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Voyages to the British East Indies, Ethiopia and New England

AA, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen, na Oost en West-Indiën, mitsgaders andere gewesten, ter eerster ontdekking en soo vervolgens van verscheyde volkeren, meerendeels door vorsten, of maatschappyen, derwaarts gesonden, gedaan; zedert het jaar 1611 tot 1616.
Comprising:
(1) Vier bysondere reysen na Oost-Indien, ... de negende van de Engelse Oost-Indise maatschappy, met het schip de Jacobus, door Kapiteyn Edmund Marlow, ... de tiende van de Engelse maatschappy, met de scheepen, de Draak en Hosiander, door Mr. Thomas Besr ... elfde reys van de Engelse maatschappy, met het schip, de Salomon, beschreeven door Ralph Wilson ... de vierde is die met het schip de Paarl, daar Samuel Castelton kapiteyn op was ...(2) Twaalfde reys na Oost-Indien, op kosten van de Engelse maatschappy; door Kapiteyn Christoffel Nieuwpoort ... gedaan in het jaar 1613 ...(3) Voyagie van den eerwaarden vader Antonio Fernandez na Gingiro, gedaan in gesandschap met Tecur Egzy, door den Keyser van Ethiopiën afgevaardigt. In het jaar 1613.
(4) Reys na Oost-Indien van Kapiteyn Nicolaas Dounton; door ordre van de Engelse maatschappy met 4 scheepen: gedaan in het jaar 1614.(5) Beknopte aantekeningen van een Oost-Indische reys, gedaan uyt Engeland, met 3 scheepen de Samaritaan, de Thomas en Thomasine, in het jaar 1614. en beschreeven door Johan Milward, ...
(6) Twee scheeps-togten van Kapiteyn Johan Smith, beyde gedaan na Nieuw-Engeland. De eerste in het jaar 1614. ... De tweede gedaan in het jaar 1615.(7) Tweede reys van Kapiteyn Walter Peyton, na Oost-Indien, met het schip de Expeditie, ... neffens de Draak, de Leeuw en de Peper-corn. In het jaar 1615. en vervolgens. Als mede de reys van Thomas Coryat na Asmere, zijnde de hof-stad van den grooten Mogol.(8) Scheeps-togt van Edward Terry, capellaan van den ambassadeur Thomas Roe, na Oost-Indien; ...(9) Twee bysondere scheeps-togten, de eerste van Roger Hawes; ... De tweede van Alexander Childe, na Suratte en Jasques: ...
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707. 9 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With 11 folding engraved plates and 4 folding engraved maps. Contemporary vellum, with manuscript short-title on spine, a silver fastening at the fore-edge (Germany, 18th century, marked "GED 12" and initials(?) "A E") and red-and-blue sprinkled edges. [2], 97, [13]; [2], 39, [6], [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank], 22 [3], [3 blank]; [1], [2 blank], [1], 86, [10]; [1], [1 blank], 12, [2]; [1], [1 blank], 34, [4]; [2], 47[=49], [5]; [2], 63, [7]; [1], [1 blank], 16, [2] pp. Full description
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Adventurous journey to Ceylon, including descriptions of Terceira, St. Helena and survival on Mauritius after a shipwreck

[AERTSBERGUE?]. A voyage to the island of Ceylon: on board a Dutch Indiaman, in the year M.DCC.XLVII. Containing a succinct relation of the productions, trade, and inhabitants of that place. Together with some account of St. Helena and other islands ...
London, for Joseph Bouquet, 1754. 8vo. Modern wrappers. [4], 24 pp. Full description
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Ethnography of the Xhosa people of South Africa, with the very rare album with four attractive hand-coloured aquatints

ALBERTI, Lodewyk and Ludwig Gottlieb PORTMAN. [Drop-title:] Zuid-Afrikaansche gezichten.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [1810]. Oblong 1mo (45 x 60 cm). Letterpress text leaf and 4 large aquatint plates coloured by a contemporary hand, engraved by Ludwig Gottlieb Portman after drawings by Jacob Smies and Christopher Howen. Contemporary stiff, marbled paper wrappers, kept in a modern green half morocco clamshell box.
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(2) ALBERTI, Lodewyk. De Kaffers aan de zuidkust van Afrika, natuur en geschiedkundig beschreven.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1810. 8vo. With engraved title-page, aquatint folding plan, with coastal view, of Algoa Bay, and 2 stipple-engraved plates, all but the title-page coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary gold-tooled calf; rebacked, with new endpapers.
(3) ALBERTI, Lodewyk. Description physique et historique des Cafres, sur la côte méridionale de l'Afrique ...
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1811. 8vo. With the same plan and 2 plates as ad. 2, also coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, richly gold-tooled spine. [1] l. text + 4 plates; [8], VIII, [4], 260, [1], [1 blank] pp.; XII, [4], 255, [1 blank] pp. Full description
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Beetles of Madagascar, with 54 engraved plates depicting numerous species

ALLUAUD, Charles and Philippe Alexandre Jules KÜNCKEL D'HERCULAIS. Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. ... Volume XXI [-XXII] Histoire naturelle des Coléoptères. ... Liste des insectes coléoptères de la région Malgache.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1887-1900. 2 volumes. Large 4to (30 x 21.5 cm). With 54 engraved plates, some partly printed in colour. Later black half cloth. 509, [1] pp. Full description
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The famous Arabic version of Robert Bellarmino's catechism, now with parallel Ethiopic

BELLARMINO, Roberto. Dottrina Cristiana composta dall...
Rome, Propaganda Fide, 1786. Large 4to. With 4 woodcuts on 3 plates, 1 full-page woodcut on the back of the title-page, and a few woodcut initials, factotums and decorations, as well as frames, factotums and decorations built up from arabesque and rococo typographic ornaments. Set in three columns in Ethiopic, roman and Arabic type. Contemporary vellum, gold-tooled spine title, red sprinkled edges. 97, [1] pp. Full description
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Madagascar and its opportunities for trade and colonization, detailing the trade with India, Persia,
Hormuz and other countries and tribes along the Arabian Sea

BOOTHBY, Richard. A breife discovery or description of the most famous island of Madagascar or St. Laurence in Asia neare unto East-India.
London, Printed by E[dward]. G[riffin]. for John Hardesty, 1646. Small 4to (20 x 15.5 cm). Gold-tooled tanned sheepskin (ca. 1850). Rebacked, with original backstrip laid down. [12], 72, [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
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Rare description of Mozambique in the 19th-century, written by a former captain general of the colony

BOTELHO, Sebastião Xavier. Memoria estatistica sobre os dominios Portuguezes na Africa oriental.
Lisbon, José Baptista Morando, 1835. 8vo. With six folding lithographic plates in the back, including maps of the Maputo, Inhambane, Quelimane and Mocambo bays, as well as a plan of its capital Maputo and a view of the residence of the Portuguese "capitão generales" (Captain-General) of Mozambique, a position which Botelho himself had held. Contemporary calf. [1], [1 blank], 400, [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
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together with a description of the Cape of Good Hope">An expedition to the South African interior: "of great permanent worth",
together with a description of the Cape of Good Hope

[BRINK, Carel Frederik]. Nouvelle description du Cap de Bonne-Espérance, avec un Journal historique d'un voyage de terre, . . . , dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique. . . . Sous le commandement du Capitain Mr. Henri Hop, . . .
Amsterdam, J.H. Schneider, 1778. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Title-page with an engraved vignette by Christian Friedrich Fritzsch and 16 folding engraved plates. Olive half calf (ca. 1840), gold-tooled spine. [6], 130, [2], 100 pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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