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Historie der boecaniers, of vrybuyters van America. Van haar eerste beginzelen tot deze tegenwoordige tyd toe.
Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1700.3 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary vellum with red morocco title-label to spine (spine sl. damaged; endpapers renewed). With woodcut title vignette, engraved title-page by Cornelis Huyberts, folding map and 7 engraved plates (1 folding) by Jan Lamsvelt. (8),219; 136,(6) pp.Second Dutch edition. - New and very much altered edition of the first edition of 1678. The whole second part is entirely new and intended for a continuation to the first. Also the plates are new, they are nicely done by Jan Lamsvelt. 'Little is known with certainty about Exquemelin (1645- ca.1707) author of one of the most important sourcebooks of seventeenth century piracy. Born about 1645, it is likely that Exquemelin was a native of Harfleur in France, who on his return from buccaneering settled in Holland, possibly because he was a Hugenot. In 1666 he was engaged by the French West India Company and went to Tortuga, where he stayed for three years. There he enlisted with the buccaneers, probably as a barber-surgeon, and remained with them until 1674. .. perhaps no book of the seventeenth century in any language was ever the parent of so many imitations and the source of so many fictions' (CNMM IV, p.51). This famous and popular book, The buccaneers of America, is the prototype of an entire literature of books on pirates and buccaneers in all languages up to the present day. 'The classic Buccaneers of America is the prime, and indeed almost the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the seventeenth century' (Howgego p.357). - With bookplate of the John Carter Brown Library: Duplicate released and small stamp of the Brown University on title-page. - Age-browned otherwise a fine copy of the scarce Dutch edition.Cat. NHSM II, p.878; Sabin 23469; Muller, America, 580; CNMM IV, Piracy & Privateering, 180; European Americana IV, p.371; Hill 577-579 'classic of all buccaneering books'.
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