Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Goldberry's Travels in Western Africa

    Silv. Meinrad Xavier Golberry. Fragmens d'un voyage en Afrique, Fait pendant les années 1785, 1786 et 1787, dans les Contrées occidentales de ce Continent, comprises entre le cap Blanc de Barbarie, par 20 degrés, 47 minutes, et le cap de Palmes, par 4 degrés, 30 minutes, latitude boréale. Paris: Treuttel et Würtz, 1802.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes. [2], 512; [4], 522 pages. Volume I with one engraved folding plate and one engraved folding map; Volume II with three engraved plates and one engraved folding map. Lacking one folding map. French text.

    Contemporary calf with decorative gilt ruled borders on the boards and additional decoration and titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Joints tender with moderate scuffing to boards. Contents sound with some occasional scattered foxing, former owners' bookplates on the pastedown and front free endpaper of each volume. Very good.

    An early account by Golberry of his travels in Western Africa providing an excellent overview of the indigenous people, their customs, habits and industry. Includes much on gold mining and the natural history of the region. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 595

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 3 days left to consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $619,240