Bref, til en vän i Sverige, innehållande historisk och geografphisk beskrifning öfver colonien Sierra Leona i Afrika; jämte S.L. compagniets och coloniens formerande; ... Coloniens tiltagande och dess förstörande af en fransk esquadre, i october 1794. Part one (all publ.). Stockholm, Kumelinska Tryckeriet, 1801.
Pp. 130. Contemporary half calf, flat spine richly decorated in gilt and with title lables, rubbed. Bookplate and old ownership signature on front endpaper. First edition, second issue with imprimatur And. Nordblad on verso of title. Some staining. In 1790 after 12 years' Dutch service Padenheim joined the Sierra Leone Company in London founded by Granville Sharp. Padenheim together with three other Swedes; August Nordenskjöld (minerologist), Adam Afzelius (botanist) and Jacob Strand (governor secretary) arrived in Sierra Leone in February 1792 to participate in establishing a "free slave" colony there, and further more arranging for transport of released slaves from America and England to this colony. Padenheim's work comprises five letters, of which one was written at London and the other four at Freetown between October 1791 and October 1792. The letters comprise information about the establishment of the Sierra Leone Company in London, the voyage from England to Africa, living conditions and difficulties that arised at the newly built town Freetown and its neighbourhood town Timmaney. Padenheim together with Carl Bernard Wadström created the Swedish image of Africa at this time. See Dahlgren, Carl Bernard Wadström, NTBB 1915, p. 40.BOUND WITH: HUNTER, JOHN / TENCH, WATKIN & KING, PHILIP GIDLEY / [EDVARD, CAPT.]: Resa til Nya Södra Wallis, åren 1787, följande; jämte nyaste underrättelser om Engelska Nybygget i Port Jackson, Nya Holland och Norfolks-Ön, af Capit. Tench och King samt Cap. Edvards resa omkring jorden. Åren 1790, 1791, 1792. Sammandrag. Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1797.Pp. (iv), 283. Title stained. Contains a Swedish abridged version of Hunter's "An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson, ..." (1793). Also included are Swedish versions of Captain Tench's account on New South Wales; Captain King's journal from the Norfolk Island and; Hamilton's account of Commander Edvard's circumnavigation. Samuel Ödmann based the translations on German editions. Ferguson 250. SWIM 1:25. Wantrup pp. 68-72.
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Keywords: North Africa, Africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, sierra leone, slave trade, slaves, slavar,