A fascinating first hand account of shipwreck and slavery, including interesting details of the Arabs of the Desert on voyages to the Coast of Africa
Item Number: 14476
SAUGNIER, Mess. and Brisson. London, G.G. J. and J. Robinson,1792. First edition in English, after the French first edition of 1791. Voyages to the Coast of Africa: Containing an Account of Their Shipwreck on Board Different Vessels, and Subsequent Slavery and Interesting Details of the Arabs of the Desert and of the Slave Trade as Carried on at Senegal and Galam. 12mo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [i], viii, 500 pp, three parts and a narrative [First Voyage - To Senegal; The Second Part - Voyage to Galem and Return to France; The Third Part- Commerce of Senegal and Galam; Narrative of the Shipwreck and Captivity of M De Brisson] bound in one volume, lacking the map, recent blue cloth with gilt spine title lettering.
Saugnier was shipwrecked on January 17, 1784 near Cape Leven, and Brisson in July 1785 at Cape Blanco, both in the Spanish zone of Rio del Oro. A fascinating account of shipwreck and slavery from a first hand account including details on the economic aspects of slavery.
Faded spine, page 31 misnumbered , page 85 has an ink stain to it and pages 460 and 461 are misnumbered [444 and 445] although the text is confirmed correct; good solid copy.