Lot 238

Bowdich (T. Edward)

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, FIRST EDITION, two engraved maps (one folding), 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates (two folding), two uncoloured plates, including a folding facsimile of an Arabic circular, engraved leaves of music, tables, tissue guards, 1 folding map and plate reinforced to verso with minor chipping and creasing at folds, title lightly browned, occasional dust soiling, some spotting or foxing, half marbled calf, over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, rubbed, hinges started, [Abbey, Travel 279; Gay 2861; Tooley (1954) 95], 4to, John Murray, 1819.

***Account of Bowdich’s expedition from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee. His diplomatic skills allowed him to form a treaty with the king of Ashantee. This agreement helped bring British control to the Gold Coast and peace to the British settlements there.

Estimate: £500-£700