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BEAVER, CAPTAIN PHILIP: - African Memoranda: Relative to an Attempt to Establish a British Settlement on the Island of Bulama, on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Year 1792. With a Brief Notice of the Neighbouring Tribes, Soil, Productions, &c. London, C. & R. Baldwin, 1805.

. 4to. Pp. (viii), xvi, 500. With one large folding map "Nautical map intended for the use of colonial undertakings" (with small tear at fold) and two engraved plates of Beaver's "Block House" on the island of Bulama. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original red title label, front hinge cracking, lower hinge loose. With some minor staining and a few leaves with dust-soiling. First edition. Beaver participated in this British mission aiming for a colonization of the island of Bulama near Sierra Leone. The expedition was badly executed and a failure. Beaver stayed on for 18 months to make settlement a success but many of the colonists died and the remaining abandoned the colony. The large map was orginally composed by C.B. Wadström, but here revised by Beaver. Gay 3196.
EUR 1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1794.72 | £UK 1303 | JP¥ 195471] Booknumber: 40039

Total: EUR 1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1794.72 | £UK 1303 | JP¥ 195471]

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