1740 Leslie History of Jamaica PIRATES Blackbeard Edward Teach Buccaneers MAPS

LESLIE, Charles

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Charles Leslie was a Caribbean author who is known solely for his important ‘History of Jamaica’. This book, without question, is the preeminent account on the history of Jamaica which has become famous for being one of the earliest books to discuss pirate Edward Teach, or Blackbeard – especially from a first-hand basis. However, Edward Teach was not the only pirate that Leslie covered. In one of the 13 letters which make up this book, Leslie discusses the lives and plunders of Bartholomew Roberts, Lewis Scot, Roche Braziliano, and the famed Robert Searle, also known as John Davis.

 

Other notable topics covered in this book include a description of the island of Jamaica as it was in the 17th– and 18th-centuries, English conquests in the Caribbean, Colonel Luke Lillingstone’s expedition to Hispaniola, as well as local customs and superstitions of Jamaican natives.

 

Note that this 1740 edition includes the expected folding maps of Jamaica and the West Indies – both often lacking and highly desirable by themselves.

 

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1740 Leslie History of Jamaica PIRATES Blackbeard Edward Teach Buccaneers MAPS

 

Charles Leslie was a Caribbean author who is known solely for his important ‘History of Jamaica’. This book, without question, is the preeminent account on the history of Jamaica which has become famous for being one of the earliest books to discuss pirate Edward Teach, or Blackbeard – especially from a first-hand basis. However, Edward Teach was not the only pirate that Leslie covered. In one of the 13 letters which make up this book, Leslie discusses the lives and plunders of Bartholomew Roberts, Lewis Scot, Roche Braziliano, and the famed Robert Searle, also known as John Davis.

 

Other notable topics covered in this book include a description of the island of Jamaica as it was in the 17th– and 18th-centuries, English conquests in the Caribbean, Colonel Luke Lillingstone’s expedition to Hispaniola, as well as local customs and superstitions of Jamaican natives.

 

Note that this 1740 edition includes the expected folding maps of Jamaica and the West Indies – both often lacking and highly desirable by themselves.

 

Item number: #11237

Price: $2950

 

LESLIE, Charles

 

A new history of Jamaica, from the earliest accounts, to the taking of Porto Bello by Vice-Admiral Vernon: in thirteen letters from a gentleman to his friend… in which are briefly interspersed, the character of its governors and lieutenant governors… with two maps, one of that island, ond the other of the circumjacent islands and territories belonging to France, Spain, &c.

 

London: Printed for J. Hodges, at the Looking-glass on London-bridge, 1740.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • iv, 340
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Shelburne
    • The bookplate likely belonged to Henry Petty, 1st Earl of Shelburne PC (I) (1675 –1751) was an Anglo-Irish peer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1715 to 1727.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)
  • Extremely rare, valuable, and desirable

 

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11237

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Other

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

LESLIE, Charles

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete