“The standard work concerning the Gold Coast of this period.” (Cardinall).
Bosman was Chief Factor for the Dutch at the castle of São Jorge de Elmina. His work is written in the form of letters and, as well as providing an unflattering view of the “very fraudulent and crafty, idle and careless” natives, describes the forts and factories of the coast.
First edition in English, 8vo., , 493, pp., engraved folding map by Moll, 7 engraved plates, contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, morocco lettering piece, an excellent copy.
Cardinall 256; Goldsmiths 4153; Hogg 144b.
Stock ID: 90556