlanse emigratie na Suid-Afrika. Sekere aspekte rakende voorbereiding tot aanpassing. The Dutch emigration to South Africa. Some aspects concerning preparation for adjustment. With a summary in English. Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Teerhuis & Klinkenberg, 1956. Wrappers.250 pp. - (Thesis). [Boeknr.: 35081 ]

€ 75,00

PLOEGER, J. & Anna H. SMITH. Pictorial atlas of the history of the Union of South Africa. Plate-atlas van die geskiedenis van die Unie van Suid-Afrika. Pretoria, J.L. van Schaik, 1949. Folio. Cloth, with dust-jacket (dam.). With many illustrations and plates. 196 pp. [Boeknr.: 35039 ]

€ 45,00

PREVOST, Antoine François. Historische beschryving der reizen of nieuwe en volkoome verzameling van de aller-waardigste en zeldsaamste zee- en landtogten .. Naauwkeurig in't Nederduitsch overgebragt .. 's Gravenhage, Pieter de Hondt, Amsterdam, Wed. S. Schouten, a.o., 1747-1767.21 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with floral motifs and red labels. With 21 title-pages printed in red and black, engraved portrait of the author, 20 engraved headpieces (vol. I-XX), 27 text-engravings depicting the Governors General of the Dutch East Indies, 195 engraved maps and plans (134 folding) and 365 engraved plates (90 folding) by Jacob van der Schley a.o. First Dutch edition edited by J.P.J. du Bois. This is an enlarged translation of the first 17 books of the French edition, Histoire generale des voyages, Amsterdam 1746-1761; largely based on John Green's series A new general collection of voyages and travels, London 1745-1747. 'An important and scarce collection, which includes accounts of all the principal early Australian voyages, such as Saavedra, Gaetano, Torres, Mendana, Quiros, and the Nodals, as well as an account of the discovery of Australia by the Dutch, early voyages to New Guinea and the Palau Islands, and Roggeveen’s voyage to Terres Australes. African voyages include the early Portuguese and English voyages to West Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, with a general account of the Dutch at the Cape. Pacific voyages include those of Magellan, Schouten and Le Maire, Drake, Sarmiento, Cavendish, Spilbergen, Narbrough, Rogers, Cowley, Frezier and Anson. Particularly full accounts are given of the Dutch and French voyages to the East Indies, voyages to China, and the British East India Company’s voyages to India and Celyon’ (Hill p. 492). .Vast collection of travel accounts including most of the early American and Australian voyages and travels. Full accounts are given of the Portuguese, English, Dutch (VOC) and French voyages to the East Indies, Africa, China, Tartary & Tibet, Arabia, etc. Volumes XX-XXI are original additions to the French editions : Lives of the governors-general of the Dutch East Indies and Dutch East Indies natural history. - (Wormholes in blank margin at the end of Vol. XXI; top of vol. ! & XIII repaired with brown tape; top of vol. VI, VIII & XIV sl. dam.). - A very attractive set of this famous compilation of the most thorough and comprehensive account of exploration published in the eighteenth century. Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM I, p.108; Landwehr, VOC, 267; Sabin 65405; Hill 1391 (French ed.). [Boeknr.: 34247 ]

€ 16500,00

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 ]

€ 950,00

PUCKLER-MUSKAU, Hermann Ludwig Heinrich. Mehemed Ali en deszelfs gebied. Door den schrijver der brieven eens afgestorvenen (prins Puckler Muskau). Nubië en Sudan. Amersfoort, W.J. van Bommel, Van Vloten, 1847. Contemporary half cloth. VI,305 pp. In 1846 a Dutch edition was published of the first part of this book on the dominion of Mohammed Alia dealing with Egypt: Aus Mehmed Ali's Reich. Stuttgart 1844. 'Pückler Muskau is one of the most interesting travellers of his period; he journeyed extensively in Europe and Africa. He was a keen observer and a witty and sensitive writer, ready to note all sorts of facts and impressions of men and manners, although his great interest was landscape and landscape gardening' (Blackmer 1362). 'A boastful, exuberant, miles gloriosus-like tale by this 'Prince'. A great friend and defender of Mohammed Ali' (Kalfatovic, Nile notes, 0343).Gay 2198 (French ed.); Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.145; Kainbacher p.326; not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 31756 ]

€ 275,00

RAMOS, Arthur. Die Negerkulturen in der neuen Welt. Übersetzt und eingeleitet von Richard Katz. Erlenbach, Eugen Rentsch, (1947). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With photographic plates. 203 pp. [Boeknr.: 23797 ]

€ 20,00

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 ]

