Veiling 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- M(AREES), P. (d)e. Beschrijvinghe ende Historische verhael vant Gout koninckrijck van Guinea, anders de Gout-custe de Mina genaemt leggende in het deel van Africa met haren gelooven, opinien, handelinghen, manieren, talen, (etc.). Amst., Michiel Colijn, 1617. W. lge. engr. on the ti. & 20 engr. (19 full-p.). Sm-8°-obl. Mod. vellum 'spitselband'. (New endpapers, 5 lvs. (1E1, 1G1, 1K4, 1L1 and 2C1) bound up in photostat in a professional manner (incl. 1 text ill.), rep. to margins in places, outer right margin ti.-p. remargined, a bit browned/soiled throughout).

Second edition of a work that offers one of the earliest descriptions of what now is Ghana. In addition to a description of the region, the author also described the local rituals of the inhabitants. De Marees took a sociological approach to this. For example, he describes their family structures, religion, culture and the like. Since the author was on a trading trip, he also devotes several chapters to the local economy and trade. He also writes a lot about native fauna and flora. The intriguing plates are similar to the ones occurring in the first edition (1602). - Tiele 716; Cat Muller, Journaux, 150-1. Sold w.a.f., not subject to return.

€ 800

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