The history of the bucaniers of America


The history of the bucaniers of America

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Full title: The history of the bucaniers of America ... Exhibiting a particular account and description of Porto Bello, Chagre, Panama, Cuba, Havanna, and most of the Spanish possessions on the coasts of the West-Indies, and also all along the coasts of the South Sea; with the manner in which they have been invaded, attempted, or taken by these adventurers / the whole written in several languages by persons present at the transactions : translated into English, and illustrated with copper-plates : in two volumes.


A.O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin


London, Printed for D. Midwinter, in St. Paul's-Church-Yard; T. Woodward, at the Half-Moon between the Temple-Gates; C. Bathurst, at the Cross-Keys against St. Dunstan's Church, both in Fleet-Street; and A. Ward, at the King's-Arms in Little-Britain


MDCCXLI. [1741]


2 volumes : frontispiece, 3 plates (some folded), 3 portraits, 2 folded maps ; 17 cm


Collation: v. 1: [6], 354 pages, [9] leaves of plates (incl. 3 folded maps); v. 2: [2], 406, [24] pages.

Exquemelin's "De americaensche zee-roovers," Amsterdam, 1678, was translated into Spanish in 1681 and thence by an anonymous translator into English, London, W. Crooke, 1684.

The translation of Exquemelin contained in this "Fourth edition" of 1741 differs from that of 1684 and subsequent editions, as do also the portraits and plates.

Includes index.


Presented by Seymour Schulich [Gift2015]


Ringrose, Basil, -1686.
Raveneau de Lussan, Sieur.
Montauban, Sieur de, approximately 1650-1700.
Schulich, Seymour, donor. former owner.
Schulich-Woolf Collection.




F2161 .E97 1741
ESTC N9378

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A.O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin, “The history of the bucaniers of America,” Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, accessed June 24, 2018,