€ 40,00

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

€ 30,00

REEDE TOT DRAKENSTEIN, Hendrik Adriaan van. H.A. van Reede tot Drakestein, journaal van zijn verblijf aan de Kaap. Medegedeeld door A. Hulshof. Utrecht, Kemink en Zoon, 1941. Wrappers. With portrait. 245 pp. Historisch Genootschap. - Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Drakenstein (1636 - 1691) was a military man and a colonial administrator of the Dutch East India Company and naturalist. [Boeknr.: 7519 ]

€ 35,00

REIBELL. L'épopée Saharienne. Carnet de route de la mission Saharienne Foureau-Lamy (1898-1900). Préface du général de Chambrun. Paris, Plon, (1931). Modern cloth (soiled), uncut. With folding map, 4 drawings and 11 photographic illustrations. XXIII,422 pp. Trip from Algeria to Congo. [Boeknr.: 23791 ]

€ 45,00

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

RICHARDSON, Lawrence. Selected correspondence (1902-1903). Edited by Arthur M. Davey. Cape Town, 1977. Cloth. With maps and plates. 219 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 8. - Lawrence Richardson (c.1869-1953), a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), was involved in two fact-finding and humanitarian missions to South Africa in the wake of the South African War. [Boeknr.: 34531 ]

€ 25,00

RIEBEECK, Jan Anthonisz. van. Daghregister gehouden by den oppercoopman Jan Anthonisz van Riebeeck. 1651-1662. Inleiding, tekstversorging en taalkundige aantekeningen deur D.B. Bosman, geskiedkundige aantekeninge deur H.B. Thom. Kaapstad, A.A. Balkema, 1952-57. 3 volumes. Cloth. With maps and plates. XLVI,473; XII,491; XVI,584 pp. Uitgawe van die Van Riebeeck-Vereniging. - Jan van Riebeeck (1618-1677) was the founder and first commander for the VOC of the Cape of Good Hope. - A fine set. [Boeknr.: 6496 ]

€ 225,00

RIEBEECK, Jan Anthonisz. van. Dagverhaal (1652-1662). (Edited by W.G. Brill). Utrecht, Kemink & Zoon, 1884-93.3 volumes. Original cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With photograph portrait. XII,605; XII,621; XI,755 pp. Werken Historisch Genootschap. - First printing of Jan van Riebeecks (1618-1677) diary. He was founder and first commander for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) of the Cape of Good Hope. For many years it was the main source of information for anyone studying Van Riebeeck and his time at the Cape. - A fine set. [Boeknr.: 6498 ]

€ 450,00

RIEBEECK, Jan Anthonisz. van. Jan van Riebeeck gründet die Kapstadt. Ein Auszug aus seinem Tagebuch (1652-62). Bearbeitet von Adolf Gabler. München, Ernst Reinhardt, 1936. Cloth. With folding map and 2 portraits. 275 pp. [Boeknr.: 35122 ]

€ 30,00

RIEBEECK, Jan Anthonisz. van. Journal, 1651 - 1662. Edited and with an introduction and footnotes by H.B. Thom. Cape town, A.A. Balkema, 1952-58. 3 volumes. Original cloth (spines vol. II-III stained). With plates. XLVI,395; XVIII,406; XVIII,531 pp. Van Riebeeck Society. - Jan van Riebeeck (1618-1677) was founder and first commander for the VOC of the Cape of Good Hope. [Boeknr.: 6500 ]

€ 225,00

RIOU, Edward. The last voyage of the Guardian, lieutenant Riou, commander 1789-1791. Edited with an introduction by M.D. Nash. Cape Town, 1989. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXXIX,243 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 20. - The Guardian sailed from Spithead in September 1789 with stores for Britain's new colony in New South Wales. Thirteen days out from the Cape of Good Hope she struck an iceberg that tore away her rudder and most of her keel. Half the ship's company took to the boats, only one of which survived the stormy 1300-mile voyage back to the Cape. A month later, through exemplary courage and seamanship and against all probabilities, the crippled Guardian herself sailed into Table Bay. The full and fascinating story of the Guardian's voyage is told here in the ship's logs and letters. [Boeknr.: 34555 ]

€ 25,00

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

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Afrikanische Wanderungen eines Naturforschers und Jägers. Deutsche autorisierte Ausgabe. Übersetzung von Max Kullnick. Berlin, Paul Parey, 1910.Original pictorial cloth, with gilt lettering (extremities of spine sl. dam.). With map and 48 plates after photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and drawings by Ph.R. Goodwin. XVI,464 pp. First German edition, first published in New York in 1910: African game trails. - Hunting adventures in British East Africa. 'One of the most famous of all big-game hunting epics, with its larger than life sportsmen, was almost continnuously in print until the 1930s. Roosevelt's total bag was enormous even by the liberal standards of that era' (Czech p.238-39).Kainbacher p.348. [Boeknr.: 24786 ]

