An Account of Timbuctoo, and Housa, territories in the Interior of Africa with notes , critical and explanatory [Shabeeny]. To which is added letters descriptive of travels through west and south Barbary, and across the mountains of Atlas; also fragments, notes, and anecdotes, specimens of the Arabic epistolary style, &c [Jackson]
SHABEENY El Hage Abd Salam; JACKSON James Grey (1820)
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First edition. 2 folding engraved maps. . 8vo. Half calf joints repaired. xxx, 548pp. London, Longman
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A primary source for the period. Jackson was for a number of years British Resident at Mogodor (present-day Essouaira), and this and the adjacent coastlands are described in some detail. It is also significant for the information the author was able to obtain about Timbuktu, at this time still unvisited by Europeans. Shabeeny was a native of Tetuan he went to Timbuctoo aged fourteen. and spent a total of ten years living there.
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