M’QUEEN, James.

A geographical and commmercial view of northern Central Africa:

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A geographical and commmercial view of northern Central Africa:
containing a particular account of the course and termination of the great River Niger in the Atlantic Ocean.
Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1821.

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A geographical and commmercial view of northern Central Africa:

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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.

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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.

Provenance: Edward Pease (inscription to front free endpaper (possibly the founder of the Stockton-Darlington Railway and often referred to as the “Father of the Railways”).

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