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The Art of African Exploration
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Travel into the interior parts of Africa

François Le Vaillant Le Vaillant 1753-1824
London, Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson …, 1790.

[more information about this book from the library catalog]
This text is an example of the dialogue that took place when attempting to describe a species - a mix of collaboration, criticism, correction, and praise. While Le Vaillant’s accuracy was later questioned, his book was perhaps the most popular guide to Africa of its time.
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