WEST-INDIES -- OEXMELIN, A.O. Histoire des avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes. Par., J. Le Febure, 1688. 2 in 1 vol. (24), 448 (recte 248), (16); (6), 285, (17) pp. W. engr. ti., 3. fold. maps (Caribbean, Venezuela and Panama) and 4 text-engrs. (3 full-p.). 12°. Cont. cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Upper joint split, spine cracked, corners bumped, slightly browned/foxed).Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin (also spelled Esquemeling, Exquemeling, or Oexmelin) (c. 1645–1707) was a French, Dutch or Flemish writer best known as the author of one of the most important sourcebooks of 17th-century piracy, first published in Dutch in Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn, in 1678. - Second French edition. Sabin 23476; Palau 85743.
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