1853 Scarce Book - Pirates -The History Of The Buccaneers Of America. Illustrations & MAP.
Author : Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier.
Title: The History Of The Buccaneers Of America; Containing Detailed Accounts Of Those Bold And Daring Freebooters; Chiefly Along The Spanish Main, In The West Indies, And The Great South Sea, succeeding the civil wars in England.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: Boston, Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., 1853.
Size : 9.5 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: 484 pages
Binding: Good and still attractive original blind & gilt-stamped cloth binding (hinges worn and scuffed were repaired by a previous owner but they remain tight and secure - as shown, covers and upper&lower parts of spine scuffed and worn as shown) under a protective mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Good content (tight, some foxing and staining throughout - as shown, nice previous 1856 owner name on the second blank page - as shown).
Illustration: Complete with the 12 illustrations, the folding illustration of the battle of Panama and the scarce folding Map of the South Sea & Coasts of America (Map has been neatly repaired with clear archival tape at the back).
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 500)
The book: Scarce with the Map in any condition. This History of the Buccaneers of America. includes some introductory notices of piracies on the coast of New England.
The author: Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin (also spelled Esquemeling, Exquemeling, or Oexmelin) (c. 1645–1707) was a French, Dutch or Flemish writer best known as the author of one of the most important sourcebooks of 17th-century piracy, first published in Dutch as De Americaensche Zee-Roovers, in Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn, in 1678.
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