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[Volume 1] Narrative, of a five years' expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America, from the year 1772, to 1777 : elucidating the history of that country, and the description of its productions, viz. quadrupedes, birds, fishes, reptiles, trees, shrubs, fruits, & roots; with an account of the indians of Guiana, & Negroes of Guinea. By Captn. J.G. Stedman. Illustrated with 80 elegant engravings, designed from nature, by the author

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Stedman, John Gabriel. Narrative, of a Five Years Expedition Vol. 1. London : Printed by J. Johnson, St. Pauls Church Yard, & J. Edwards, Pall Mall. 1796.

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Stedman, John Gabriel (1796) Narrative, of a Five Years Expedition Vol. 1. London : Printed by J. Johnson, St. Pauls Church Yard, & J. Edwards, Pall Mall.

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Stedman, John Gabriel, Narrative, of a Five Years Expedition Vol. 1. London : Printed by J. Johnson, St. Pauls Church Yard, & J. Edwards, Pall Mall. 1796.

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John Gabriel Stedman was a distinguished officer in the Scots Brigade In Holland and a British Dutch soldier and noted author, who volunteered for service against the Negroes in Dutch Guiana. His first-hand observation and depiction of slavery and other aspects of colonization became an important tool in the abolitionist cause. He described all aspects of natural life in this South American colony.

First published in 1796, the unsold copies of the second edition [of 1806] were issued with a new title-page in 1813.

Illustrated with 76 elegant hand coloured copper engravings from drawings made by the author and engraved by William Blake, Bartolozzi and others. 2 identical engraved titles, 3 folding maps and 1 folding panoramic view all with tissue guards. 2 volumes, small 4to.

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Abbey Travel II 719; Bobins I 27; Sabin 91075.

List of Images

1. Front Cover

2. Title Page

3. Frontispiece Portrait of the Author

4. A Map of Guiana

5. The Harangus Volans, or Flying Fish

6. The Dorado, or Dolphin of the Moderns

7. A Female Negro Slave, with a Weight chained to her Ancle

8. View of the Constable Rocks, off Cayenne, from N.E.

9. The Saw Fish & part of the Head reversed.

10. The Fruit called Avoira

11. The Shaddock Apple

12. A Map of Surinam

13. A Coromantyn Free Negro, or Ranger, armed

14. Joanna

15. Sprig of the Tamarind Tree

16. View of the Estate Alkmaar, on the River Commewine

17. Representation of a Tent Boat, or Plantation Barge

18. A Negro hung alive by the Ribs to a Gallows

19. The Toucan & the Fly-catcher

20. A private Marine of Col. Fourgeoud's Corps

21. View & Plan of the Fortress called Amsterdam

22. The Leguana or Iguana Lizard of Guiana

23. The Alligator or Cayman of Surinam

24. The Ai, & the Unan; or the Sheep & Dog Sloth

25. View of the Post Devil's Harwar; on Rio Cottica

26. The Armed Barges, commanded by Capt. Stedman

27. The Mecoo & Kishee Kishee Monkeys

28. The skinning of the Aboma Snake, shot by Capt. Stedman

29. Order of March

30. The Blue & Yellow & the Anazon Macaw

31. Group of Negros, as imported to be sold for Slaves

32. Sprig of the Cotton Tree

33. The Armadillo & Porcupine of Guiana

34. The Skulls of Lieut. Leppar; & Six of his Men

35. The Manicole & the Cocoa-Nut Tree

36. The Agamy & Powese or Peacock Pheasant

37. The Military Post Vreedenburgh, at the Marawina

38. View of the three Encampments at the Wana Creek

39. Azure blue Butterfly of South America

40. View of the Town of Paramaribo, with the Road & Shipping from the opposite Shore

41. Plan of the Town of Paramaribo

42. Female Quadroon Slave of Surinam

43. The Bajew, or Stag of Guiana

44. The Wirrebocerra, or Small Deer

45. The Sugar Cane, in its four different Stages

46. Flagellation of a Female Samboe Slave

47. The Spur winged Water hen of Guiana

48. The Red Curlew of Surinam

49. The Pingo Warree, or Wild Boar of Guiana

50. The Pecary, or Mexican Hog

51. The Plantation Tree, and the Banana

52. Indian Family of the Carribee Nation

53. Arms, Ornaments & Furniture of the Indians

54. Back Cover

Publication Information

Publisher: London : Printed by J. Johnson, St. Pauls Church Yard, & J. Edwards, Pall Mall

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English

Pages: 540

Contributor(s):

John Carter Brown Library

ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-05-04

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