Bosman (William) A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea

Bosman (William) A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea

Code: 10124

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Bosman (William) 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 of Improving the Several Branches of the Guinea Trade, Written Originally in Dutch and now faithfully done into English, SECOND ENGLISH EDITION, folding map and 7 engraved plates, 8vo, contemporary calf, gilt panelled spine, gilt double line boarder on sides(joints slightly cracked), London, 1721

Bosman who was chief Dutch factor at the Castle of Elmina, made a voyage along the Guinea Coast in 1698. He gives interesting accounts of the customs and includes two letters written by other persons in the Dutch Service, describing the Kingdom of Benin and the Ivory and Grain Coasts which he had not visited himself.