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STEDMAN, John Gabriel.
Viaggio al Surinam e nell' interno della Guiana ossia relazione di cinque anni di corse e di osservazioni fatte in questo interessante e poco conosciuto paese

Published
Milano: Giambattista Sonzogno, 1818.
References
Sabin 91081; JCB Libr. 42; Abbey Travel 719.
Plates
14
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Milano: Giambattista Sonzogno, 1818.
Ref
1104

FIRST EDITION, and the most famous work on Dutch Surinam translated into Italian. 4 vols. 12mo. Original yellow printed wrappers, uncut, preserved in special half black morocco case. Lithographed portrait, 5 coloured engraved plates and large folding engraved map in 1st vol.; 4 engraved plates of which 3 coloured in 2nd vol; 4 hand coloured plates in 3rd vol; 3 engraved plates, of which 2 are hand coloured in 4th volume. Beautiful example with nicely coloured plates. A popular work, published in many editions in 6 languages. Stedman took part in the punitive expedition sent by the Dutch Republic to subdue the native negro slaves in Surinam from 1772-77. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Schiava Mora Condannata a Strascinare un Peso. 2. Cacciatore Negro, Armato. 3. Giovanna. 4. Negro Sospeso Vivo Per Le Coste. 5. Il Capitano Stedman fa Scorticare il Serpente Aboma. Volume 2. 6. Quaterona, Schiava nel Surinam. 7. Schiava Samboe, Lacerata dalla Fustigazione. 8. Famiglia Indiana Caraiba. Volume 3. 9. Un Piantatore in Abito di Mattina. 10. Un Negro in Sentinella. 11. Marcia a traverse di una Palude. 12. Indiana Arrowukas. Volume 4. 13. Famiglia di Schiavi Negri di Loango. 14. Graman Quacy.