2 EXQUEMELIN / Historie der boecaniers,..van America 106


Description: EXQUEMELIN (ESQUEMELIN), Alexandre Olivier.
Historie der boecaniers, of vrybuyters van America. Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1700. 3 parts (paginated as 2) in 1 volume. 4to. With an engraved, illustrated title-page, letterpress title-page with woodcut publisher's device, a folding engraved map of South and Central America, and 7 engraved illustration plates (1 folding). Eighteenth-century half vellum, later marbled sides.
€ 6,950
Second (expanded) Dutch edition of retired pirate Alexandre Exquemelin's famous and much imitated eye-witness account of pirate life in the Caribbean in the late 17th-century: "the prime, and indeed almost the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the seventeenth century" (Howgego). It comprises three parts (on the island Hispaniola, pirate life, and the capture of Panama City) plus an appendix giving an account of the journey made by buccaneer captain Montauban in 1695.
Binding rubbed. Good copy of popular account of piracy by an insider.
Alden & Landis 700/11; JCB IV, p. 317; Muller, America 580; Sabin 23469.
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