Auction 141, Lot 702

"Andries Battels Scheeptogt na Brasilie; door een XVIII Jarige gevangenschap, in d'Africaanse Gewesten van Angola en Loango Voleynd", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

This map depicts the voyages of Andrew Battel, an Englishman who sailed with Captain Abraham Cocke for Rio de la Plata in 1589. Battel was captured by the Indians and delivered to the Portuguese, who transferred him to Angola and imprisoned him. Battel finally made his way back to England after being absent 18 years. Battel's account of his captivity in Angola and travels in the surrounding area was published in Samuel Purchas' Purchas, His Pilgrimmage in 1614, and is considered a key account of the history of the region. This map was published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

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Condition: B+

Light, overall toning with a couple of minor spots and narrow bottom margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/5/2012

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