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Almada, André Alvares d', fl. 1594, et al. / Brief treatise on the rivers of Guinea
Part I (1984)

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


Page 51

51 .
V"-,ria-its t'I U'Lntar 5-
p. 48.  (5/2)   note (a)   :   L adds about 50 leagues ox, r.-ore       
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p. 48,  (5/4)   note (h)   :   L Ihxs  eight or ten
p. 49,  (5/4)   note (a)   :   L ha3 almost the size                    
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p. 49,  (5/5)   note (c)   :   P h's milbo and rice
p. SO,  (5/6)   note (h)       L Thas  called by them caosarns
p. 555  (5/13)  note (d)       L Ihas  1579
p. 58,  (5/16)  note (a)   :   L has  the clothes of these merchants
are long shirts which go below the knee
and are cut away at the neck, with sleeve -
to the elbows, and long trousers, the
bottoms hanging about a h-ad-span below
the knee. And they wear on their heads
very tall red caps called 1urguinias,
seemingly because they obtain them from
the Turks, but some wear black hats.
They drink no wine, and they eat raisins,
dried figs, and all kinds of candied
fruit.  The soldiers who come with these
merchants as their guards wear the same
clothes, with many feathers on their
shirts and caps.  They carry bows and
quivers of arrows, the arrows short and
the bows small, but tha bows shoot well.


 


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