€ 65,00

ROSS, Edward. Diary of the siege of Mafeking October 1899 to May 1900. Edited by Brian P. Willan. Cape Town, 1980. Cloth. With plates. 260 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 11. - Edward Ross, Mafeking's auctioneer, is best-known for his role in the production of banknotes during the siege. His diary is amongst the finest of the many accounts of the siege, recording the activities of Mafeking's residents as well as the military aspects of the siege. [Boeknr.: 34540 ]

€ 25,00

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

SANDYS, (George). Voyagien, behelsende een historie van de oorspronckelijcke ende tegenwoordige standt des Turcksen rijcks: hare wetten/ regeeringe/ politie/ krijghs-macht/ hooven van justitie/ ende koophandel. Als mede, van Egypten .. Neffens een beschrijvinge van het H. Landt .. Eyndelyck, Italien beschreven met hare nabuerighe eylanden; als Cyprus/ Creta/ Malta/ Sicilia/ de Aolische eylanden; van Roomen/ Venetien/ Napels/ Syracusa/ Mesena/ Aetna/ Scylla/ ende Charybdis/ etc. Uyt 't Engels vertaelt door J. G(lazemaker). Amsterdam, Jacob Beniamin,1653.4to. Later marbled boards. With engraved title, 3 engraved plates and 26 full or half-page engravings in the text. 292 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in London in 1615: A relation of a journey begun an.Dom. 1610. Foure bookes, containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Egypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy, and islands adjoyning - George Sandys (1578-1644) was the son of the Archbishop of York and a literary figure of some standing. In 1609 he set sail for the East and he spent the next year travelling in Turkey, Egypt and Palestine and later studied antiquities in Rome. His observations first appeared in English in 1615 and his text was soon regarded as a special authority on the Levant. He has been called the first 'classical tourist' of England. Sandys also was interested in colonial promotion, and was one of the undertakers named in the third charter of the Virginia Company in 1611, and later treasurer and a member of the Council. This book also became popular in the Netherlands and was several times republished. - A fine clean copy.Tiele 959; Cat. NHSM I, p.255; Blackmer Collection 1484 (English edition); Atabey Collection 1087 (English edition); Weber 245; Röhricht p.232; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.210; O'Neill, The Ömer Koç Collection, 37 (English ed.); Tobler p.91-92. [Boeknr.: 33658 ]

