A new and accurate description of the Coast of Guinea, divided into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts : containing a geographical, political and natural history of the kingdoms and countries : with a particular account of the rise, progress and present condition of all the European settlements upon that coast : and the just measures for improving the several branches of the Guinea trade : illustrated with several cutts

Title
A new and accurate description of the Coast of Guinea, divided into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts : containing a geographical, political and natural history of the kingdoms and countries : with a particular account of the rise, progress and present condition of all the European settlements upon that coast : and the just measures for improving the several branches of the Guinea trade : illustrated with several cutts / written originally in Dutch by William Bosman, chief factor for the Dutch at the castle of St. George d'Elmina, and now faithfully done into English ; to which is prefix'd, an exact map of the whole coast of Guinea, that was not in the original.
Author
Bosman, Willem
Publication
London : Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown, and Dan. Midwinter, at the Rose and Crown, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1705.

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Description
[8], 493 [i.e. 501], [19] pages, [8] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, map; 20 cm. (8vo)
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Ink stamps (Provenance)
Note
  • Translation of: Nauwkeurige beschryving van de Guinese Goud- Tand- en Slave-kust. Utrecht, 1704.
  • Unlike the organization in the original edition in Dutch, text not divided into three parts and work bibliographically not divided into two sections. However, half title to part 2 of the text is still retained and reads: A description of the Gold Coast of Guinea. To which is added a just representation of the slave trade, and a general account of the Slave Coast, the country of Ardra: Together with a circular tour made by the author in the year 1698. to Rio de Gabon, Cabo-Lopez di Gonsalvez, the islands of St. Tome and Annaboa; and his return to the Gold Coast. Part II. (p. 217).
  • Title page has double rule frame border.
  • "Books printed for, and sold by James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard."--bookseller's advertisement, p.[17]-[19] at end.
  • Page 98 misnumbered "68"; p. 410-411 misnumbered: "014-114"; p. 492 misnumbered "429". The eight leaves following p. 360 are numbered 361-368 on the rectos only; The numbering by leaf was done to accommodate the inserted gathering (2B). Pagination resumes on p. [377], numbered as p. 369.
  • Includes index.
  • Signatures: A⁴ B-2A⁸ (2B)⁴ 2B-2K⁸.
Indexed In (note)
  • Catalogue of the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature,
  • English short title catalogue,
  • Hanson, L. Contemporary printed sources for British and Irish economic history, 1701-1750,
Source (note)
  • of Sidney Lapidus;
Provenance (note)
  • with the ink stamp "Schomburg Collection" ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Binding (note)
  • Copy in Sc Rare C 16-7 (Lapidus Collection) bound in blind stamped brown leather boards with gilt stamped spine.
Call Number
Sc Rare 916.65-B (Bosman, W. New and accurate description of the coast of Guinea)
LCCN
05014621
OCLC
4943668
Author
Bosman, Willem, author.
Title
A new and accurate description of the Coast of Guinea, divided into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts : containing a geographical, political and natural history of the kingdoms and countries : with a particular account of the rise, progress and present condition of all the European settlements upon that coast : and the just measures for improving the several branches of the Guinea trade : illustrated with several cutts / written originally in Dutch by William Bosman, chief factor for the Dutch at the castle of St. George d'Elmina, and now faithfully done into English ; to which is prefix'd, an exact map of the whole coast of Guinea, that was not in the original.
Publisher
London : Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown, and Dan. Midwinter, at the Rose and Crown, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1705.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
Twenty-two letters by merchants of the Dutch West India Company; the first twenty are by Willem Bosman, and the last two by David van Nyendael and Jan Snoek. A small part of letter 18 and a substantial portion of letter 19 deals with the slave-trade; also some scattered notices about this subject elsewhere in the text.
Indexed In:
Catalogue of the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, 4153
English short title catalogue, T114282
Hanson, L. Contemporary printed sources for British and Irish economic history, 1701-1750, 520
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 916.65-B (accession no. B511688) with the ink stamp "Schomburg Collection" ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926. NN
Binding
Copy in Sc Rare C 16-7 (Lapidus Collection) bound in blind stamped brown leather boards with gilt stamped spine. NN
Source
Gift; of Sidney Lapidus; 2015. Copy Sc Rare C 16-7 in Schomburg Center, Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books
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Added Author
Nyendael, David van.
Snoek, Jan, active 1701-1702.
Knapton, James, -1738, bookseller.
Midwinter, Daniel, active 1698-1725, bookseller.
Lapidus, Sidney, 1937- donor.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner.
Added Title
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 916.65-B (Bosman, W. New and accurate description of the coast of Guinea)
Sc Rare C 16-7 (Lapidus Collection)
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