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

Author: James Hingston TuckeyChristen SmithJohn Barrow, SirWilliam Elford LeachEverard Home, SirAll authors
Publisher: London : John Murray, 1818.
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Genre/Form: Reisebericht 1816
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tuckey, James Hingston, 1776-1816.
Narrative of an expedition to explore the river Zaire.
London, J. Murray, 1818
(OCoLC)595657398
Named Person: James Hingston Tuckey; Christen Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hingston Tuckey; Christen Smith; John Barrow, Sir; William Elford Leach; Everard Home, Sir; Robert Brown; Charles Dietrich Eberhard König; John Murray; W. Bulmer and Co.,
OCLC Number: 945591
Notes: Register continuous despite pagination.
Edited by Sir John Barrow?
The author's name is given as J.K. Tuckey throughout.
"Published by permission of the Lords commissioners of the Admiralty."
"Printed by W. Bulmer and Co."--Title page verso.
Includes "Directions for placing the plates" and errata (p. [3] at beginning).
Description: [4], lxxxii, 392, 395-402, 401-498 pages, [14] leaves of plates : illustrations, folded map ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Narrative of an expedition to explore the River Zaire. Passage to, and notices on, the Island of Saint Jago ; Passage from Porto Praya to the mouth of the Zaire ; Passage up the River to the place where the ship was moored, and from whence the party proceeded in the double-boats ; Progress up the River as far as Yellalla, or the Cataract ; Progress from the Cataract, or Cooloo, by land chiefly, to Inga ; Excursion from Inga, and from thence to the termination of the journey --
Professor Smith's journal. Notices from England to our departure from St. Jago ; From St. Jago to the mouth of the River Zaire ; Progress up the River as far as Cooloo, opposite the Cataract ; From Cooloo to the extremity of the journey --
General observations containing a concise view of the country along the line of the Zaire, its natural history and inhabitants, collected from the preceeding narratives and from the observations of the naturalists and officers employed on the expedition --
Appendix I: A vocabulary of the Malemba and Embomma languages --
Appendix II: Observations on the Genus Ocythoë of Rafinesque, with a description of a new species / by William Elford Leach --
Appendix III: The distinguishing characters between the Ova of the Sepia and those of the Vermes Testacea that live in water explained / by Sir Everard Home --
Appendix IV: A general notice of the animals taken by Mr. John Cranch during the expedition to explore the source of the River Zaire --
Appendix V: Observations, systematical and geographical, on Professor Christian Smith's collection of plants from the vicinity of the River Congo / by Robert Brown --
Appendix VI: Geological remarks on the specimens of rocks presented to the British Museum / by Charles Konig --
Appendix VII: Hydrographical remarks from the Island of St. Thomas, to the mouth of the Zaire.
Other Titles: Captain Tuckey's narrative
Responsibility: under the direction of Captain J.K. Tuckey, R.N. ; To which is added, the journal of Professor Smith ; some general observations on the country and its inhabitants ; and an appendix containing the natural history of that part of the kingdom of Congo through which the Zaire flows.

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