€ 1950,00

SANDYS/ LE BLANC/ PINTO/ LITHGOUW. Four 17th century Dutch editions of classic travel-accounts of all parts of the world, bound in one volume. Translated by J.H. Glazemaker. Amsterdam, 1653-1654.4 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary vellum, munuscript names of authors on spine. With engraved plates. An attractive copy in very good condition. - With the bookplate of F.C. Koch.SANDYS, George. Voyagien, behelsende een historie .. des Turckenrijkcks .. als mede; van Aegypten .. neffens een beschrijvinge van het H. Landt .. eyndlyck, Italien beschreven met hare naburige eylanden .. Uyt't Engels vertaelt door I.G. Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin, 1653. With engraved title and 29 engraved plates and illustrations. 292 pp.First Dutch edition. - George Sandys (1578-1644) travelled in Turkey, Egypt and Palestine and later studied antiquities in Rome. He has been called the first 'classic tourist' of England.Tiele 959; Cat. NHSM I, p.255.LE BLANC, Vincent. De vermaarde reizen die hy sedert d'ouderdom van veertien jaren, tot aan die van zestig, in de vier delen des werrelts gedaan heeft; te weten in Oost- en Westindien, in Persien, Arabien, Pegu, en in meest alle de landen van Oostindien, in de koninkrijken van Fez en Marokko, in Guinea, en in't geheel innerlijk deel van Afrika, van de Kaap de Bone Esperance af, tot in Alexandria .. Nieuwelijks door J.H. Glazemaker uit de Fransche in de Nederlantsche taal vertaalt. Amsterdam, Jan Hendriksz & Jan Rieuwertsz., 1654. With engraved title and 7 engraved plates. 152; 116 pp.First Dutch edition. - Vincent Le Blanc (1554 - ca. 1640) seems to have travelled to most parts of the known world. 'Whether a book of authentic travels or a book of imagination and compilation, the fact remains that it was very succesful' (Borba de Moraes I, p.460.Tiele 647; Cat. NHSM I, p.133.PINTO, Fernao Mendes. De wonderlyke reizen .. die hy in de tijt van eenëntwintig jaren in Europa, Asia en Afrika, in de koninkrijken en landen van Abissyna, China, Japon, Tartarien, Siam, Calaminham, Pegu, Martabane, Bengale, Brama, Ormus, Batas, Queda, Aru, Pan, Ainan, Calempluy, Cochinchina, en byna ontellijke andere landen en plaatsen gedaan heeft. Nieuwelijks door J.H. Glazemaker vertaalt. Amsterdam, Jan Rieuwertsz. & Jan Hendriksz., 1653. With engraved title and 7 engraved plates. 280 pp.First Dutch edition 1652. - Fernao Mendes Pinto's (1509/10 - 1583) famous Peregrinaçao (1614) is now regarded as one of the finest travel books of all times. He draws on virtually everything he ever heard about Asia, blending a mixture of fact and fiction into an account of his own travels.Tiele 863; Cat. NHSM I, p.219.LITHGOW, William. 19 jaarige lant-reyse, uyt Schotlant nae de vermaerde deelen des werelts Europa, Asia en Africa .. het besichtigen van 48 oude en moderne koninckrijcken, 21 republijcken, 10 absolute vorstendommen, en 200 eylanden. .. Uyt't Engels overgeset. Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin, 1653. With engraved title and 7 engraved plates and illustrations. (4),186; 98 pp.First Dutch edition 1652. - William Lithgow (1582 - 1645 ?) travelled, in three journeys and mostly on foot, through Europe, Greece, Turkey, Crete, the Levant, Egypt and North Africa, covering in all, he estimated, more than 36.000 miles. Embedded in his euphuistic narrative are the first reports of such novelties as coffe-drinking in Europe, Turkish baths, the Aleppo-Baghdad pigeon post, artificial incubation, and Turkish tobacco pipes.Tiele 695; Cat. NHSM I, p.133. [Boeknr.: 29013 ]

€ 8750,00

SCHÄDLER, K.F. Afrikanische Kunst in Deutschen Privat-Sammlungen. - African art in private German collections. - L'art Africain dans les collections privées Allemandes. München, (1973). 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 522 illustrations (several in colours). 363 pp. - Important reference work. [Boeknr.: 26823 ]

€ 75,00

SCHÄDLER, K.F. Keramik aus Schwarz-Afrika und Alt-Amerika. Die Sammlung Hans Wolf - Zürich. Ceramics from Black-Africa and Ancient America. The Hans Wolf Collection - Zurich. Céramique de l'Afrique Noire et d'Amérique Précolumbienne. La Collection Hans Wolf-Zurich. Zürich, Primart, 1985. 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 345 pp. [Boeknr.: 26863 ]

€ 55,00

SCHAPERA, I. (Ed.). Western civilization and the natives of South Africa. Studies in culture contact. London, George Routledge and Sons, 1934.Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt (spine sl. dam.). With 2 double-page maps and 11 photographic plates. XIV,312 pp. First edition. - Contributions by I. Schapera, W.M. Eiselen, W.G.A. Mears, G.P. Lestrade, Percival R. Kirby, a.o. [Boeknr.: 35013 ]

€ 45,00

SCHEBESTA, Paul. Among Congo pigmies. Translated from the German by Gerald Griffin. London, Hutchinson & Co., (1933).Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 3 maps and 89 photographic illustrations. 287 pp. First published in Leipzig in 1932 Bambuti, die Zwerge vom Kongo. - Paul Schebesta (1887-1967) wrote one of the first monographs on the pigmies in Africa. [Boeknr.: 8916 ]

€ 75,00

SCHILLINGS, C(arl) G(eorg). Mit Blitzlicht und Büchse im Zauber des Eleléscho. 11. Auflage. Leipzig, R. Voigtländer, (ca. 1922). Pictorial cloth (sl. soiled). With 83 photographic illustrations. 386 pp. - Czech p.142 (English ed.); Kainbacher p.366. [Boeknr.: 24685 ]

