1730 1ed Slavery Voyages of Marchais AFRICA Whydah Maps Labat Sea Monsters 2v

LABAT, Jean-Baptiste

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Jean-Baptiste Labat was a 17th-century Frenchman known for his eclectic interests including exploration. His most famous works concern voyages in America, the West Indies, and the Caribbean. In 1730, Labat published an account of the voyages of Reynaud Desmarchais, a captain of slave ship that sailed exclusively between the African Gold Coast and the West Indies.

 

Voyage du Chevalier des Marchais en Guinée’ describes many of the procedures and regulations that were involved in slave trade as well as the economic and commercial influence of slavery. In addition to discussions on slaves, Labat includes information on fish, animals, geography, and …sea monsters! (i.e. sharks).

 

These volumes from the 1730 first edition include 27 exquisite illustrations including a view of the coronation procession of the King of Whydah.

 

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1730 1ed Slavery Voyages of Marchais AFRICA Whydah Maps Labat Sea Monsters 2v

 

Jean-Baptiste Labat was a 17th-century Frenchman known for his eclectic interests including exploration. His most famous works concern voyages in America, the West Indies, and the Caribbean. In 1730, Labat published an account of the voyages of Reynaud Desmarchais, a captain of slave ship that sailed exclusively between the African Gold Coast and the West Indies.

 

Voyage du Chevalier des Marchais en Guinée’ describes many of the procedures and regulations that were involved in slave trade as well as the economic and commercial influence of slavery. In addition to discussions on slaves, Labat includes information on fish, animals, geography, and …sea monsters! (i.e. sharks).

 

These volumes from the 1730 first edition include 27 exquisite illustrations including a view of the coronation procession of the King of Whydah.

 

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LABAT, Jean-Baptiste

 

Voyage du chevalier des Marchais en Guinée, isles voisines, et a Cayénne : fait en 1725, 1726 et 1727 : Contenant une description très exacte & très étendue de ces païs, & du commerce qui s’y fait. Enrichi d’un grand nombre de cartes & de figures en taille

 

Paris : chez Pierre Prault, 1730. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete; 2 volumes (of 4)
    • I – xxiv, [2], 381, [1]
      • 15 engraved plates
    • II – [4], 364
      • 12 engraved plates
    • References: Sabin 38414;
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm)

 

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10406

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

LABAT, Jean-Baptiste

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent