BOSMAN Willem.

A new and accurate description of the coast of Guinea,

£1,850

A new and accurate description of the coast of Guinea,
divided into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts. … Illustrated with several cutts. Written originally in Dutch by William Bosman, … To which is prefix’d, an exact map of the whole coast of Guinea …
James Knapton and Dan. Midwinter, London, 1705

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Description

“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.

Description

First edition in English, 8vo., [8], 493, [19]pp., engraved folding map by Moll, 7 engraved plates, contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, morocco lettering piece, an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Cardinall 256; Goldsmiths 4153; Hogg 144b.

 

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