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GAMBLE, David P., HAIR, P. E. H. (Eds.) (Jobson)

Title The Discovery of River Gambra by Richard Jobson 1623. Third Series. The Hakluyt Society. Series III Volume 2.
Publisher London Hakluyt Society
Date 1999
Book ID 36771


An excellent copy in original light-blue dust-wrapper. Unused. With many maps, plates and illustrations. Complete as published. Used; Like New In 1623 Richard Jobson published an account of a 1620-1621 English voyage up River Gambra, during which a party, led by himself, penetrated to a point some 460 miles up-river. The purpose of the voyage was to make contact with the gold trade of the West African interior, but in this there was little success. However, Jobson’s account of the river, its commerce, natural history, peoples, religions and polities, was the earliest to appear in print, in this fullness of detail, in any language. It was also the earliest detailed account of any part of Black Africa, by an Englishman.
Price: £7.00

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