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A geographical and commmercial view of northern - M'QUEEN, James - 1821. [1276073]
Edinburgh Blackwood 1821 - First edition. 8vo., xx, 288pp., 16 pages ads dated June 1st 1891 at end, large folding map(offset, short tear at fold), uncut in modern straight-grained calf gilt, an excellent copy. An uncommon account. M'Queen, the owner of plantations in Grenada in the West Indies, collected extensive information, principally from slaves but also from a study of Arab geographers,which led him correctly to the conclusion that the Niger ended in the great delta of the Blight of Benin. Not being a member of the geographical establishment, little notice was taken of his account at the time and many bizarre theories were put forward before M'Queen's thesis was accepted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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