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Travel sketches from Liberia : Johann Büttikofer's 19th century rainforest explorations in West Africa : annotated English edition / edited by Henk Dop, Phillip T. Robinson.


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Uniform Title:
Reisebilder aus Liberia. English
Büttikofer, Johann, 1850-1928.
Publication date:
Annotated English ed. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
  • Book
  • xlvii, 866 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Vol. 1. I. Journey to Monrovia
  • II. Monrovia
  • III. General character of the land
  • IV. Voyage to Muhlenburg Mission and stay with Mr. Day
  • V. Plant life
  • VI. Journey to Bavia and stay there
  • VII. On reconnaissance. Relocation of our station. Soforeh place
  • VIII. A raid for victuals towards the west. Journey to Monrovia. Hunting forays
  • IX. Further adventures. Withdrawal to Monrovia
  • X. Stay in the district of Grand Cape Mount until Sala's death
  • XI. A hunting trip into the interior
  • XII. Further adventures. Return to Europe
  • XIII. Second journey to Liberia and visit to Grand cape Mount
  • XIV. Journey to Schieffelinsville, our station at the Junk River, and first stay there
  • XV. Sojourn at the Du Queah River
  • XVI. Journey to Monrovia and to the falls of the Du Queah
  • XVII. Further experiences
  • XVIII. To the ports of eastern Liberia. Return to Europe
  • Vol. 2. The Liberians
  • I. The founding and development of the Free State until its declaration of independence (1816-1847)
  • II. The Free State of Liberia from its independence until present
  • III. The public economy and mercantile conditions
  • IV. Products of the land and their exploitation, agriculture and agricultural economy
  • V. The life of the Liberians. Social conditions. The natives
  • VI. Political and social conditions
  • VII. Anthropological aspects. Clothing and jewellery. Dwellings
  • VIII. Negro languages
  • IX. Diet, occupations and character of the natives
  • X. Everyday life, ways and customs. Islam and Christianity
  • The animal world
  • XI. Mammals
  • XII. Birds
  • XIII. Reptiles and amphibians. Fish. Invertebrate
  • Appendices: Zoological publications on our collections from Liberia (notes from the Leyden Museum)
  • List of the Liberian animals specimens elaborated to date.
Dop, Henk, 1982-
Robinson, Phillip T.
Sources for African history ; v. 5.

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