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Les M'Fans ou Pahouins: Etude historique, géographique, ethnographique, circa 1901.

Author/Creator:
Duboc, Albert, 1874-1934.
Publication:
circa 1901.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
2 notebooks + 11 drawings.
Subjects:
Colonies -- Africa.
Boundary disputes -- Maps.
Africa, French-speaking West -- History.
Africa, French-speaking West -- Maps.
Form/Genre:
Maps.
Manuscripts, French -- 20th century.
Language:
In French.
Biography/History:
As a lieutenant in l'Infanterie Coloniale, Albert Duboc was a member of the French Commission working with the Spanish Commission in 1901 to determine borders in the territories of the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa.
Summary:
An unpublished,three-part report of uncharted areas surveyed by the French-Spanish Boundary Commission. The study begins with a summary of pivotal historical events, European influence in French West Africa, and the French colonial conquest of Dahomey in 1892, with mentions of Savorgnan de Brazza, Paul du Chaillu, and other explorers. Chapters on geography, topography, hydrography, and flora and fauna follow. Accompanying the text are 11 pen-and-ink topographical drawings, most of which are signed "A. Duboc."
Provenance:
Sold by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts (Vancouver, Canada), 2011.