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    Jean-Baptiste-Leonard Durand. Voyage au Sénégal. Paris: Chez H. Agasse, 1802.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes. lvi, 359; 383 pages. And one quarto atlas. 67 pages of text. Frontispiece to atlas, with forty-three numbered engraved plates, including sixteen folding maps, and twenty-seven illustrated scenes of Africa. Text in French.

    Contemporary full calf over boards of the two text volumes. Marbled endpapers. Volume II missing the front free endpaper. Armorial bookplates with additional bookplates of later owner. Half calf over marbled boards of the atlas. Bookplate. Corners bumped. Some crumbling to extremities. Title labels to spine missing. Overall, a very good copy.

    Volume I is comprised of passages from the accounts of previous explorers and travelers to Africa. The second volume concerns Durand's impressions of the French-controlled region of the western African coast from Cape Blanc to the Sierra Leone River, with particular emphasis on the potential of trade and commerce in the region. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Gay 2892. Ibrahim-Hilmy, I, 200.

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