€ 45,00

SCHILLINGS, C(arl) G(eorg). With flashlight and rifle. A record of hunting adventures and of studies in wild life on equatorial East Africa. Translated by Fr. Whyte, with an introduction by H.H. Johnston. London, Hutchinson and Co., 1906.2 volumes. Original green cloth with circular black and white pictorial decoration of an elephant embossed on front covers, top edge gilt (sl. rubbed). With 302 photographic illustrations by the author portraying a wide variety of creatures in their natural habitats. XXVII,VIII,782 pp. First English edition; first published in German in 1905, Mit Blitzlicht und Büchse. Neue Beobachtugen und Erlebnisse in der Wildnis inmitten der Tierwelt von Equatorial Ostafrika.. - 'The best sport for a man of cultivated mind is the snapshotting with the camera .. rather than the pumping of lead into elephants, rhinoceroses, antelopes, zebras, and many other harmless, beautiful, or rare beasts and birds' (Introduction). Much of his photographic efforts were in the brush country near Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Njiri Swamps in old German East Africa. The author was a pioneer in night photography and captures wonderful images of predators on the prowl (Czech p.247). [Boeknr.: 20880 ]

€ 175,00

SCHMALENBACH, W. (Hrsg.). Afrikanische Kunst aus der Sammlung Barbier-Mueller, Genf. Mit Beiträgen von E. Castelli, Fr. Neyt, etc. Nachwort von Monique Barbier-Mueller. (München, Prestel Verlag, 1988). 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 7 coloured maps and 295 illustrations (71 in colours). 320 pp. - One of the most important private art collections on African art. [Boeknr.: 26840 ]

€ 75,00

SCHMALENBACH, W. African art. New York, The Macmillan Company, (1954). Folio. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 148 illustrations (some in colours). 176 pp. - The author describes the different forms of civilization found in Africa. [Boeknr.: 27358 ]

€ 45,00

SCHOEMAN, Karel. (Ed.). Griqua records: the Philippolis captaincy, 1825-1861. Compiled and edited. Cape Town, 1994. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXXIV,330 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 25. - This volume comprises a collection of official and semi-official documents relating the Captaincy which existed at Philippolis in the modern Free State from 1826 to 1861, when it was transferred to Kokstad, Griqualand East. They provide a comprehensive picture of a poorly-documented aspect of the history of the Northern Frontier. [Boeknr.: 34551 ]

€ 25,00

SCHONKEN, F.Th. De oorsprong der Kaapsch-Hollandsche volksoverleveringen. Naar het handschrift gewijzigd en, met gebruikmaking van S. de Jong's vertaling uit het Duitsch, uitgegeven door D. Fuldauer. Amsterdam, Swets & Zeitlinger,1914. Wrappers. With portrait. XXIII,212 pp. [Boeknr.: 19085 ]

€ 35,00

SCHOUTEN, Wouter. Oost-Indische voyagie, vervattende veel voorname voorvallen en ongemeene vreemde geschiedenissen/ bloedige zee- en landt-gevechten tegen de Portugeesen en Makassaren, belegering/ bestorming en verovering van veel voorname steden en kasteelen. Mitsgaders een curieuse beschrijving der voornaemste landen, eylanden, koninckrijcken en steden in Oost-Indien; haar wetten, zeden, godsdiensten, costuymen, drachten, dieren, vruchten en planten. Als oock sijn seer gevaerlijcke wederom-reyse naer't vaderlandt/ daer in een bysondere harde ontmoetinge met d'Engelsche oorloghs-vloot/ soo in Bergen Noorwegen/ als in de Noord-Zee. Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs & Johannes van Someren, 1676.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary vellum (sl. soiled), with title in manuscript on spine. With engraved allegorical title-page, engraved portrait, 4 half-page illustrations and 43 engraved plates (20 double-page) after the author. (12),328; 253,(23) pp. First edition. - Wouter Schouten (1638-1704) spent 7 years as a physician in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the East 1658-1665. His travel-account stayed very popular for a long time because of his ample and vivid descriptions of the countries, the different peoples and anything of note concerning the animals, plants, etc. of Java, Amboyna, Ternate, Celebes, Cape of Good Hope, coast of Coromandel, Malabar, Persia, Arabia, Ceylon, etc. With fine engraved views of Batavia, Ternate, Malacca, Makassar, Colombo, Cape of Good Hope etc. by C. Decker and J. Kip. Most of them are the first accurate topographical views of these towns. Because of the bad weather the fleet arrived on the return voyage in Bergen (Norway), where Schouten eyewitnessed the attack by the English in 1665. 'Schouten was an observant traveller who explored inland into the environs of nearly every port-of-call, sometimes by himself or with a small group of comrades. His narrative, full of anecdotes as well as information gleaned about countries he had not visited, became particularly popular with readers in the eighteenth century, when it was republished in no fewer than seven editions' (Howgego p.947). 'As a physician, Schouten had a more than ordinary interest in flora and fauna and in hygiene and living conditions' (Lach, Asia in the making III, p.955). - Occasionally some minor staining, margins of 1 plate restored with loss of very small part of the image, added a plate index in manuscript. - A good copy of the rare editio princeps.Tiele 990; Cat. NHSM I, p.174; Landwehr, VOC, 283; Mendelssohn II, p.279-80. [Boeknr.: 29029 ]

