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Narrative of an expedition to explore the river Zaire, usually called the Congo, in South Africa, in 1816

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

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Collection Data

Tuckey, James Hingston, 1776-1816 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1818
Place: New York
Publisher: W.B. Gilley
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 916.75-T (Tuckey, J. K. Narrative of an expedition to explore the river Zaire)
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Description and travel
Congo River
Kongo language
Statement of responsibility: under the direction of Captain J.K. Tuckey, R.N. To which is added, the journal of Professor Smith; and some general observations on the country and its inhabitants. Published by permission of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
Content: "A vocabulary of the Malemba and Embomma languages": p. [395]-410.
Physical Description
Extent: Lxxxi, 410 p. front. (fold. map) illus. 22 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11720521
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 241c9ce0-c622-012f-fb5d-58d385a7bc34
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