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Captain's journal of the voyage of the steam ship "Cornelis Dirks" to Africa and South America

Verslag van eene reize naar de westkust van Afrika, Rio de Janeiro en Rio de la Plata, door Z.M. schroef-stoomschip Cornelis Dirks, ...1859-1860.[Amsterdam, widow of G. Hulst van Keulen, 1863]. 8vo. Contemporary blue paper wrappers.
€ 1,500
Separately published edition of the journal of a voyage of the screw-propeller steam ship Cornelis Dirks to the west coast of Africa (Guinea, the Gold Coast, the Congo), Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Montevideo in Uruguay, Buenos Aires in Argentina and other sites along the South American coast. It was written by the ship's captain, Lieutenant first class J.F. Koopman and edited for publication by Jacob Swart. Besides the daily account of events on board, lists of provisions purchased, etc., the journal gives descriptions of the lands, peoples, costumes and activities in the regions visited, including accounts of the indigenous peoples and the Dutch and Portuguese troops and colonists. It gives an extensive account of slavery and the slave trade, carried out both within Africa and by Europeans for their colonies or former colonies.Slightly foxed, a few pages slightly frayed along the margins. Paper wrappers worn, spine damaged, book block somewhat loose. Otherwise in good condition.
Cf. NCC (in journal only); Tiele, Bibl. 1143 (1863: in journal only); WorldCat (in journal only).
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Africa  >  Cartography & Exploration | Central & West Africa
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