A Voyage to Madagascar, the Adjacent Islands, and Coast of Africk

A Voyage to Madagascar, the Adjacent Islands, and Coast of Africk

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1711 edition. Excerpt: ...1 Province of Matatan, Neigbouring on that of the Matties of tbe kg"s" or Madeg-tffesv/here we then were, stood 700 Ebony Trees, lnmi tnd and that the Prince of that Province was Andiampilola, with whom j, orts. 1 nad a good Correspondence. That I went thence into the County of the A-itaxvarret, subject to A idiant.ii.tc, where there was also Ebony, but not easily to be convey'd to the Sea. That besides Re--frefhments frefhmentsl knew nothing wqrth exporting from the Wand. That as for Ports and Rivers fit to carry Barks, I had observ'd but z on the East-Side, from the Place where we were, to the Bay of Anton Gil. That the first he would meet with in his Way thither, was by the Natives call'd Itolanhare, and not being able to learn the Name of the other, we call'd it La Riviere aux Prunes and Port aux Prunes, that is, The River and Port of Plumbs, from the many Plumb-Trees The next Day Regimond the Elder sent Sebastian Drouard, with my Information, containing the Situation of the Place and the Names of those in Authority there, to cause the Ebony to be cut down, and trade with the Matatanes. I was sent with 6 Men to the Tapates, to exchange such Commodities as he gave me, for Bullocks, Fowl, and other fresh Provisions. I Went to my own House, where Andianmachicore, understanding what I design d, gave me 10 of his Men to conduct me to xhtTapates, among whom f stay'd 3 Weeks, during which time I sent Regimond above 200 Bullocks, abundance of Sheep and Goats, convoy'd by the Men he sent with me, and some Blacks. Returning my self with 80 Bullocks, and taking my way thro' Mannhale, where I stay'd 2 Days in my House, I was told that a Ship appear'd under Sail in the adjacent Road. I sent my Cattel before to Port St. Lucy, and went my self...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592204
  • 9781236592200