Antique Travel Account-1681-FRANCIS BROOKS-BARBARY-MOROCCO-SLAVE-vd Aa-1707



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Copperplate engravings and letter press text on verge type hand laid paper with watermark (not visible on all sheets). on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 23 x 17.5 cm. The image size is ca. 18 x 13.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 9.1 x 6.9 inch. The image size is ca. 7.1 x 5.3 inch.

Disbound text and plates to the described travel journal (in Dutch): title page with engraved emblem, all 58 text pages (unnumbered intro, 9-61), 3 register page, 2 engraved plates, 1 map. The map is titled: ‘Barbaryen, tot de ongelukkige scheeps-togt van Francoys Brooks, en syne slavernye te Macquenes, afgebakend.’ (image size 23×15,5cm) The first plate shows a Sjak / Jewish leader being attacked by a soldier of the Viceroy of Barbary / Morocco called Coyd Birry, after he refused to lend money. The second plate shows the hitting of a sleeping lion, during Brooks escape. This work originates from: ‘Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-waardigste Zee en Land-reysen, na Oost en West-Indien, Mitsgaders andere Gewesten, ter eerster Ontdekking enn soo vervolgens van Verscheyde Volkeren, meerendels door Vorsten, of Maatschappyen Derwaarts gesonden, gedaan. Zedert het jaar 1673 tot 1696 …’, (transl.: Accurate accounts of memorable sea and land-voyages, to the East and West Indies and other regions, first discovering by different nations, mostly kings or companies send there. since 1673-1673.), published by Pieter Van Der Aa, Leiden 1706-1708. This section is part of this book and titled: ‘Ongelukkige scheeps-togt van Francois Brooks, na Barbaryen, Gedaan in ‘t jaar 1681. en vervolgens …’ (transl: Unfortunate sea-voyage of Francois Brooks, to Barbary, Done in the year 1681 and thereafter …) Artists and Engravers: Publisher: Pieter van der Aa (Leiden 1659 – 1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases. Engraver: some plates or emblems in this work have the initials J.G. (Jan Goeree.) Jan Goeree (1670 � 1731) was a draughtsman, engraver, poet and author. mainly active in Amsterdam. The son of Willem Goeree and pupil of Gerard de Lairesse.

Condition: Excellent given age. General age related toning and light dampstaining. Plates with original folding. Some small tears in margin. Some paper separation at the folding of the map, backed and restored. Please study scan carefully.



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