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 Relation du voyage du Cap-Vert
(939 words)

‘Account of the journey to Cape Verde’

Alexis de Saint-Lô

Date: 1637

Original Language: French


Alexis de Saint-Lô’s work belongs to the genres of both travel literature and missionary writing. The only two known documents produced by the Capuchins from this period in West Africa are the Relation du voyage du Cap-Vert and another related text, written in Joal and dated 26 January 1635, detailing the exact number of baptisms conducted on the Guinea coast.

Relation du voyage du Cap-Vert is the…

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Recheado, Carlene, “ Relation du voyage du Cap-Vert”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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