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[WINDUS, JOHN]: - Reise nach Mequinetz, der Residenz des heutigen Kaysers von Fetz und Marocco, welche C. Stuart als Gross-Britannischer Gesandter, Anno 1721 zur Erledigung der dortigen Gefangenen abgelegt hat. Hannover, Nicolaus F÷rster u. Sohn, 1726.

Small 4to. Pp. (xiv), 131, (5). With one engraved front portrait and 6 engraved plates. Half vellum on marbled paper covered boards, black morocco title label on spine. First German edition, translated from the original English (London 1725) by F.C. Weber. John Windus participated in an expedition with Commodore Charles Stewart in 1720 to conlude a peace treaty with the emperor of Morocco on behalf of George I. In January the following year a treaty between Britain and Morocco was signed at Ceuta. At that time many Europeans were imprisoned in Morocco because of piracy, but thanks to the peace agreement many English slaves (including some captains) were released. This edition has a portrait of the Emperor Moulai Ismail not found in the original. Gay 1294. Paulitschke 692. Playfair 342.
EUR 2500.00 [Appr.: US$ 2831.75 | £UK 2229 | JPą 315088] Book number 99534

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