[Volume 2] 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


Date: 1796



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.


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

1. Front Cover
10. The Wood-Rat of Surinam
11. The Crabbodago, or Grisson
12. The Fresh-water Fish called Dago-Fissee
13. The Rock Cod, or Newmara
14. The Jagnar, or Tiger of Terra Firma
15. The Tiger Cat of Surinam
16. A Surinam Planter in his Morning Dress
17. The Mountain Cabbage & Maureecee Tree
18. View of Magdenbergh, on Tempate Creek
19. View of Calays, & the Creek Caswinica
2. Title Page
20. Limes, Capsicum, Mammy Apple &c
21. A Rebel Negro armed & on his guard
22. Manner of Bush-fighting by the African Negroes
23. Graduation of Shades between Europe & Africa
24. March thro' a swamp or Marsh, in Terra-firma
25. Plan of the Principal Field of Action between the Rivers Cottica and Marawina; with a Sketch of the manner of Encamping in the Woods of Surinam
26. The Marine Oppossum of Terra-Firma
27. The Vampire or Spectre of Guiana
28. The Agouti, or Indian Coney
29. The Paca, or Spotted Cavey
3. View of L'Esperance, or the Hope, on the Commewine
30. The Tapir, or Hippopotamus of South America
31. The Manati, or Sea Cow of Guiana
32. View of the Camp at the Java Creek
33. View of the Encampment at Jerusalem
34. Indian Female of the Arrowauka Nation
35. The Green Butterfly of South America
36. The Rattle Snake & Dypsas of Guiana
37. Sprig of the Cocao, or Chocolate Tree
38. The Musk Melon, Water Melon & Pine Apple
39. The Humming Bird, with its nest &c
4. View of Clarenbeek, on the River Commewine
40. Manner of catching Fish by the Spring-Hook
41. Manner of catching Fish by the Spring-Basket
42. The Yellow Woodpecker & Wood-louse fowl
43. Family of Negro Slaves from Loango
44. Musical Instruments of the Afrocan Negroes
45. View of the Settlement called the Jew's Savannah
46. View of the Blue Bergh called Mount Parnassus
47. The Execution of Breaking on the Rack
48. Sprig of the Indigo Plant
49. Manner of Sleeping in the Forest
5. The Quato & Sacccawinkee Monkeys
50. Rural Retreat - The Cottage
51. The Tamandua, & Coati-Mondi
52. The Spoon Bill or Shoveler
53. The Jabiru, or Crane of Guiana
54. The celebrated Graman Quacy
55. Sprig of the Coffee Tree
56. Plan of a regular Coffee Plantation
57. The Shark & Remora
58. Europe supported by Africa & America
59. Back Cover
6. Sprig of the Arnotta, or Roucon Tree
7. The Blue & Crimson Butterfly of South America
8. The Groo-groo, or Palm Tree Worms
9. The Anamoe & Green Parrots of Guiana

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




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Date Added: 2019-05-04

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