Hugh Clapperton into the Interior of Africa: Records of the Second Expedition, 1825-1827

Hugh Clapperton into the Interior of Africa: Records of the Second Expedition, 1825-1827

by Jamie Lockhart
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004141553

ISBN-13: 9789004141551

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Hugh Clapperton, Scottish explorer and diplomat, made two expeditions into the interior of West Africa, the first across the Sahara Desert and the second inland from the Bight of Benin. His first expedition in 1822-24, crossed the Sahara to Borno. A second expedition, also an official mission of the British Government, was undertaken in 1825-27 and is the subject

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Hugh Clapperton, Scottish explorer and diplomat, made two expeditions into the interior of West Africa, the first across the Sahara Desert and the second inland from the Bight of Benin. His first expedition in 1822-24, crossed the Sahara to Borno. A second expedition, also an official mission of the British Government, was undertaken in 1825-27 and is the subject of this volume. Clapperton's diaries have been transcribed and reproduced in a form as close as possible to the original raw material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004141551
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Series:
Sources for African History Series, #2
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the records of a second expedition into the interior of Africa by Captain Hugh Clapperton, R. N. (1825-1827)1
Ch. 1Voyage into the Bight of Benin and arrival in Badagry79
Ch. 2Journey from the Badagry over the Kong Mountains to the city of Eyeo or Katunga105
Ch. 3Residence at Eyeo-Ile or Katunga, the capital of the Youriba143
Ch. 4Journal of the proceedings from Katunga, or Eyeo, to Boussa on the Niger, or Quorra, the place where Mungo Park perished167
Ch. 5Journey from Boussa, across the ferry of the Quorra, by Guarri and Zegzeg, to the city of Kano207
Ch. 6Journey from Kano to the camp of Bello, and from thence to Soccatoo267
Ch. 7Residence at Soccatoo, till the death of the author301
App. IPreparations and progress of the mission347
App. IICorrespondence of Robert Pearce, Thomas Dickson and James Houtson415
App. IIIArabic correspondence440
App. IVClapperton's cartography and itineraries469
App. VContemporary maps485
App. VIMedical supplies517

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