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Title: Travels into the inland parts of Africa: containing a description of the several nations for the space of six hundred miles up the River Gambia; their trade, habits, customs, language, manners, religion and government; the power, disposition and characters of some negro princes; with a particular account of Job Ben Solomon. To which is added, Capt. Stibbs's voyage up the Gambia in the year 1723, to make discoveries; with an accurate map of that river taken on the spot: and many other copper plates. Also extracts from the Nubian's geography, Leo the African, and other authors antient and modern, concerning the Niger, Nile, or Gambia, and observations thereon
Year: 1738 (1730s)
Authors: Moore, Francis, fl. 1744 Stibbs, Bartholomew Leo, Africanus, ca. 1492-ca. 1550
Subjects: Gambia -- Description and travel Gambia River Africa, North -- Description and travel
Publisher: London : Printed by E. Cave for the author
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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ountenance, his Teeth white, his Skin the^^^ • very blackeft, his Nofe high, and his Lips thin, fo that his Features were like an Euro-pean, as moft of the Jolloiffs are. He wasHisDrefs. cloathd in a white Cotton Vefh with opertSleeves, and Breeches which came to his Knees,o^ the fame. His Legs and Arms were bare,on his Head he had a fmall white Cotton Cap,and Gold Rings in his Ears. He rode upon aHorfeand beautiful Milk-whitc Horfe, i6 Hands high.Furniture, ^jth a long Mane, and a Tail which fwept theGround. His Bridle was of a bright Red-Leather, plated with Silver, zhez t\\t MoorijhManner*, his Saddle was of the fame, with ahigh Pommel, and rifing behind. The Breaft-Plate was of Red-Leather plaited with Silver,but they ufe no Cruppers. His Stirrups werefhort, and as large and as long as his Icet, foas to ftand firm and eafy. Upon chefe hewould raifehimfelf quite upright, Hand fteadyat full fpeed, and fhoot a Gun or dart aLanceas well as if upon the Ground. He always carried /iJS-

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Maud Parts ^/AFRICA. 215 carried a Lance or Half-Pike in his Hand a- i734.bout 12 Foot long, which he held upright,refting the lower End upon his Stirrup, betweenhis Toes ; but when he curvetted his Horfe,imitating Adlion, he brandiflid his Lance highover his Head. I have ktn him do Wondersupon this Horfe, fometimes making him ad-vance 40 or 50 Yards together on his twohinder Feet, without touching the Groundwith his fore ones, fometimes curvetting rounda Ring, and then draining him fo low with hisBelly to the Ground as to carry him under theMundingo Penthoufes, which are not abovefour Foot high. Howfoever incredible thismay appear to the Reader, I can appeal tonumbers of Witnefles for its Truth. This Boomey Haman Seaca was King ofBar/ally feven Years: For what Reafon, orhow he came to lofe the Kingdom, I cannottell ; but a younger Man of about 25 Yearsof Age, who calls him Brother, is the prefentKing, who vifited our Fadory at Joar twicein the Year 1731, as I have faid before. HumanS

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