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Clapperton's expedition in search of the course of the Niger

CLAPPERTON, Hugh and Richard LANDER. Reis in de binnenlanden van Afrika, ... gedurende de jaren 1825, 1826 en 1827: benevens het reisverhaal van Richard Lander.
Rotterdam, widow J. Allart ( printed by Gebr. Giunta d'Albani, The Hague), 1830-1831. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With aquatint portrait of the author, folding lithographed map (47 x 55 cm) showing the routes of the expedition and a folding map of the "Kouarra" (Niger) river. Mid 19th-century tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled. [4], IV, [2], 285, [3 blank]; [4] 265, [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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A Portuguese expedition to the Kingdom of Kazemba

GAMITTO, Antonio Candido Pedroso. O Muata Cazembe e os povos Maraves, Cheva, Muiza, Muembas, Lundas e outros da Africa austral.
Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1854. 8vo. With 22 hand-coloured lithographed plates, and a folding lithographed map (45 x 28 cm), hand-coloured in outline. Contemporary straight-grained, gold-tooled black sheepskin, gilt edges. XXV, [1 blank], 501, [1 blank], [2] pp. Full description
€ 9,000
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The British navy's pilot guide for crossing the South Indian Ocean

[GREAT BRITAIN, HYDROGRAPHIC DEPARTMENT]. South Indian Ocean pilot. Madagascar, Îles Comores, Île de la Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles Group, Chagos Archipelago, and other islands lying westward of Longitude 80° East. Eighth edition.
Taunton, published by the hydrographer of the navy, 1971. With supplement no. 5 (1977). 8vo. With 2 small maps, 8 coastal profiles, 9 diagrams and 11 climatic tables in the book and also 1 view of the coast of Marie Louise Islet (1975) in the supplement.Contemporary blue cloth with printed title in yellow. XI, [1 blank], 333, [1]; 40 pp. Full description
€ 600
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1681 dissertation on pygmies

JERNFELD, Crispin. ... De pygmaeis, tractatus historico-philologicus quem divinâ affulgente gratiâ concensu inclytae facultatis philosophicae sub praesidio viri amplissimi Dn. Johannis Bilberg ... d. 28 Maii ... M.DCLXXXI. publicè disputandum offert ...
Stockholm, Johan Georg Eberdt, [1681]. 8vo. Modern marbled paper over boards with printed spine label. [18], 110 pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Rare publication by the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute containing 24 charts of the currents
in the Gulf of Guinea and around the equator

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDSCH METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT. [KLUIT, M.E.B.J. and P.F. van HEERDT]. De Guinea en Equatoriaal stroomen voor iedere maand afzonderlijk bewerkt volgens de gegevens van 2900 journalen, gehouden aan boord van Nederlandsche schepen.
Utrecht, printed by stoom-, boek- en steendrukkerij "De Industrie", J. van Druten for the KNMI, 1895. Folio (58 x 36,5 cm). With 24 double-page charts of the currents in the Gulf of Guinea off the West-African coast, 2 charts for each month, printed in blue, black and red. Half buckram and marbled paper over boards. [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], [3], [1 blank] pp. and 24 double page charts. Full description
€ 1,950
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French Polynesia and Somaliland. On occasion of the Exposition Universelle of 1900

[LEMASSON, Henry]. Notice sur les etablissements Français de l'oceanie.
[Paris, Alcan-Lévy, ca. 1900]. With 11 half-tone reproductions of photographs and a map in text.
With: (2) VIGNÉRAS, Sylvain. Notice sur la Cöte Française des Somalis.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1900. With a folding lithographed map and 26 half-tone reproductions of photographs in text. 8vo. 2 works in 1 volume (ad 2 bound before ad 1). Contemporary black half sheepskin. 127, [1 blank]; 85, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 250
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Important description of the South Africa interior, with 9 hand-coloured plates (7 showing indigenous Africans)

LE VAILLANT, François. Voyage de Monsieur Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique.
Paris, Leroy (colophon vol. 2: printed by Lottin l'aîné & Lottin), 1790. 2 volumes. 8vo. With the publisher's woodcut device on each title-page, engraved frontispiece, 2 folding engraved views and 9 numbered engraved plates (7 costume figures of indigenous Africans and 2 illustrations of giraffes).With the 9 numbered plates coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, richly gold-tooled flat spines. XXIV, 383; 403 pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Poetic descriptions of Batavia, India, the Cape, Dutch country estates and notable persons

