Book/Printed Material Travels into the inland parts of Africa

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  • Travels into the inland parts of Africa: containing a description of the several nations for the space of six hundred miles up the River Gambia; their trade, habits, customs, language, manners, religion and government; the power, disposition and characters of some negro princes; with a particular account of Job Ben Solomon ... To which is added, Capt. Stibbs's voyage up the Gambia in the year 1723, to make discoveries; with an accurate map of that river taken on the spot: and many other copper plates. Also extracts from the Nubian's geography, Leo the African, and other authors antient and modern, concerning the Niger, Nile, or Gambia, and observations thereon.

Summary

  • Francis Moore was a clerk, and later a factor, for the Royal African Company. Moore lived on the Gambia River from November 1730 to May 1735, and represented the commercial interests of the company. This work consists of the personal journal that Moore kept at the time, which remains an important source of information about pre-colonial Gambia. Moore's journal includes discussions about natural history, descriptions of the different ethnic groups living along the river, and observations on everyday and economic life. Also included are accounts of the slave trade, and in particular the story of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (known in England as Job ben Solomon), the son of a Muslim cleric who was abducted as a slave, ransomed by London philanthropists, and ultimately returned to Africa. Moore accompanied Diallo back to Senegal in 1734. In addition to Moore's journal, the book contains the journal from a voyage by Captain Bartholomew Stibbs up the Gambia in 1723, and translations of several non-English sources on African geography, including writings by the 16th-century Moroccan traveler Leo Africanus and by the celebrated 12th-century Arab geographer Al-Idrisi. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Moore, Francis, active 1744.
  • Leo, Africanus, approximately 1492-approximately 1550.
  • Stibbs, Bartholomew.
  • Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • London, Printed by E. Cave for the author, 1738.

Headings

  • -  Africa, North--Description and travel
  • -  Gambia River
  • -  Gambia--Description and travel

Notes

  • -  ESTC T131766
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  digital files not viewed; td12 2008-11-20

Medium

  • xi, xiii, 305, 86, [4], 23 p. plates (part fold.) 2 plans, fold. map. 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DT509 .M82

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05014443

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  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Moore, Francis, Active 1744, Africanus Leo, Bartholomew Stibbs, and Pre-1801 Imprint Collection. Travels into the inland parts of Africa: containing a description of the several nations for the space of six hundred miles up the River Gambia; their trade, habits, customs, language, manners, religion and government; the power, disposition and characters of some negro princes; with a particular account of Job Ben Solomon ... To which is added, Capt. Stibbs's voyage up the Gambia in the year , to make discoveries; with an accurate map of that river taken on the spot: and many other copper plates. Also extracts from the Nubian's geography, Leo the African, and other authors antient and modern, concerning the Niger, Nile, or Gambia, and observations thereon. London, Printed by E. Cave for the author, 1738. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/05014443/.

APA citation style:

Moore, F., Leo, A., Stibbs, B. & Pre-1801 Imprint Collection. (1738) Travels into the inland parts of Africa: containing a description of the several nations for the space of six hundred miles up the River Gambia; their trade, habits, customs, language, manners, religion and government; the power, disposition and characters of some negro princes; with a particular account of Job Ben Solomon ... To which is added, Capt. Stibbs's voyage up the Gambia in the year , to make discoveries; with an accurate map of that river taken on the spot: and many other copper plates. Also extracts from the Nubian's geography, Leo the African, and other authors antient and modern, concerning the Niger, Nile, or Gambia, and observations thereon. London, Printed by E. Cave for the author. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05014443/.

MLA citation style:

Moore, Francis, Active 1744, et al. Travels into the inland parts of Africa: containing a description of the several nations for the space of six hundred miles up the River Gambia; their trade, habits, customs, language, manners, religion and government; the power, disposition and characters of some negro princes; with a particular account of Job Ben Solomon ... To which is added, Capt. Stibbs's voyage up the Gambia in the year , to make discoveries; with an accurate map of that river taken on the spot: and many other copper plates. Also extracts from the Nubian's geography, Leo the African, and other authors antient and modern, concerning the Niger, Nile, or Gambia, and observations thereon. London, Printed by E. Cave for the author, 1738. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05014443/>.