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Fage, J. D. 1921- (John Donnelly) / A guide to original sources for precolonial western Africa published in European languages: for the most part in book form

1826-1850,   pp. [127]-155

Page [127]

1826 - 1850

(1826)                                                                HULBERT,
_African fragments, comprising Mr Wm. Lee's narrative of two expeditions
the interior of Africa; the travels of a Tartar to Timbuctoo; a sketch of
Whydah, customs of the Gold Coast and other articles by Capt. Pierce of
Cape Coast. Africa, Shrewsbury, 1826.
This miscellany of original material was an appendix to Hulbert's Museun
Africanum (London,
?1825), which itself was part of a four volume work, The Select Museum of
the World (?Shrewsbury,
1822-25). Hulbert (1778-1857) was a printer and antiquarian of Shrewsbury,
which was also the home of
William Lee. who had been sergeant-major on the Niger expeditions led by
Majors Peddie and Gray (see
1818 GRAY). Capt. J. Thursfield Pierce had also served in the army in West
Africa and was responsible
for collecting the 'Tartar' piece from The Royal Gold Coast Gazette (see
1817 WARGEE). Hulbert was
also responsible for The African Traveller (Shrewsbury, 1817), which is an
account of the travels of
Bruce, Park, Robert Adams etc. See also 1816 LEE, William. and 1822 PIERCE.
(1826)                                                [ LA   FEUILLADE  
Vldnmoire sur les moyens d'exploitation par le Senegal des mines d'or de
Barnboue .... Paris, 1826.          This memoir was published anonymously.
1826-27                     LE   PRLDOUR, Fortun6-Joseph-Hyacinthe, Admiral
(1) Rdsurnd des operations des hydrographes faites sur la c6te occidentale
d'Afrique dans les anndes 1826 et 1827..., Paris, 1828.
(2) Description de la cote occidentale d'Afrique depuis le cap Naze jusqu'au
cap Roxo. Paris, 1828.
The history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave, related by herself... to
which is added the narrative of Asa-Asa, a captured African, ed. Thomas
PRINGLE. London & Edinburgh, 1831. Asa-Asa, a Kru, was captured and enslaved
in 1826.
(1826-31)                     VOYAGES: WALCKENAER, Charles-Athanase, Baron
Histoire gdntrale des voyages, on nouvelle collection des relations de voyages
... Pt. 1, Voyages en Afrique, 21 vols, Paris, 1826-31.
Reissued as: Collection des relations de voyages... en diffdrentes parties
I'Afrique depuis 1400, Paris, 1842.
This collection was one of the last of the great collections of voyages and
travels - certainly so far as
concerns Africa, publication ceasing after the African volumes had appeared.
These are remarkably
comprehensive, but it must be appreciated that virtually all the accounts
of voyages and travels are in the
form of summaries which concentrate on narrative and give little space to
descriptive material.


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