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HET BRITANNISCHE RYK IN AMERIKA Excessively rare book from Dunninger's library, Het Britannische Ryk in Amerika, Zynde eene Beschryving van de Ontdekking, Bevolking, Inwoonders, het Klimaat, den Koop-handel, en tegenwoordigen Staat van alle de Britannische ColoniŽŽn, Dutch translation of The British Empire in America (London 1708) by John Oldmixon, by Rudolf and Gerard Wetstein, Amsterdam , 1721, 627pp. in two parts, with an account of coffee and coffee plantations not in the English edition. The first part describes North America (New Foundland, Nova Scotia, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Hudson Bay) and part two the British colonies in Central America (Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent, Dominica, Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis, St Christopher, Barbuda, Anguilla, Jamaica and Bermuda). The author discusses the discovery, history, geography, population and economy of each of these regions. Lacks the eight folding engraved maps, includes the folding engraved image of a coffee plant and additional two plates of a single coffee plant and a coffee plant leaf. Ownership signature on blank verso of frontispiece, lacking endpapers but otherwise contents are in fine condition with Dunninger's bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Crudely rebound in brown plastic-like material, worthy of better attention. We see no records of this book's sale in ABPC, and ABE books lists the same book (but admittedly with the maps) at $11,800.
Estimate $ 1,000-1,500

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