Sale 625 Lot 42
* JACKSON, James Grey. An Account of The Empire of Marocco, and The District of Suse; compiled from miscellaneous observations made during a long residence in, and various journies through, these countries. London: Printed for the Author by W. Bulmer, 1809.
4to (273 x 213 mm). 2 engraved maps (one folding), 11 aquatint plates and panoramic views (2 hand-colored, 5 folding). (Minor offsetting from plates.) Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (rebacked preserving original spine).
FIRST EDITION. Jackson was an English merchant who had lived sixteen years in Morocco, travelled extensively through the country, crossed the southern Atlas Mountains, and joined the caravans to the fabled gold of Timbuktu on the Niger. Although he did not actually reach Timbuktu, he provided an accurate and detailed itinerary of the route to it through the desert, describing the city and its prospects, and the caravan routes from the Niger to Cairo. The most valuable chapter deals with the trade routes for Morocco to the western Sudan. Abbey, Travel 296; Prideaux 242.
[With:] JACKSON, James Grey. An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa, territories in the interior of Africa, by El Hage Abd Salam Shabeeny; with Notes, Critical and Explanatory. London: Longman, Hurst, et al, 1820. 8vo (210 x 128 mm). 2 engraved folding maps hand-colored in outline. (Minor offsetting and light browning). Contemporary tree calf gilt (rebacked preserving original spine).