A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea: Divided Into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts. Containing a Geographical, Political and Natural History of the Kingdoms and Countries; with a Particular Account of the Rise, Progress and Present Condition of All the European Settlements Upon that Coast; and the Just Measures for Improving the Several Branches of the Guinea Trade. Illus. with Several Cutts
J. Knapton, A. Fell, R. Smith, D. Midwinter, W. Haws, W. Davis, G. Strahan, B. Lintott, J. Round, and J. Wale, 1705 - Africa, West - 493 pages
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I have a copy of this book dated 1721 - it is the second edition. I bought it 20 years ago whilst I was working in West Africa.
I have visited many of the places mentioned - and also have a composite print by the same engraver of the many castles in the book (before the days of photocopiers). Of course Curamo island never existed - but my book is one of the two remaining that has the fold out map.
Time moves very slowly and the views expressed by the author - Mr Bosman - are still held by many expatriates (as well as UK citizens) today.