BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Books

A geographical historie of Africa, written in Arabicke and Italian by Iohn Leo a More, borne in Granada, and brought vp in Barbarie. Wherein he hath at large described, not onely the qualities, situations, and true distances of the regions, cities, townes, mountaines, riuers, and other places throughout all the north and principall partes of Africa; but also the descents and families of their kings ... gathered partly out of his owne diligent obseruations, and partly out of the ancient records and chronicles of the Arabians and Mores. Before which, out of the best ancient and moderne writers, is prefixed a generall description of Africa, and also a particular treatise of all the maine lands and isles vndescribed by Iohn Leo. ... Translated and collected by Iohn Pory, lately of Goneuill and Caius College in Cambridge.

Leo, Africanus, approximately 1492-approximately 1550.
Date
1600

Available online

view A geographical historie of Africa, written in Arabicke and Italian by Iohn Leo a More, borne in Granada, and brought vp in Barbarie. Wherein he hath at large described, not onely the qualities, situations, and true distances of the regions, cities, townes, mountaines, riuers, and other places throughout all the north and principall partes of Africa; but also the descents and families of their kings ... gathered partly out of his owne diligent obseruations, and partly out of the ancient records and chronicles of the Arabians and Mores. Before which, out of the best ancient and moderne writers, is prefixed a generall description of Africa, and also a particular treatise of all the maine lands and isles vndescribed by Iohn Leo. ... Translated and collected by Iohn Pory, lately of Goneuill and Caius College in Cambridge.
Download options

License

Public Domain Mark
You can use this work for any purpose without restriction under copyright law.
Public Domain Mark (PDM) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0
Credit: A geographical historie of Africa, written in Arabicke and Italian by Iohn Leo a More, borne in Granada, and brought vp in Barbarie. Wherein he hath at large described, not onely the qualities, situations, and true distances of the regions, cities, townes, mountaines, riuers, and other places throughout all the north and principall partes of Africa; but also the descents and families of their kings ... gathered partly out of his owne diligent obseruations, and partly out of the ancient records and chronicles of the Arabians and Mores. Before which, out of the best ancient and moderne writers, is prefixed a generall description of Africa, and also a particular treatise of all the maine lands and isles vndescribed by Iohn Leo. ... Translated and collected by Iohn Pory, lately of Goneuill and Caius College in Cambridge. Public Domain Mark

About this work

Also known as

Della descrittione dell'Africa. English

Publication/Creation

Londini : [Printed by Eliot's Court Press] impensis Georg. Bishop, 1600.

Physical description

8 unnumbered pages, 60; 420 pages, folded plate : map ; folio (26 cm)

Notes

A translation of: Della descrittione dell'Africa.
Printer's name from STC.
"Iohn Leo his first booke of the description of Africa" (caption title) begins new pagination and register.
An imprint variant of STC 15481.5.

Publications note

STC (2nd ed.) 15481
ESTC (RLIN), S108481
ESTC S108481
Luborsky & Ingram. Engl. illustrated books, 1536-1603, 15481
Sabin, 40047
STC (2nd ed.), 15481

Language

  • English

Subjects



Permanent link


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.