A Geographical Survey of Africa, Its Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Productions, States and Population, Etc. to Which Is Prefixed a Letter to Lord John Russell Regarding the Slave Trade (Etc.)

A Geographical Survey of Africa, Its Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Productions, States and Population, Etc. to Which Is Prefixed a Letter to Lord John Russell Regarding the Slave Trade (Etc.)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...of Jinbala are ' This river, the Moosiaca Ba, will be found to spring from the great range of mountains which Dupuis was informed lay to the eastward of Jinne, and which mountains send offa large river to the east. Dupuis mentions particularly the state of Konbory as situated to the east of Jinne, and on the road from that place to Deboia, the capital of Ghobago. This country and this range of mountains alluded to are centainly the same as the country of Hajri, stated by Sultan Bello to be seven days' journey to the eastward of Jinne and Massina; and which country of Hajri, he especially mentions, is very mountainous, and particularly notes one, which he calls Dombori, the like of which, he states, is nowhere else to be found, and on which, according to him, the capital of the country called Onbori is situated. From the description he gives of this mountain it seems to be some great volcanic production. It is remarkable, also, that in this country he makes no mention of any deep rivers, as he does in his description of other countries adjoining, but he states that water was abundant; and these facts will ofthemselves show, and go to prove, that this mountainous district, while it contains, like other countries more level, no deep streams, is merely the source of various springs which afterwards form such streams. These mountains also, be it here observed, lying in the direction mentioned, naturally bar the J oliba in its progress eastwards from the parallel of Jinne northwards, and compel the stream to pursue a northern course to Timbuctoo; and in which place, barred as it were by the ramifications of the range mentioned, and those proceeding S.E. from the mountains in Walet, it forms in the deep valley betwixt them the lake Dibbie, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791185
  • 9781236791184