St. Helena

BOUDYCK-BASTIAANSE, Jan Hendrik van. Voyage a la côte de Guinée, dans le golfe de Biafra, a l'ile de Fernando-Po, l'ile de Ste Hélène et autres iles dans le passage, a bord du brick-goelette, Le Lancier par le capitaine de frégate J.H. van Boudyck Bastiaanse. La Haye, Belinfante Frères, 1853. Later marbled boards, uncut. XXVI, 451 pp. From the library of the Groote Club, Doctrina & Amicitia, Amsterdam. - Journal by the Dutch lieutenant-commander Jan Hendrik van Boudyck-Bastiaanse (1793-1861) of a trip to the Gold Coast, West Africa, the islands Fernando-Po, St. Helena and other African Atlantic islands. - Scarce.Cat. NHSM I, p.124; Tiele 76; Cardinall 484. [Boeknr.: 36168 ]

€ 450,00

CAERDEN, Paulus van. Kort verhael/ ofte journael/ van de reyse gedaen naer de Oost-Indien met 4 schepen, Nederlandt, Vereenigde Landen, Nassou, ende Hoff van Hollandt, onder den admirael Pieter Both voor Amersfort, voor reeckeninge van de Nieuwe Brabantsche Compagnie tot Amsterdam; in den jaren 1599, 1600 ende 1601. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. 20 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - The first voyage of Paulus van Caerden to the East in 1599. It describes the voyage of four ships sent out in 1599 under the command of Admiral Pieter Both and Vice-Admiral van Caerden by the New Brabant Company. Most of the journal is devoted to Van Caerden's uneasy negotiations in Acheh during the winter of 1600-1601, which resulted in the release of the Dutch prisoners held there since Cornelis de Houtman's unfortunate visit in 1599. It contains no description of any Asian place and it does not seem to have been published again (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III,1, p.463). With appendix the treaty of Jan Carstensz. with the Orancai of the island of Aru off the West coast of New Guinea in 1623. The Cape and St. Helena were visited in the course of this voyage.Landwehr, VOC, 250; Mendelssohn II, p.539. [Boeknr.: 35239 ]

€ 125,00

DOMIS, Hendrik Jacob. Aanteekeningen betreffende het eiland St. Helena. Kampen, K. van Hulst, 1835.Original wrappers. (30) pp. Offprint De Oosterling Nr.4 Tijdschrift .. in het licht gegeven door J. Olivier. [Boeknr.: 35804 ]

€ 35,00

GOEDE, Willem. De onzigtbare, of de goddelijke voorzienigheid werkzaam in de lotgevallen der menschen. Een historisch, zedekundig en godsdienstig leesboek. Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1812-1814.3 volumes. Contemporary half calf (spines sl. dam.). With 6 engraved plates after J. Smies by J.E. Marcus. XVI,291; XVI,262; XXIV,254 pp. One plate depicts Napoleon on a ship on his way to St. Helena. [Boeknr.: 35222 ]

€ 75,00

LATROBE, Christian Ignatius. Journal of a visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816, with some account of the missionary settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope. London, L.B. Seeley & R. Ackermann, 1818.4to. Later half calf, spine gilt, with red morocco title-labels. With folding map, 4 engraved plates and 12 handcoloured aquatint plates. (8),406 pp. First edition. - Latrobe was sent out to South Africa in response to the request of Moravian missionaries at Genadendal and Groenekloof for a minister to visit them. The Governor of the Cape had expressed a wish that a third station should be opened, and in order to choose a site the author travelled through a large part of the country right up to the Fish River. There is a full description of the district of Groenekloof, and of the missionary settlements, about thirty miles north of Cape Town also an account of the church and village of Caledon. Some information is afforded regarding the life of the up-country farmers at this period. In 1816 he started for a journey into the interior, the route taken from Genadendal being via Zwellendam, Zeekogat near George, Welgelegen, Uitenhage, to the Witte River, and then to the Little Fish River, returning via Plettenberg and Mossel Bays (Mendelssohn p.866-867). The book is much enhanced by the superbly coloured plates after sketches by the author himself and John Melville, Government Surveyor of the Cape, who accompanied him. Also included is a visit to St. Helena, and 'the first description of the fledgling colony' of Ascension Island (Howgego). - A very attractive copy.Abbey, Travel, 325; Howgego, II, p.9; Prideaux p.240; SAB III, p.59; Tooley 292. [Boeknr.: 35000 ]

€ 2450,00

O'MEARA, Barry Edward. Napoleon at St. Helena. London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1888.2 volumes. Contemporary half red morocco, spines richly gilt, top edges gilt (binding Sotheran & Co). With woodengraving on titlepages, portrait of Napoleon upon a cameo, 5 woodcuts and 6 chromolithographed plates (including a portrait). XCIV,367; 397,16,16 pp. First published in 1822; with the bookplate of Alfred Charles William Baron Northcliffe. - Barry O'Meara (1786-1836) was medical attendant to Napoleon at St. Helena from 1815 to 1818. He was dismissed from his post in July 1818 as a result of strong differences of opinion with the Governor, Sir Hudson Lowe. - A very attractive copy. [Boeknr.: 36605 ]

€ 495,00

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