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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.
€ 800
First and only edition of the expanded Dutch translation of Abbeokuta, or Sunrise within the tropics by Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821-1893), translated and expanded by Theodorus Matthijs Looman (1816-1900). It is a description of Yorubaland, West Africa, and the Christian mission. The book opens with a chapter on the slave trade -- the Yoruba people were among the most heavily targeted -- followed by chapters on the Muslim Fula people, the Niger-expedition, Abeokuta, etc. It includes maps of West Africa, Yorubaland and Abeokuta, and several other illustrations.
The British Charlotte Tucker, a prolific children's writer known for her realistic depiction of the lives of the poor, is best known for her tales of India, where she travelled and worked as a missionary.
With the index loosely inserted, one plate loose, a mostly marginal tear in one page and slightly browned throughout, but all plates still very good. NCC (7 copies); not in Kainbacher (2016); for Tucker: K. Reynolds, "Tucker, Charlotte Maria (1821-1893)", in: ODNB online.
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