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Madagascar and its opportunities for trade and colonization, detailing the trade with India,
Persia and other countries along the Arabian Sea

BOOTHBY, Richard. A breife discovery or description of the most famous island of Madagascar or St. Laurence in Asia neare unto East-India.
London, Printed by E[dward]. G[riffin]. for John Hardesty, 1646. Small 4to (20 x 15.5 cm). Gold-tooled tanned sheepskin (ca. 1850). Rebacked, with original backstrip laid-down. Full description
€ 35,000
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Important account containing the earliest information on Darfur,
written by the first European to describe the region

BROWNE, William George. Nieuwe reize naar de binnenste gedeelten van Afrika, door Egypte, Syrie en Le Dar-four, ... gedaan in den jaare 1792-1798.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1800. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding maps engraved by D. Veelwaard (ca. 32 x 24 cm and 43 x 40 cm), a woodcut of a pyramid and some tables in text. Modern half vellum. Full description
€ 1,250
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Misconduct at Basra by VOC resident

[CANTER, Frans]. Deductie gedaan ... uit den name ende van wegens bewindhebberen van de Oost-Indische Compagnie ter kamer Amsterdam, eerst requiranten van appoinctement van anticipatie, en nu gedaagdens by mandament van revisie, ter eenre, op ende jegens Aaltje Fransse, weduwe van Cornelis Canter, Jan Canter, en Hendrik van Greuningen, als in huwelyk hebbende Anna Canter, zeggende te zyn moeder, broeder,, en zwager respective, van Frans Canter, alle wonende te Amsterdam, ...
[Amsterdam, 1752]. Folio (31.5 x 20.5 cm). Bound as sewn; the back of the last page has a letterpress title, which upon folding served as a title-wrapper.
With: (2) Missive van de bewindhebberen van de generale Neederlandsche geoctroyeerde Oostindische Compagnie ter vergadering van Seeventienen.
[Amsterdam, 1758]. Folio (33 x 21 cm). Bound as sewn. Full description
€ 3,500
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Treaty on the Dutch and Portuguese commerce and territories in Ceylon

[CEYLON]. Provisioneel en[de] particulier tractaet, ... tusschen de heer Francisco de Sousa Continho, raedt ende ambassadeur vanden ... coningh van Portugael ... ende de heeren gedeputeerden vande ... Staten Generael ... aengaende de controversie over de jurisdictie ende territorie van 't fort Galle, etc.
The Hague, Widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz van Wouw, 1645. 4to. With the woodcut arms of the States General (lion with sword and 7 arrows) in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes on title-page. Modern black paper wrappers. Full description
€ 750
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Merchant voyages and trade with the Ottoman Empire, Persia, Egypt, Arabia, etc.

CIGNANO, Ludovico. Quieta solitudine di varii ragionamenti, discorsi, et concetti, ove si narra quattro navigationi …
Bologna, Alessandro Benacci, 1587. Small 4to (21×15 cm). With a woodcut coat of arms on the title-page. Goatskin morocco (ca. 1870/80?), richly gold-tooled spine and turn-ins, signed in foot of front turn-in by the Paris bookbinders "DARLAUD FRÈRES", gold fillets on sides and board edges. Full description
€ 45,000
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Suppressing the East African slave trade in the Gulf region

COLOMB, Philip Howard. Slave-catching in the Indian Ocean: a record of naval experiences.
London, Longmans, Green and Co. (colophon: printed by Spottiswoode & Co.), 1873. 8vo. With 8 steel-engraved illustration plates including the frontispiece (the 5 signed ones engraved by Pearson), a folding map of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and the Gulf, hand-coloured in outline (lithographed by Edward Weller), and one line of music notes in the text. Contemporary dark half calf (rebacked). Full description
€ 1,950
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