|Author:||Villault, Nicolas, sieur de Bellefond, 17th cent.|
|Title:||A relation of the coasts of Africk called Guinee with a description of the countreys, manners and customs of the inhabitants, of the productions of the earth, and the merchandise and commodities it affords : with some historical observations upon the coasts : being collected in a voyage made by the Sieur Villault ... in the years 1666, and 1667 / written in French, and faithfully Englished.|
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A relation of the coasts of Africk called Guinee with a description of the countreys, manners and customs of the inhabitants, of the productions of the earth, and the merchandise and commodities it affords : with some historical observations upon the coasts : being collected in a voyage made by the Sieur Villault ... in the years 1666, and 1667 / written in French, and faithfully Englished.
Villault, Nicolas, sieur de Bellefond, 17th cent.
London: Printed for John Starkey ..., 1670.
|Alternate titles:||Relation des costes d'Afrique appellées Guinée. English|
Running title: A voyage to Guinee.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Africa -- Description and travel -- To 1900.
Guinea -- Description and travel.
THE TABLE OF CHAPTERS.
A VOYAGE TO The Coasts of Africk called GUINEE.
With a Description of the several Countries, Fashions, and Manners of the People, the Fruit and Com∣modities of those parts, with the Trade and Commerce they afford.
The Coasts of MALEGETA, with the Kingdom of Sierra-Leone.
The Description of Sierra-Leone, or the Mountain of the Lyons.
CAP DE MONTE, and its Description.
RIO DE JƲNCO.
THE COAST OF GRAIVES CALLED MALAGUETTE
THE COAST OF ELEPHANTS TEETH.
COSTE D' OR, OR THE GOLD COAST. With a Relation of our occur∣rences there.
The Description of the GOLDEN COAST.
Of the Stature and Proportion of the People of this Countrey, of their Wit, Iclination, Industry, and Habits.
Of the Women, their genious, humour, and habits.
Of their Marriages, and the Edu∣cation of their Children.
Of their Houses, Houshold-stuff, Drinke, Meat, Palme-Wine, and how it is made.
Of their Markets, their manner of buying and selling, with a descripti∣on of their Measures and Weights.
THEIR RELIGION. Of their Sundays, Feasts, Devotions, Gods or Fetiches, of their Sacri∣fices, Priests, and Habits.
Of their Superstition, their Swear∣ing upon their Fetiches, their manner of pacifying them, when they think they are angry, and the Burials of the Dead.
Of their old Men, their Slaves, their Lame, their Servants, the Disea∣ses they are usually subject to, with their Cures, and the way to prevent them.
Of their Dances, and Feasts, both private and solemn.
Of their Exercises, their Workmen, their Trades, their Merchandises, their Fishing, which way it is used and the Duty they pay to their King.
Of the Kings of those Countreys, their Courts, Authority, and manner of living with their Courtiers, of their Wives and Children, of the Successi∣on of their Kingdoms, their Reve∣nues, Feasts, Deaths, Burials, and Elections of another King.
Of their Nobles, the manner of their making of War, the grounds upon which they do usually make it, their Arms: of their Cessations and Peace.
Of their Civil and their Criminal Justice, and of the Successions of particular men.
Of their Beasts, their Birds, and their Fish.
Their Fruits, Herbs, Bread, Millet, Mays, their manner of sowing and making of Salt.
Of their Gold, where it is found, and how, with the variety of works they make of it.
Of the return of our Vessel for Europe.
The Description of the Isle of St. Tho∣mas which lies under the Line.