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McINTOSH, Burr. The little I saw of Cuba. London, New York, F. Tennyson Neely, (1899).Oblong 8vo. Original pictorial cloth. With numerous photographic illustrations taken by the author. 173 pp. Account of the U.S. invasion of Cuba in 1898 by Burr William McIntosh, representing Leslie's Weekly. - Rare. [Boeknr.: 16359 ]

€ 75,00

MEETEREN, N. van. Volkskunde van Curaçao. (1947). Reprint. Amsterdam, S. Emmering, 1977. Wrappers. With plates. 248 pp. [Boeknr.: 6705 ]

€ 18,00

MEILINK-ROELOFSZ, M.A.P. (Ed.). Dutch authors on West Indian history. A historiographical selection. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1982. Wrappers. VIII,384 pp. Contributions by M.A.P. Meilink-Roelofsz, R. Bijlsma, W.S. Unger, J.M. van Winter, W.J. Hoboken, J.G. van Dillen, L. Knappert, etc. [Boeknr.: 575 ]

€ 35,00

MENKMAN, W.R. De Nederlanders in het Caraibische zeegebied waarin vervat de geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Antillen. Amsterdam, P.N. van Kampen, 1942. Half cloth. With folding map and plates. XII,291 pp. [Boeknr.: 744 ]

€ 18,00

MORELET, Arthur. Voyage dans l' Amémerique centrale, l'ile de Cuba et le Yucatan. Paris, Gide & J. Baudry, 1857.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf (1 hinge restored). With folding lithographed map of Yucatan, Guatemala and Cuba, coloured in outline, (some repairs), 2 leaves with musical notation, and 22 wood-engraved illustrations, after drawings by the author, heading each chapter. 337; 323 pp. First edition. - An important account of a voyage to Central America and Cuba by the French naturalist and traveller Pierre Marie Arthur Morelet (1809-1892). He was sponsored by the Académie des Sciences, he went on an expedition from 1847 to 1848 to Southern Mexico and Central America, including Cuba, to collect specimens for the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. After two months in Cuba he went to Yucatan. In 1847 also arrived in the Petén district in Gutemala and travelled to Antigua (Troelstra, p.311). Morelet visited isolated regions of Guatemala and Yucatán which had not been described for many years (Howgego). - (Foxed).Sabin 50591; Chadenat 2706: Ouvrage recherché et devenu rare; Howgego II, p. 418. [Boeknr.: 36615 ]

€ 2450,00

MULLER, Hendrik P.N. Door het land van Columbus. Een reisverhaal. Haarlem, Erven F. Bohn, 1903.8vo. Original decorated cloth. With photographic plates and illustrations. X,504 pp. Trip through the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Columbia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Curaçao and Suriname. [Boeknr.: 36734 ]

€ 45,00

NORTHCROFT, G.J.H. Sketches of Summerland, giving some account of Nassau and the Bahama Islands. Nassau, Nassau Gardian, 1900.Original pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt. With 3 folding maps and 9 photographic plates. (12), 309 pp + 48 pp. advertisements. First edition. - The impressions of some years' life in the Bahamas (Preface). - A very fine copy. [Boeknr.: 36680 ]

€ 375,00

NOUHUYS, J.W. van. De eerste Nederlandsche transatlantische stoomvaart in 1827 van Zr.Ms Stoompakket Curaçao. Deel II: Bijlagen. Bewerkt door C. Hokke. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1951. Cloth. With 9 plates. XLIV,224 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LIII. - The S.S. Curaçao sailed from Hellevoetsluis to Paramaribo, along the coast of French and Dutch Guiana to Curaçao. [Boeknr.: 32783 ]

