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Exploring interior Africa in the 1700's...

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November 06, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 6, 1790  Pg. 2 article: "Interiour Africa" offers nice particulars about the continent particularly the region from the Niger River to the coast of Guinea with talk about camels, the large rivers, Pagans and Mahometans, articles of export like gold-dust, goat-skins, and a species of nut called "gooroo", with mention that: "Fire arms are unknown here..." and that merchants will be excited by this: "...new & boundless market ...[with] millions of Africans eagerly converting his commodities...". Complete in 4 pages and general good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's