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Bogaert (Abraham)


Published: by Nicolaas ten Hoorn, T’ Amsterdam, 1711

Edition: First edition

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zynde eene historische beschryving dier koninkryken en landschappen door hem bezocht en doorwandelt,

beneffens een nauwkeurig ontwerp van de zeden, drachten, wetten en godtsdienst der zelve inwoonders,

en wat verder wegens de dieren, planten, vruchten, enz. in die gewesten aanmerkenswaardig is:

Mitsgaders een omstandig verhaal van den bantamschen inlandschen oorlog,

het verdryven der Francoizen uit het koninkryk Siam, en 't geen aan Kaap de Goede Hoop in den jaare 1706 is voorgevallen

tot aan het opontbod des Gouverneurs Willem Adriaan van der Stel.

Met printverbeelding en versiert

First edition: xvi, 604 pages, half title page and added engraved title page, folded engraved portrait of Bogaert opposite page 1, 14 engraved plates – some folded, water stains at the top of the preliminary pages, quarter leather with matching marbled boards which are scuffed and worn, a good copy.

Supplement on pages 546 – 604: Aanhangsel der Kaapsche Zaken

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography vol 1 page 146: A. Bogaert's historical travels through the eastern part of Asia, including a descriptive account of the kingdoms and provinces visited and traversed by him, as well as an exact sketch of the manners, customs, laws, and religion of the inhabitants, and furthermore of the animals, plants, fruits, &c, which are remarkable in these regions. Together with a circumstantial account of the war in the interior of Bantam, the expulsion of the French from the kingdom of Siam, and what happened in the Cape of Good Hope in the year 1706 up to the time of the recall of the Governor William Adrian van der Stel. With plates.

An account of Abraham Bogaert's third voyage to the Indies, at the outset of which he encountered a great storm, and his ship put into Plymouth. When the ship was ready for sea again, a fresh start was made, and passing the Canaries and Teneriffe, the vessel arrived in Table Bay in July 1702. There are descriptions of the country and the Hottentots, including a very curious plate. After a ten days' stay in Table Bay, the voyage was resumed to Bantam. Bogaert returned from the East Indies in the year 1706, calling again at Table Bay, and " he devoted two long chapters to an account of the tyranny practised by Governor William Adrian van der Stel, and its consequences. Of this he was more than a spectator, as he took an active part in the cause of the burghers. For this period of Cape history his work is of great value. ..." (Theal, " History of South Africa, 1481-1691.") There is the full text of the memorial sent home by the burghers complaining of the conduct of the Governor, and this memorial, according to Theal, was put into Bogaert's hands for safe custody, until the ship was fairly on its homeward voyage. No less than 138 pages of the volume are devoted to the account of Van Der Stel's case, and there is a view of Vergelegen, the Governor's estate, on which he had erected a large mansion. Amongst the engravings is a portrait of the author from a painting by Van Der Hses.



  • Overall Condition: A good copy
  • Size: 8vo (210 x170mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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