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Bowdich, T. Edward (Thomas Edward), 1791–1824
Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee : with a statistical account of that kingdom, and geographical notices of other parts of the interior of Africa / by T. Edward Bowdich.
Additional Title(s):
Mission to Ashantee
London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1819.
Physical Description:
viii, [2], 512 p., [14] leaves of plates ([4] folded) : ill., map, facsim., music ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DT507 .B69 1819+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Half title: Mission to Ashantee.
Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Cleveland-Row, St. James's, London.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 95
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 279
BAC: British Art Center is the Abbey copy. Bound in half calf with marbled boards. Bookplate: W.H. Darby. Autograph: Mary Curteis. 1821.
Subject Terms:
Africa, West -- Description and travel.
Ashanti (African people)
Curteis, Mary -- Autograph, 1821.
Darby, W. H. -- Bookplate.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1819.
Murray, John -- Publisher.
W. Bulmer and Co. -- Printer.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1819.
Walker, J., engraver.

  • Contents of the plates: Map shewing the discoveries & improvements in the geography of Western Africa
  • (Map from Dapper)
  • Captain in his War Dress
  • (Facsimile of announcement in English and Arabic.)
  • First day of the Yam Custom
  • Oldest House in Coomassee
  • Part of the quarters of the mission
  • Odumata's sleeping room
  • Inner square of Apookoos House
  • Part of a Piazza in the Palace
  • Part of Adoom Street
  • Kings sleeping room
  • Ichnographical sketch of Coomassie, with the principal streets and the situations of remarkable houses
  • Ashantee Music
  • Ashantee music comtinute
  • Empoongwa Song.

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