The Voyage of the Sieur Le Maire, to the Canary Islands, Cape-Verde, Senegal, and Gambia

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This 1745 book is an English translation of a work by Jacques-Joseph Le Maire that was first published in 1695 and recounted a voyage to West Africa and the Atlantic islands off the coast of Africa. Le Maire, a physician in the service of the Compagnie d'Afrique, describes the inhabitants, customs, and places that he visited. Le Maire’s work remains an important source for the study of 17th-century West Africa, interactions between Africans and Europeans, and aspects of the transatlantic slave trade.

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T. Osbourne, London

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The voyage of the Sieur Le Maire, to the Canary Islands, Cape-Verde, Senegal, and Gambia

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Pages [597]-623; 37 centimenters

Last updated: September 29, 2014