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Manuscript course in the art of navigation, with figures in colour, including 2 volvelles

[MANUSCRIPT - NAVIGATION]. [VRIES, Klaas de, and others]. Schatkamer of konst der stuurlieden.
[Holland?], [ca. 1735/40?]. Folio (31.5 x 20.5 cm). A manuscript course in navigation written in brown ink on laid paper in a largely upright cursive hand, with 6 colour figures, including 2 volvelles, about 100 black and white diagrams, and numerous tables of data, highlighted with a yellow wash. Green paper wrappers (made from a discarded prospectus or the wrapper of an instalment of a book, [ca. 1865?]), later green cloth spine. Full description
€ 18,000
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The Dutch West India Company tries to block Prussian aspirations in the slave- (and gold-) trade

[WIC - SLAVE TRADE]. Ample deductie, continerende de justificatie van het goet reght, de generale geoctroyeerde West-Indische Compagnie, deser Vereenigde Nederlanden competerende, tot den privativen handel op de goud-custe van Guinea. Op ende jegens de ongefondeerde praetensien en sustenuen van de churfurstelycke Brandenburgse Africaensche Compagnie.[The Netherlands, 1685]. Folio. Modern black cloth with gilt title on spine, marbled endpapers. Full description
€ 6,500
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