€ 4750,00

SCHOUTEN, Wouter. Reys-togten, naar en door Oost-Indien, in welke, de voornaamste landen, koningryken, steden, eilanden, bergen en rivieren, met haare eigenschappen, beneffens de wetten, godsdienst, zeden en dragten der inwoonders, en wat verder zoo van dieren, vrugten, en planten, aanmerkelyks in die gewesten is; naauwkeurig word beschreven .3e druk. Amsterdam, Gerrit Tielenburg & Jan 't Lam, 1740.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf (modern boards), spine gilt. With titlepage printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, 4 illustrations and 27 (of 42) engraved plates by C. Decker and J. Kip. (8),328; 253, (22) pp. First published in 1676; large paper copy. - Wouter Schouten (1638-1704) spent 7 years as a physician in the service of the VOC in the East 1658-1665. He was an observant traveller who explored inland into environs of nearly everey port-of-call. His travel-account stayed very popular for a long time because of his ample and vivid descriptions of the countries, the different peoples and anything of note concerning the animals, plants, etc. of Java, Amboyna, Ternate, Celebes, Cape of Good Hope, coast of Coromandel, Malabar, Persia, Arabia, Ceylon, etc. Because of the bad weather the fleet arrived on the return voyage in Bergen (Norway), where Schouten eyewitnessed the attack by the English in 1665. - (Missing pp.291/292; portrait and 15 plates; last pp. stained).Tiele 991; Cat. NHSM I, p.174; Landwehr, VOC, 284; Mendelssohn II, p.279-80; Howgego p.947. [Boeknr.: 36245 ]

€ 395,00

SCHUMACHER, Johannes. Vue du Cap de Bonne-Esperance d l'Ouest. Gezigt van de Kaap der Goede-Hope, van het Westen; Vue du Cap de Bonne-Esperance de la Baie. Gezigt van de Kaap der Goede-Hope, van de reede; Vue du Cap de Bonne-Esperance de l'Est. Gezigt van de Kaap der Goede-Hope van het Oosten. Amsterdam, T.H. Schneider, (ca. 1777).3 large engraved bird's eye views of the Cape of God Hope after Johannes Schumacher by Fringham. Each ca. 26,5 x 76 cm (not including the wide margins). Johannes Schumacher, an artist of German origin, was possibly a servant of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). He accompanied Hendrik Swellengrebel as draughtsman on 3 journeys from the Cape into the interior, 1776-1777, during which he made numerous drawings. Of these only 2 are signed and dated 1776. Later he was associated with Col. Robert Gordon at the Cape, and was his draughtsman; this is discussed in ANN v9, p.756. In 1951, 56 out of the 66 drawings made at the Cape, and belonging to the Swellengrebel Colection in Holland, were published at The Hague, with introduction by A. Hallema. The four originals from which it is presumed that the plates were engraved and printed for T.H. Schneider are included in this album (A. Gordon-Brown, Pictorial Africana, p.219). - One engraving with some light stains. - A very rare and attractive set.See A. Hallema. Die Kaap in 1776-1777. Akwarelle van Johannes Schumacher uit die Swellengrebel-Argief te Breda. 's Gravenhage, 1951 & L.C. Rookmaaker. The zoological exploration of Southern Africa. Rotterdam, 1989. pp. 75-77. [Boeknr.: 36418 ]

€ 6500,00

SCHUVER, Juan Maria. Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883. Edited by Wendy James, Gerd Baumann and Douglas H. Johnson. London, 1996. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With maps and illustrations. CVII,392 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 184. - Juan Maria Schuver, son of a wealthy Amsterdam businessmann, remained for two years in the hills of the upper Blue Nile and the eastern watershed of the White Nile basin. His lively account of the region and his encounters with local people is presented from the rediscovered original manuscripts. [Boeknr.: 16613 ]

€ 30,00

SÉGUIN, Lisbeth Gooch. Walks in Algiers and its surroundings. A new edition. London, Chatto & Windus, 1888.Original red pictorial cloth (spine discoloured). With 2 folding plans and 16 woodengravings. XII,502;32 pp. First published in 1878. - First handbook for the use of the traveller to Algiers in the English language. Lisbeth Gooch Séguin married Alexander Strahan and died in 1890.Theakstone p.241; Playfair 3720. [Boeknr.: 31888 ]

