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Brief treatise on the rivers of Guinea

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Almada, André Alvares d', fl. 1594, et al.
Brief treatise on the rivers of Guinea
Part I
[Liverpool]: Dept. of History, University of Liverpool, 1984
2 v. : maps ; 30 cm.

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[Cover] André Álvares de Almada: brief treatise on the rivers of Guinea (c.1594)

[Title page] An interim and makeshift edition of André Álvares de Almada's brief treatise on the rivers of Guinea

Contents

Introduction [with maps], pp. 1-12 ff.

[Translated text]

Prologue, pp. 1-2

Chapter 1. Which discusses the Jalofo blacks, who are the first (to be met in Guinea) and the nearest to us; and their customs and laws. [translated text], pp. 4-17

Chapter 2. Other customs of these Jalofos. [translated text], pp. 18-25 and 26

Chapter 3. Which discusses the Kingdom of Ale Embiçane (of the) Barbacins, which is next to the Jalofos, and its customs, which are like those (of the Jalofos). [translated text], pp. 27-29

Chapter 4. Which discusses the Kingdom of Borçalo, where Jalofos and Barbacins live; and all else in this district. [translated text], pp. 30-40 and 41

Chapter 5. Which discusses the Kingdom of Gambia, otherwise called the Kingdom of Cantor, which is the Kingdom of the Mandingas, and of great extent. [translated text], pp. 42-51

Chapter 6. Which discusses the other features of the Gambia River. [translated text], pp. 52-59 and 60

Chapter 7. Which discusses the Arriatas and Falupos, the blacks who live to the south of Cape St. Mary. [translated text], pp. 61-65

Chapter 8. Which discusses the Kingdom of Casamansa and its features. [translated text], pp. 66-74 and 75

Chapter 9. Which discusses the Kingdom of the Buramos, and their trade and customs. [translated text], pp. 76-[95]

Chapter 10. Which discusses the Bijagos and their customs. [translated text], pp. 96-101

Chapter 11. Which discusses the Rio Grande, the land of the Beafares, and the customs of the Beafares. [translated text], pp. 102-114 ff.

Chapter 12. Which discusses everything else in the land of the Beafares. [translated text], pp. 115-122 and 123

Chapter 13. Which discusses the Kingdoms of the Nalus, Bagas and Cocolins, and their customs. [translated text], pp. 1-8

Chapter 14. The Kingdom of the Sapes, which begins at Cape Verga, in 9° 40', and stretches to the Shoals of St. Anne, in 7°; their customs, trade, wars and other matters. [translated text], pp. 9-12 and 13

Chapter 15. How they create a king in the land of the Sapes, and the ceremonies involved, and how they invest solateguis, who are the noblemen. [translated text], pp. 14-22 and 23

Chapter 16. Which discusses the Sumbas, called among themselves Manes; how they came, and the wars they made. [translated text], pp. 24-31

Chapter 17. Which discusses some wars undertaken by these Manes called Sumbas. [translated text], pp. 32-35

Chapter 18. How the Manes wished to conquer the land of the Soussos, who live beyond the Sapes in the interior, and what happened between them. [translated text], pp. 36-42 and 43

Chapter 19. About the richness of this land. [translated text], pp. 44-46 and 47 ff.

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