Mollien Travels in the Interior of Africa

Mollien Travels in the Interior of Africa

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Mollien Travels in the Interior of Africa, to the Sources of the Senegal and Gambia; Performed by Command of the French Government, in the year 1818. Edited by T.E. Bowdich.

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, folding map, portrait of Diai-Boukari who accompanied the author and 6 aquatint plates, 4to, original boards and printed letter-piece, edges uncut, rebacked with the old back laid down, London Henry Colburn & Co. 1820

Abbey, Travel, 273. Gay 2910.

The appendices describes an examination of the iron forged by the people of Fouta Diallon and of the ores from which they procure it. Also a vocabulary of the Joloff, Poula and Serrere language.Mollien was the first European to cross Senegambia from north to south. He explored the upper course of the Senegal and Gambia rivers and succeeded in discovering the sources of those rivers as well as those of the Rio Grande.