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Beschryving van Guiana, of de Wilde Kust in Zuid-America, ... als Essequebo, Demerary, Berbice, Suriname, en derzelver rivieren, ... Waarby komt eene verhandeling over den Aart en de Gewoontes der Neger-Slaaven.Amsterdam, Gerrit Tielenburg, 1770. 2 volumes. Large 4to. With 6 full-page and 8 double-page folding engraved plates, and 1 engraving in text. Contemporary half calf.
JCB 1742; JFB H-41; Sabin 30712; Suriname Catalogus 2560; Tiele, Bibl. 457. Untrimmed, large paper copy of the first edition of the classic work on "Guiana," covering primarily modern Guyana and Surinam, but also parts of French Guyana and northern Brazil. It provides an account of the geography and history of the regions; the customs and habits of the natives; the flora and fauna; the discoveries of the Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch voyagers and their settlements and colonization, the commerce of the Dutch West India Company, the Company of Berbice and the Surinam Society and slaves and the slave trade. Warden, Bibliotheca Americana calls it "by far the best work ever published on the countries described." With only an occasional marginal spot, smudge or crease, and with two pages stuck together in the gutter margin (not affecting or obscuring the text) and the fore-edge of the blank final page stuck to the following endleaf. The spines and the paper on the boards are slightly damaged. A beautifully preserved large paper copy.
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