Les voyages du Sieur Le Maire aux Îles Canaries, Cap-Verd, Sénégal, et Gambie. Sous monsieur Dancourt, directeur général de la Compagnie roïale d'Affrique. Suivant la copie.

Paris, Jacques Collombat, 1695

12mo: 213-[22] pp.; 6 pl. (cut short without loss of text).

19th-c. sprinkled calf, blind roll frame on the boards, flat spine divided with gilt fillets, brown leather label, sprinkled edges (some sm. scratches, bumped corners).

Pirated edition published the same year as the first ed. This account of a journey to West Africa and the Atlantic islands off the coast of Africa was made in 1682 by a physician of the "Hôtel-Dieu" in Paris, employed by the French "Compagnie royale d'Afrique", founded in 1560 in order to trade in North Africa. The author is often confused with the famous Dutch explorer Jacob Le Maire (1585-1616). Ill. (complete) with 1 fold. map (bay and harbour of Brest) and 5 views of huts, costumes and activities of inhabitants. Title-page in red and black. The privilege is also reproduced.
Ref. Chadenat I:1655. - STCN 418000980 (with a different coll.).
Prov. Nicholas Garry (1782-1856), Deputy Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company from 1822 to 1835 (armorial bookpl.; ref. RBSC Bookplates).

€ 250 / 350

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