€ 75,00

SEGY, L. African sculpture speaks. (3rd edition). New York, Hill and Wang, (1961). 8vo. Cloth. With 276 illustrations. 264 pp. - The basic introductory book on African art. [Boeknr.: 26834 ]

€ 35,00

SEIPEL, Wilfried. (Hrsg.). Die Entdeckung der Welt. Die Welt der Entdeckungen. Österreichische Forscher, Sammler, Abenteuer. Wien, Künstlerhaus, 2002. 4to. Pictorial boards. With numerous illustrations (mostly in colours). 437 pp. 'Eine Ausstellung des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien mit Museum für Völkerkunde und des Bundesministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Naturhistorischen Museum und dem Heeresgeschichtlichen Mueum'. Focus on Ferdinand Lukas Bauer, Ferdinand Max, Karel Alexander Anselm, Ferdinand Stoliczka, Johann Natterer, Theodor Kotschy, Ida Pfeiffer, Oscar Baumann, Emil Holub, Emin Pascha, Richard Payer, Philipp Franz von Siebold, etc. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35176 ]

€ 45,00

SHARPE, Samuel. The early history of Egypt, from the old testament, Herodotus, Manetho, and the hieroglyphical inscriptions. London, Edward Moxon, 1836.4to. Old half cloth. With 6 plates. VIII,172 pp. First edition. - Samuel Sharpe (1799-1881) was an English Unitarian banker who, in his leisure hours, made substantial contributions to Egyptology and Biblical translation. - (With library stamp on title-page).Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.232. [Boeknr.: 15129 ]

€ 95,00

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

SHIPWRECK OF THE GUARDIAN. Melancholy disaster of his majesty's ship The Guardian, bound to Botany Bay with stores and convicts, lieut. Riou, commander, which struck on an island of ice, December 24, 1789; providential escape of part of the crew in boats, fortitude of the captain, and wonderful recovery of the vessel. Also an account of an Indian woman, &c. London, Thomas Tegg, (1809).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the 'distressing situation of the Guardian sloop, Capt. Riou, after striking on a floating island of ice' (mounted). 28 pp. Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. Edward Riou (178?-1801) had sailed as midshipsman with the third voyage of James Cook. 'When the colony of New South Wales was established in 1788, it was expected that supplies from England would arrive at regular intervals. However, one of the first two supply ships never arrived, when disaster overtook H.M.S. Guardian, commanded by Lieut. Edward Riou. The Guardian, laden with two years' provisions for the new colony, left London in July 1789, but was wrecked on an iceberg twelve days out of Cape Town. Three accounts of the disaster were published immediately in 1790' (Nan Kivell & Spence p.265). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C; Howgego R45; Mendelssohn I, p.657-658. [Boeknr.: 33217 ]

€ 675,00

SIEBER, R., D. NEWTON, M.D. COE. African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian art in the Indiana University Art Museum. Blomington, (1986). 4to. Wrappers. With 165 illustrations. 157 pp. [Boeknr.: 26827 ]

€ 30,00

SLEIGH, Dan & Piet WESTRA. De opstand op het slavenschip Meermin. Amsterdam, Cossee, 2012. Wrappers. With illustrations. 206 pp. The Meermin slave mutiny took place in February 1766 and lasted for three weeks. The Meermin was one of many slave ships owned by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Her final voyage was cut short by the mutiny of her cargo of Malagasy people, who had been sold to Dutch East India Company officials on Madagascar to be used as company slaves in its Cape Colony in southern Africa. During the mutiny half the ship's crew and almost 30 Malagasy lost their lives. [Boeknr.: 33306 ]

€ 20,00

SMITH, Anna H. The spread of printing. Eastern hemisphere: South Africa. Amsterdam, Van Gendt & Co, 1971. Wrappers. With many maps and plates. 171 pp. From the series: The spread of printing. A history of printing outside Western Europe in monographs. Edited by Colin Clair. - 'This essay is, as far as is known, the first attempt to sketch the introduction of printing and its development to the beginning of the twentieth century in the whole of Southern Africa'. [Boeknr.: 33767 ]

€ 45,00

SMITH, H. Maynard. Frank Bishop of Zanzibar. Life of Frank Weston, D.D. 1871-1924. London, 1926. Original cloth. With portrait and 8 plates. XI,326 pp. Frank Weston (1871-1924) was the Anglican Bishop of Zanzibar from 1907 until his death 16 years later. [Boeknr.: 7979 ]

