[Place of publication not identified] : David Brown Book, 2014.
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Foreword; Preface; Part I; Introduction; Dutch newspapers reporting on the Guianas, 1650-1700; Printed information on the Dutch Colonies; News on Berbice and Surinam selected from the Oprechte Haerlemse Courant, La Gazette d'Amsterdam, and the Amsterdamsche Courant, 1665-1688 ; Early information on Surinam, 1665-1670; News on Berbice and Surinam compared; Berbice, 1665-1688; Surinam, 1665-1688; The murder of Van Sommelsdijck (19 July 1688) and the French raid (6-11 May 1689) ; Conclusion; History and reception of American Voyages; Introduction.
Walter E. Roth and the first English translation of Van Berkel's American Voyages Original text or compilation?; Who was Adriaan van Berkel?; Historical context of American Voyages; Berbice and Van Pere; Berbice 1627-1665; Berbice 1665-1670; Berbice 1670-1674; Fort Nassau and its population; Plantations, sugar and slavery; Amerindians, food and annatto; Surinam at the time of the fictitious voyage of Adriaan van Berkel, 1680-1689; Notes to the edition of American Voyages; Part II; Texts & glossary; Dutch text of 1695; Dutch Glossary; Sources and bibliography; Archival Sources; Bibliography.
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This book is a reissue of the travelogue of Adriaan van Berkel, first published in 1695 by Johan ten Hoorn in Amsterdam. The first part deals with Van Berkel's adventures in the Dutch colony located on the Berbice River in the Guianas; the second part is a description of Surinam, the adjacent colony the Dutch took over from the British in 1667. This reissue, edited by Martijn van den Bel, Lodewijk Hulsman and Lodewijk Wagenaar, contains a new annotated English translation as well as an integral rendition of the original Dutch text. In addition, an in-depth introduction contextualizing Adriaan v.