€ 18,00

OLDENDORP, Christian Georg Andreas. Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder auf den caraibischen INseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan. Herausgegeben durch Johann Jacob Bossaert. Barby, Christian Friedrich Laux & Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1777.2 volumes in 1. Sm.8vo. Old boards. With 3 folding engraved maps and 4 folding engraved views. (16),1068, (46) pp. First edition. - The Moravian missionary Christian Georg Andreas Oldendorp wrote a passionate publication on the political, geographic, and social conditions of the West Indies, including the origin and living conditions of the enslaved laborers. His opus is one of the first ethnological descriptions of the history of Africa and the Caribbean. An important part of the report is the description of the geography, flora, fauna, and political, economic, and social conditions and living conditions of the population of the islands. In particular, he described the enslaved laborers, including their African origin, language, customs, and religion and especially their fate in the West Indies - housing, work, punishments, and the relationships with their owners and the Europeans - A very important account of the Moravian Church’s missions in the Virgin Islands based on interviews with blacks of various African nations. - A fine copy.Sabin 17367; Afro-Americana 7287. [Boeknr.: 36606 ]

€ 1750,00

OLIVER, Vere Langford. The history of the island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time. London, Mitchell & Hughes, 1894 - 1899.3 volumes. Large folio. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. With 27 maps and plates. CIX,316; 406; 497 pp. First edition; limited edition of 150 copies, of which this is Nº 71. - Standard history of Antigua which was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, who named the island after Santa Maria la Antigua. The island remained largely uninhabited until it was taken over by English settlers in 1632. The English were chased out by the Caribbean but returned in 1663. In 1666 the island was sacked by the French. In the peace of Breda, the island was formally assigned to the English. Antigua became independent in 1981. - A very fine scarce set. [Boeknr.: 36700 ]

€ 2250,00

OOSTINDIE, Gert. Het paradijs overzee. De 'Nederlandse' Caraïben en Nederland. 3e druk. Leiden, KITLV, 2000. Wrappers. With illustrations. 386 pp. [Boeknr.: 21608 ]

€ 20,00

OUDSCHANS DENTZ, Fred. & Herm.J. JACOBS. Onze West in beeld en woord. 2e vermeerderde en verbeterde druk. Amsterdam, J.H. de Bussy, 1929. Folio. Half cloth. With 220 photographic photographic illustrations. 138 pp. [Boeknr.: 714 ]

€ 45,00

OZINGA, M.D. De monumenten van Curaçao in woord en beeld. Curaçao, 1959. Folio. Half morocco. With 5 folding maps, 294 views and maps on 163 plates and many photographic illustrations and drawings by H. van der Wal. XIX,278 pp. With English summaries. - Fine illustrated work on the historical buildings of Curaçao. [Boeknr.: 748 ]

€ 65,00

PAIEWONSKY, Isidor. Eyewitness accounts of slavery in the Danish West Indies also graphic tales of other happenings on ships and plantations. New York, Fordham University Press, 1989. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations. IX,166 pp. Signed by the author. - On the Danish settlement in Guinea, Christiansborg, and the Danish West Indies, St. Thomas and St. Croix. [Boeknr.: 32551 ]

€ 35,00

PATON, William Agnew. Down the islands. A voyage to the Caribbees. New York, Charles Scribner's sons, 1887.Original pictorial cloth. With many illustrations and plates after drawings by M.J. Burns. XIII,301 pp. + 10 pp. with advertisements. First edition. - During Paton's voyages in the Caribbean Islands, he visited a.o. Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Dominica, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Montserrat, and Nevis. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 36730 ]

€ 175,00

PHILIPPI, Ferdinand. Geschichte des Freistaats von St. Domingo, (Hayti). Dresden, Hischer, 1826-27.3 volumes in 2. Sm.8vo. Original marbled boards, with morocco labels to spines . (6),106; (4),148; (4),208 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate. - An objective account of the slave insurrection and the early days of Haïti. One of the first German books on the subject. - A fine copy.Sabin 62550. [Boeknr.: 28518 ]

