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An early account of Timbuktu by an American sailor

[ADAMS, Robert (= Benjamin ROSE)]. Jongste en echte berigten betrekkelijk Tombuctoo en eenige andere nog onbezochte deelen der binnenlanden van Afrika.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, 1818. 8vo. With a folding engraved map (30.5 x 37.5 cm) of North Africa with the routes of Mungo Park and Robert Adams highlighted in colour. Contemporary boards. VI, 353, [1 blank] 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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Very rare early description of the Muslim population in Guinea

ALMADA, André Álvares de (Vitorino José da COSTA, ed.). Relaçaõ, e descripçaõ de Guiné na qual se trata das varias naçoens de negros, que a povoaõ, dos seus costumes, leys, ritos, ceremonias, guerras, armas, trajos, da qualidade dos portos, e do commercio, que nelles se faz.
Lisbon, Miguel Rodrigues, 1733. 4to. With a woodcut decoration on the title-page, headpieces and a large tailpiece.Modern decorated paper covers. [4], 62 pp. Full description
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German edition of the earliest detailed account of Ethiopia, with woodcut illustrations

ÁLVAREZ, Francisco.

General Chronica, das ist: Warhaffte eigentliche und kurtze Beschreibung, vieler namhaffter, und zum theil biß daher unbekannter Landtschafften, ...
Including:
OROSIUS, Paulus. Chronica, das ist: Warhaffte ... Beschreibung, deß Umbkreiß und Gelegenheit der gantzen Welt ...
[ORTELIUS, Abraham]. Cosmographia, das ist: Warhaffte ... Beschreibung, deß gantzen Erdbodems ...
Frankfurt am Main, (colophon, vols. 2 & 3: printed by Johann Schmidt for Sigmund Feyerabend), 1581. 3 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With 3 title-pages, 18 woodcut illustrations (plus 15 repeats) in vol. 1, mostly half-page. Contemporary blind-tooled leather over wooden boards, red edges, and a pair of brass fastenings (1 clasp and anchor plate lacking), the catchplate on a leather strap and the catchplates and clasp with engraved decoration. [3], [1 blank], 143, [1 blank]; 94, [2]; 45, [2], [1 blank] ll.

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Second Wetstein edition of the Pharmacopoeia Bateana

BATE, George. Pharmacopoeia Bateana, quâ nongenta circiter pharmaca, pleraque omnia è Praxi Georgii Batei ... excerpta ... cum viribus, & dosibus annexis. ... Huic accesserunt arcana goddardiana, item orthotonia medicorum observata: et tabula posologica ... cum indice morborum, curationum &c. curâ J.S. Pharmacopoei Lond. Editio quinta cum appendice ex autographo eximii authoris nunc primum desumpta.
Amsterdam, Wetstein, 1719. 8vo. Title-page in red and black.Contemporary calf. [8], 240 pp. Full description
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"The first authoritative and detailed account of the West Coast of Africa"

BOSMAN, Willem. Voyage de Guinée, contenant une description nouvelle & très-exacte de cette côte où l'on trouve & où l'on trafique l'or, les dents d'elephant, & les esclaves: ...
Utrecht, Antoine Schouten, 1705. Large 12mo (17 x 10 cm). With an engraved author's portrait, an engraved frontispiece and 27 folding engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards. [16], 520 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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The first European to visit Timbuktu

CAILLIÉ, René-Auguste. Dagverhaal eener reize naar Temboektoe, van de westkust af van Afrika, door de binnenlanden, over Jenné, Kabra, Arawan en vele andere opmerkelijke plaatsen, de groote woestijn door, op Tanger... Uit het Fransch overgebragt door Herman van Lil.
Haarlem, widow A. Loosjes, 1831. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and an engraved author's portrait by D. and A. Veelvaard, and a large folding map (41.5 x 28.5 cm) after E.F. Jomard. Contemporary half cloth. XVI, 496; [4], 622 [= 582] pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Very important 17th-century manual for apothecaries, based on Cordus’s Dispensatorium

CORDUS, Valerius. Den leyds-man en onderwyser der medicynen, of ordentlicke uytdeylinge ende bereyding-boeck van de medicamenten. Over al dagelijkx van de medicijns ende apothekers onder de naem van Valeri Cordi Dispensatorium bekent, ontfangen ende gebruyckt. Met de verklaringen van M.P. Koudenbergh, en van Matthias de l'Obel. Nu van nieuws over-sien, ende van veel fauten verbetert. Met tweederhande registers ...
Rotterdam, Pieter van Waesberge, 1656. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, showing an apothecary with view of a herb garden, a woodcut's printer device on the title-page and woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum. [16], 490, [16] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Classic description of Africa with ca. 100 maps, views etc.

DAPPER, Olfert. Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Gewesten van Egypten, Barbaryen, Lybien, Biledulgerid... Den tweeden druk van veel fouten verbetert.
With: (2) DAPPER, Olfert. Naukeurige Beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Eylanden: als Madagaskar, of Sant Laurens, Sant Thomee, d'Eilanden van Kanarien, Kaep de Verd, Malta, en andere: ... Met afteikeningen der eilanden, en verscheide afbeeldingen, &c.
Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1676. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (32.5 x 22 cm). With 2 title-pages, the first in red and black and each with a different woodcut vignette or device, engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved maps (14 double-page, 1 larger folding) 28 engraved plates (27 double-page and 1 larger folding), 55 half-page engravings in the text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. [6], 428, 349, [16]; [1], 121, [4] pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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