MARRE, Jan de. Batavia, begrepen in zes boeken.
Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor & heirs of G. onder de Linden, 1740.
(2) MARRE, Jan de. Bespiegelingen over gods wysheid in't bestier der schepselen, en eerkroon voor de Caab de Goede Hoop.
Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor & heirs of G. onder de Linden, 1746.
(3) MARRE, Jan de. Hof- en mengeldichten.
Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor & heirs of G. onder de Linden, 1746.
3 works in 1 volume, the first in 6 parts. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece and an elaborate title-vignette (identical on all three title-pages. And ad. 1 with a folding engraved plate of Jakarta "as it was in 1731" by Jan van der Laan. Contemporary vellum, red spine label. [36], 320, [6]; [42], 178, [22], [20], 214, [4] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Official publications concerning the British and German claim on Angra Pequena (Lüderitz), Namibia

[NAMIBIA - AFRICA]. Angra Pequena. Correspondence respecting the settlement at Angra Pequena, on the S.W. coast of Africa. ... [C.-4190].
With:(2) Copy of a despatch from the Right Honourable the Earl of Derby, K.G., Her Majesty's high commissioner in South Africa, relative to the establishment of a German protectorate at Angra Pequena and along the neighbouring coast. ... [C.-4265].(3) Further correspondence respecting the settlement at Angra Pequena on the south-west coast of Africa (in continuation of [C.-4190] ...) ... [C.-4262].
London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1884. 3 works in 1 volume. Folio. With a folding map in ad 1 and a full-page map in ad 3. Modern blue paper wrappers. X, 60; 13, [1]; X, 75, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 750
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Signed authors presentation copy of a detailed eye-witness account of Senegal ca. 1880,
not for sale: with 2 chromolithographed maps, 3 original albumen prints and 4 wood-engraved views
in a fine presentation binding by Lucien Magnin in Lyon

SZYMANSKI, Félix. Essai sur la guerre dans le Soudan.
Lyon, Imprimerie Mougin-Rusand, 1888. Large 8vo (24.5 x 16 cm). With 2 large folding chromolithographed maps (50 x 60 cm; map images 44 x 58 cm; scale 1: 1,000,000), 4 wood-engraved illustrations in the text and 3 original photographic albumen prints (10.5 x 13 cm) mounted on paperboard plates. Contemporary gold-tooled, black goatskin morocco (signed at the foot of the front turn-in by Lucien Magnin in Lyon), richly gold-tooled spine, richly gold-tooled turn-ins, double fillets on board edges, gilt edges. [4], 184 pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Illustrated description of the Yoruba people, among the most heavily targeted by the Atlantic slave trade

[TUCKER, Charlotte Maria] and Theodorus Matthijs LOOMAN. Abbeokoeta; of de dageraad tusschen de keerkringen: eene schets van het ontstaan en den vooruitgang der zending in Yorriba. Uit het Engelsch naar den vijfden druk vertaald, en tot op den jongsten tijd bijgewerkt.
Amsterdam, H. Höveker (back of half-title: for the "Vereeniging ter bevordering van Christelijke lectuur"), 1860. 12mo. With chromolithographed frontispiece, 3 lithographed maps (2 double-page and 1 folding), 1 chromolithographed plate and 8 wood-engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth. [2], VIII, [2], 330, [5], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 800
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Unique panoramic photographs of Zanzibar and Madagascar in 1900

[PHOTOGRAPHY - ZANZIBAR - MADAGASCAR - MAYOTTE]. [Album with unique panoramic photographs of Zanzibar and Madagascar].
[Zanzibar, Madagascar, Mayette, 1900]. Oblong album (25 x 34 cm) with 47 silver gelatin photographic prints, many with handwritten captions in French. The photographs vary in size from 8 x 5.5 cm to 27 x 20.5 cm. The 30 panorama photographs measure 5.5 x 17.5 cm. Brown cloth album made by M. Andouard in Paris, decorated endpapers. 10, [10 blank] ll. Full description
€ 4,500
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