Brun, C. De redding der bemanning van het Nederlandsch brikschip Nijverheid, verbrant in de Indische zee benevens de beschrijving eener reis op de kust en in de binnenlanden van Oost-Afrika.

Rotterdam, Mensing van Westreenen, 1818.

8vo. XXIII, (1), 389, (3) pp. With woodcut vignette on title-page. Original cloth with spine rebound in modern giltstamped calf.


First edition.

Detailed report of the homeward journey of the crew of the Dutch ship "Nijverheid", wrecked in the Indian Ocean. In addition to the account of the loss of the ship and the rescue of the crew, Brun provides a comprehensive description of the states of Oman, Mosambique and Madagaskar. The account of Mascate includes comments on the great abilities of the Arabian seamen in operating nautical instruments, as well as on the beauty of Arabian women. Two tribes are mentioned specifically: the Harthy clan ruled by Sheikh Abdalla Ben Djemo, Governor of Zanzibar, and another under the rule of Emir Saleh. In the ensuing short history from the sixteenth century onwards, the Al Qasimi play a prominent role.

Half-title clipped and remargined. Occasional slight browstainning, but altogether very well preserved. Rare.

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