€ 175,00

PINCKARD, George. Notes on the West Indies: written during the expedition under the command of the late general Ralph Abercromby: including observations on the island of Barbadoes, and the settlements captured by the British troops, upon the coast of Guiana; likewise remarks relating to the creoles and slaves of the western colonies, and the Indians of South America; with occasional hints, regarding the seasoning, or yellow fever of hot climates London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806.3 volumes. Later half calf, spines gilt, with red and green morocco title labels to spines. XXIV,448; XX,472; XIX,(1),456 pp. First edition. - 'The author was deputy inspector general of hospitals in the British army. He accompanied General Sir Ralph Abercromby to the West Indies and while not on service became well acquainted with the regions where he was stationed for the time being. He gives us interesting pictures of Plymouth in war time, of the agonizing delay while awaiting embarkation orders, of the break-up of the fleet in a storm, of a visit to slave ships, and intimate and varied accounts of colonial life in Barbados and along the Guiana coast as well as of the vicissitudes of soldier life in the colonies. He received unfavorable impressions of slavery. Urges emancipation, holding that abolition could be regarded as only a step in that direction' (Ragatz pp.231-232). - (Age-browned). - A fine set.The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection 600; Sabin 62893; Hogg 731; Work p.269; Afro-Americana 8226. [Boeknr.: 29000 ]

€ 1500,00

POEY Y ALAY, Felipe. Memorias sobre la historia natural de la isla de Cuba, acompanadas de sumarions latinos y extractos en Frances. Habana, imprenta de Barcina, 1851 - 1858 (= 1861).2 volumes. Contemporary half black morocco, spines gilt. With 53 lithographed plates, 17 printed in colour and finished by hand. 463; 442 pp. First edition. - Extremely rare work on the zoology of Cuba by Felipe Poey y Aloy (1799-1891), a famous naturalist. The drawings were made by Poey and some of the lithographing was done by Mialhe, a well-known Cuban lithographer. One of the classic accounts of animal life in Cuba, by a well-known Spanish naturalist (Wood). - A fine set.Nissen, ZBI, 3210; Palau 22998, Sabin 63673; Wood p.522. [Boeknr.: 36616 ]

€ 3500,00

POLL, Willem van de. De Nederlandse Antillen. Een fotoreportage van land en volk. 's Gravenhage, W. van Hoeve, 1950. 4to. Cloth. With many photographs plates by the author. 64 pp. [Boeknr.: 6787 ]

€ 25,00

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, including details on the manners of the natives of the countries he visited. It gave Defoe inspiration for his Robinson Crusoe. - Final leaves waterstained in outer margin, otherwise fine.Sabin 67985; European Americana 693/142; Leclerc 487; Cox II, p.270: A very famous and entertaining work. [Boeknr.: 28511 ]

€ 950,00

ROCHEFORT, Charles de. Natuurlyke en zedelyke historie van d'eylanden de voor-eylanden van Amerika. Met eenen Caraïbaanschen woorden-schat. Vertaalt in Nederduytsch door H. Dullaart. Rotterdam, Arnout Leers, 1662.4to. Contemporary overlapping vellum. With allegorical engraved frontispiece, woodcut printer's device on titlepage, 6 engraved plates and 37 engravings in the text (7 nearly full page). (38),475,(11) pp. First Dutch edition, first published in Rotterdam in 1658: Histoire naturelle et morale des iles Antilles. Rochefort,was the pastor of the French Protestant Church in Rotterdam, and a resident for several years in the West Indies. Including a natural history and ethnography of the West Indies: Barbados, Tobago, Sint Eustatius, Saba, Sint Maarten, etc. The first part describes the plants and animals i.a. tobacco, sugar, cotton and indigo. The second part is an account of the various Carib peoples and their customs, language and religion. A Dutch-Carib dictionary is found at the end. With excellent engravings. The work is an important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Antilles and their inhabitants (Sabin). - Age-browned, otherwise a good copy.Sabin 72320; Tiele 926; Cat. NHSM I, p.265; European-Americana III, p.162.. [Boeknr.: 15133 ]

€ 2950,00

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

(ROMANET DU CAILLAUD, Joseph). Voyage a la Martinique. Vues et observations politiques sur cette isle, avec un aperçu de ses productions végétales et animales. Paris, L. Pelletier, an XII - 1804.Contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt. VIII,194,(1) pp. First edition; with pictorial bookplate 'L'etude des humanités console humains'. - Discusses the history of the island, political events, colonial government, commerce, agriculture, and includes chapters treating slavery on the island, the plagues to which Martinique is subject, and the Carib Indians. - (Minor foxing, rear inner hinge bear old traces of insect damage, errata leaf silked). - An attractive copy.Sabin 72987; Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection 581. [Boeknr.: 36653 ]

€ 395,00


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