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Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier)

The history of the bucaniers of America : from the first original down to this time : written in several languages : and now collected into one volume ... : the whole newly translated into English, and illustrated with 25 copper-plates.

Additional Title(s):

Piratas de América. English

The third edition.
London : Printed for Tho. Newborough at the Golden-Ball in St. Paul's Church-Yard, John Nicholson at the King's-Arms in Little-Britain, and Benj. Tocke at the Middle-Temple-Gate, Fleetstreet, 1704.
Physical Description:
3 volumes in 1 : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F2161 .E97 1704
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Exquemelin's history and the account by Ringrose are reprinted with slight changes from the 2nd edition of the anonymous translation of "De Americaensche zcc-roovers," London, W. Crooke in 1684-85. The Dutch original was published at Amsterdam, 1678.
Vol. 2 has caption title only: Bucaniers of America. The second volume. Part IV. The dangerous voyage, and bold attempts of Capt. Bartholomew Sharp ... [by Basil Ringrose].
The third volume has separate title page: A journal of a voyage made into the South Sea, by the bucaniers or freebooters of America; from the year 1684, to 1689. Written by the Sieur Raveneau de Lussan. To which is added, The voyage of the Sieur de Montauban, captain of the freebooters on the coast of Guinea in the year 1695. The second edition corrected. London: Printed for Tho. Newborough ... John Nicholson ... and Benj. Tooke ... , 1704.
Pagination: v. 1: [4], 180 pages; v. 2: 180, [12] pages; v. 3: [4], 204 pages.
Includes index.
English short title catalogue, T145511
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 23485
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary tan panelled calf. With the armorial bookplate: Philippus Stubs (i.e. Philip Stubbs, archdeacon of St. Albans).
Subject Terms:
Buccaneers -- Early works to 1800.
L'Olonnais, 1630-1671
Morgan, Henry, 1635?-1688
Pirates -- Early works to 1800.
Sharpe, Bartholomew, active 1679-1682
Spanish Main -- Early works to 1800.
Stubbs, Philip -- Bookplate.
West Indies -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Woodcuts -- 1704.
Engravings -- 1704.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Ringrose, Basil, -1686, author.
Montauban, Sieur de, approximately 1650-1700, author.
Raveneau de Lussan, Sieur, author.
Newborough, Thomas, bookseller.
Nicholson, John, active 1686-1720, bookseller.
Tooke, Benjamin, -1716, bookseller.

  • I. The exploits and adventures of Le Grand, Lolonois, Roche Brasiliano, Bat the Portuguese, Sir Henry Morgan, &c. / written in Dutch by Jo. Esquemeling, one of the bucaniers, and thence translated into Spanish
  • II. The dangerous voyage and bold attempts of Capt. Barth, Sharp, Watkin, Sawkins, Coxen, and others in the South-Sea / Basil Ringrose
  • III. A journal of a voyage into the South Sea by the freebooters of America, from 1684 to 1689 / written in French by the Sicur Raveneau de Lussan never before in English
  • IV. A relation of a voyage of the Sieur de Montaubon [!] capt. of the freebooters in Guinea, in the year, 1695, &c.

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