BACKHOUSE, James. A narrative of a visit to the Mauritius and South Africa. London, Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1844.Original embossed cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With folding map of Mauritius, large folding map of South Africa, 16 etched plates and 28 woodengravings. XVI,628,LVI pp. First edition. - The book is in the form of a diary, and the author seems to have traversed every part of South Africa where there was a mission station or a missionary. In this way he appears to have met almost every prominent man connected with mission work in South Africa at his time. The volume commences with an account of the author's visit to Mauritius, where he stayed about three months. There is a good description of Kaffraria, and of the Basuto, Griqua and Bechuana countries, and the account of the Cape Colony affords valuable information concerning the first part of the nineteenth century (Mendelssohn p.62). Throughout the volume there are ample descriptions of the flora of the country. - Fine.Hess & Coger 5155. [Boeknr.: 34996 ]

€ 295,00

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

STOKRAM, Andries. Korte beschryvinge van de ongeluckige weer-om-reys van het schip Aernhem. In 1663 door Andries Stokram beschreven. Opnieuw uitgegeven en van commentaar voorzien door Vibeke Roeper en Ludian Schaling. Amsterdam, Terra Incognita, 1991. Wrappers. With illustrations. 72 pp. The author was shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean on his way from Batavia to Holland. He managed to escape with some others in a boat and reached Mauritius and lived seven months on the island. [Boeknr.: 12696 ]

€ 18,00

THOM, Alexander. Onderzoek naar den aard en koers der stormen in den Indischen Oceaan bezuiden de linie, ten einde derzelver oorsprong, uitgestrektheid ..en mede gepaard gaande verschijnselen te leeren kennen; met het praktisch doel om schepen in staat te stellen de nabijheid en betrekkelijke rigting der orkanen te kunnen bepalen. Uit het Engelsch vertaald door S. van Delden. Amsterdam, C.F. Stemler, 1849.Original blue boards (spine dam.). With folding chart of the Indian Ocean and 7 folding diagrams. XVI,368 pp. English edition published in London in 1845: An inquiry into the nature and course of storms in the Indian Ocean south of the Equator, with a view of discovering their origin, extent, rotatory character, rate and direction of progression, barometric depression...for the practical purpose of enabling ships to ascertain the proximity and relative position of hurricanes. Classic work by Thom, a surgeon in the Royal County Down Regiment. Much about Mauritius and the Rodriguez Hurricane of 1843.Cat. NHSM II, p.717 [Boeknr.: 20945 ]

€ 95,00

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