€ 25,00

SOMERVILLE, William. Narrative of his journeys to the Eastern Cape frontier and to Lattakoe 1799-1802. With a bibliographical introduction and a historical introduction and notes by Edna and Frank Bradlow. Cape Town, 1979. Cloth. With maps and plates. (6),255 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 10. - William Somerville, an Edinburgh doctor, accompanied the invading forces of Major-General Craig when the British took the Cape in 1795. He remained at the Cape for some years, accompanying Major-General Dundas to the eastern districts during the height of conflict on the frontier. Subsequently he accompanied an expedition to the Orange River. On both occasions he recorded the cultures of the indigenous people whom he met, and the flora and fauna. [Boeknr.: 34541 ]

€ 25,00

SOUTH-AFRICA. Caffers. (Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802-07).Handcoloured aquatint plate by L. Portman after J. Kuyper, depicting a man and woman with child from Bantu peoples in South-Africa. Ca. 13,5 x 9 cm. In: M. Stuart, De mensch zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol. - The first Dutch treatise on geographical anthropology. - Fine.Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 448; Tiele 1065. [Boeknr.: 32966 ]

€ 45,00

SOUTH-AFRICA. Monoemugi. (Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802-07).Handcoloured aquatint plate by L. Portman after J. Kuyper, depicting a man and woman of Zimbabwe, South-Africa. Ca. 13,5 x 9 cm. In: M. Stuart, De mensch zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol. - The first Dutch treatise on geographical anthropology. - Fine.Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 448; Tiele 1065. [Boeknr.: 32968 ]

€ 45,00

SOUTH-AFRICA. REIZEN IN ZUID-AFRIKA. Uitgegeven onder het gezag van de Algemene Bestuurder, Zuidafrikaanse Spoorwegen en Havens. 3e druk. (Johannesburg), 1927. Original half cloth. With photographic plates. XXI,270 pp. Traveling in South Africa. Issued under the authority of the General Manager, South African Railways and Ports. - (Foxed). [Boeknr.: 13764 ]

€ 35,00

SOUTH-AFRICA. Scenes from the Sunny South. London, Harvey, Greenacre and Co., 1890.Oblong 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, a.e.g. With 76 photographic scenes. With bookplate of I. & F.W. Hosken. - 'The object of this work is to present in an attractive form and convenient size some idea of the beauty of the country, the style of buildings, and the mode of life in South Africa'. Including views of Johannesburg and Barberton during the first two years of their existence (SAB. IV p.139). - (First fly-leaf missing). - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35057 ]

€ 125,00

SOUTH-AFRICA. SOUTH AFRICA IN PRINT. - Catalogue of an exhibition of books, atlases and maps held in the South African Library, Cape Town .. in commemoration of the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck at the Cape 6 April 1652. Cape Town, Book Exhibition Committee Van Riebeeck Festival, 1952. Half cloth. With plates. XII,187 pp. [Boeknr.: 32805 ]

€ 35,00

SPARRMAN, Anders. A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic polar circle, and round the world, but chiefly into the country of the Hottentots and Caffres from the year 1772, to 1776. Translated from the Swedish original. 2nd edition corrected. London, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1786.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary calf (soiled), rebacked with red morocco title-label to spines. With engraved frontispiece depicting the Cape of Good Hope (blank margins rep.), large folding engraved map of the Cape of Good Hope and 9 engraved plates (4 folding). XXVIII,368; VIII,356,(1) pp. First English edition: London 1785; first Swedish edition was published in Stockholm in 1783: Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden; first edition in English was published in London in 1785. - Sparrman (1748-1820), a Swedish naturalist, went to South Africa with the Swedish East India Company. He made several excursions into the country in search of natural history specimens. It is described by Mr. Theal as the 'most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people then residing in it' that had been published in the eightheenth century. In 1772, J.R. Forster, engaged him to accompany Captain Cook on his second voyage as assistant naturalist. His account includes mention of a hairbreath escape from collision of Cook's two ships, the Adventure and the Resolution, not recorded elsewhere. Sparrman left the Resolution when it returned to Cape Town in March 1775. He resumed his naturalist studies in South Africa and also undertook ethnological research among the region's native Hottentot people. In 1778, Sparrman was back in Sweden, where he had been appointed president of the natural history collection of Stockholm's Academy of Sciences. Sparrman's account of Cook's voyage of 1772-75 helped popularize the newly devised Linnaen system of classification and nomenclature by applying it to the new varieties of plants and animals he had collected. It also includes some of the earliest ethnological studies of the native peoples of South Africa. - (Age-browned). Mendelssohn II p.414-15; SAB IV, p.362; Beddie 1277; Scheybeler, Paolo Bianchi Collection, 339; Du Rietz, Kroepelien, 1222: apparently the best of the editions of the English version. [Boeknr.: 33191 ]

€ 2250,00


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