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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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Treaty between the States General and Algiers,
discussing the problems of Dutch merchants trading in the Mediterranean

[ALGIERS - TREATY - STATES GENERAL]. Tractaet tusschen Haer Hoogh Mog. De Heeren Staten Generael der vereenighde Nederlanden, ende de Regeeringe van Algiers.
The Hague, Paulus Scheltus, 1713. 4to. With Scheltus's woodcut printer's device on the title-page and with a woodcut initial. Modern brown wrappers with printed title-label pasted on the front side. 14, [2] pp. Full description
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Dutch translation of "Uncle Tom's cabin"

BEECHER STOWE, Harriet. De negerhut. (Uncle Tom's cabin.) Een verhaal uit het slavenleven in Noord-Amerika.
Haarlem, A.C. Kruseman, 1853. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a tinted lithographed title-page in each volume and a tinted lithographed author's portrait as frontispiece in the first volume. Contemporary half sheepskin. [1], [1 blank], IV, 368; [1], [1 blank], 403, [1 blank] pp. Full description
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An extremely negative and colourful description of New Orleans, just before the Louisiana Purchase

BERQUIN-DUVALLON, Pierre-Louis. Vue de la colonie Espagnole du Mississipi, ou des provinces de Louisiane et Floride Occidentale, en l'année 1802...
Paris, Imprimerie expéditive, 1803. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved maps of the Louisiana territory by Alexandre Blondeau after Berquin-Duvallon, both coloured by hand. Modern red half morocco, richly gold-tooled spine. XX, 318, 5, [5] pp. Full description
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'The most vivid, comprehensive, instructive, entertaining picture of Virginia',
written by a planter living there, here in a French translation

[BEVERLEY, Robert]. Histoire de la Virginie, contenant I. L'histoire du premier etablissement dans la Virginie, & de son gouvernement jusques à présent. II. Les productions naturelles & les commoditez du païs, avant que [l]es Anglois y negociassent, & l'améliorassent. III. La religion, les loix, & les coutumes des Indiens naturels, tant dans la guerre, que dans la paix. IV. L'etat présent du païs, tant à l'égard de la police, que de l'amelioration du païs. Par un auteur natif & habitant du païs. Traduite de l'Anglois.
Amsterdam, Thomas Lombrail, 1707. 12mo. Full-page engraved frontispiece with the coat of arms of Virginia, title in red & black with Lombrails woodcut cypher-monogram TLB, 14 full-page engraved plates, 1 folding printed table, woodcut head- and endpieces, woodcut initials. Contemporary mottled calf, title in gold on spine, marbled endpapers. [6], 432, [16] 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
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Important treatise on the legal and political status of the Dutch Republic

[BOXHORN, Marcus Zuerius]. Commentariolus de statu confoederatarum provinciarum Belgii. Editio sexta auctior & emendatior. Accessit de eadem materia Pauli Merulae Diatriba. Nec non Decretum Ordd. Holl. & West-Frisiae, De antiquo iure Reip. Batavicae.
The Hague, Adriaan Vlacq for Johannes Vlacq, 1668. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, boards and board edges, gilt edges. [12], 202 pp. Full description
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Portuguese proposal to return Brazil to the Dutch

COUTINHO, Francisco de Sousa. Propositie ghedaen ter vergaderinghe van hare hoogh-mog: d'heeren Staten Generael der Vereenichde Nederlanden, in 's Gravenhage den XVIen. Augusti 1647.
[Netherlands], 1647. 4to. With a woodcut decoration built up from arabesque typographic ornaments on title-page and a woodcut decorated initial. Modern half calf, marbled sides. 16 pp. Full description
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