The Danish Slave Trade

    Ludevig Ferdinand Römer. Tilforladelig Efterretning om Kysten Guinea, Indeholdende: Bestrivelse. [Copenhagen]: Ludolph Henrich Lillies Enke, 1760.

    Second edition. Octavo. [xxx], 343, [2] pages. One fold-out map and three fold-out plates of Danish military forts along the African coast. Portrait frontispiece. Text in Danish.

    Full calf with extra gilt spine, gilt borders, and gilt floral devices in corners. Marbled endpapers. All edges stained red. Binding rubbed and worn; boards very slightly bowed. Fore-edge of map worn. Tight and sturdy. Very good.

    Römer recounts his time as a successful Danish Gold Coast slave trader, with much on the Danish forts. With a preface defending slavery by Erik Pontoppidan. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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