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 : Illustrated with Several Cutts
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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.