A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea, Divided into the Gold, the Slave and the Ivory Coasts. Containing a Geographical, Political and Natural History of the Kingdoms and Countries: With a Particular Account of the Rise, Progress and Present Condition of all the European Settlements upon that Coast; and the Just Measures for Improving the several Branches of the Guinea Trade.

BOSMAN William (1721.)


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Second English edition. Folding engraved map & 7 engraved illustrations. 8vo. Later half calf over marbled boards, red morocco label to spine, rather browned, with a 4mm hole to one of the zoological plates. Map with slight fraying to edge and two closed tears restored with Japaense tissue. viii, 456, [16]pp. London, J. Knapton, D. Midwinter et al.,

The author spent 14 years on the Gold Coast and his work, which consists of a series of letters descriptive of that country, provides many valuable references to the customs and history of the Native inhabitants. "Usually regarded as the standard work concerning the Gold Coast of this period" (Cardinall). Cardinall, 256.

Stock Code: 192871

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