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 A description of the coasts of north and south Guinea and of Ethiopia, vulgarly Angola
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Jean Barbot

Date: 1688

Original Language: French

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Jean Barbot’s A description of the coasts of north and south Guinea is a book of about 800 pages that describes the western coast of Africa. It is based partly on Barbot’s personal observations of Guinea and partly on available publications. It was not published until 1732, twenty years after Barbot’s death. Barbot had worked on his account of Guinea for several decades, continuous…

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Jones, Adam, “ A description of the coasts of north and south Guinea and of Ethiopia, vulgarly Angola”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_30575>



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