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Lopes, Duarte. A report of the Kingdom of Congo and of the surrounding countries; drawn out of the writings and discourses of the Portuguese, Duarte Lopez, by Filippo Pigafetta, in Rome, 1591. Newly translated from the Italian, and edited with explanatory notes, by Margarite Hutchinson. With facsims. of the original maps, and a pref. by Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton. New York, Negro Universities Press, [1969]. xxi, 174 p. 2 fold. maps. 24 cm. Reprint of the 1881 ed. Translation of Relatione del reame di Congo. "The cartography of Africa from 1492 to 1600, as illustrative of the nomenclature of the Congo:" p. 140-145. "Bibliographical note upon the 16th century editions of Pigafetta:" p. 145-148.

Proyart, abbe, 1743?-1808. Histoire de Loango, Kakongo, et autres royaumes d'Afrique; rédigée d'après les mémoires des préfets apostoliques de la mission francoise; enrichie d'une carte utile aux navigateurs: dédiée à monsieur. Paris, C.P. Berton, 1776. viii, 390, [3] p. fold. map. 17 cm.

Tuckey, James Hingston, 1776-1816. Narrative of an expedition to explore the river Zaire, usually called the Congo in South Africa in 1816, under the direction of Captain J.K. Tuckey, R.N., to which is added the journal of Professor Smith and some general observations on the country and its inhabitants. New-York: W.B. Wiley, 1818. lxxxii, 410 p., 4 leaves of plates, ill., maps. Columbia University library holds an original copy of this book, and it was microfilmed as part of the library's Early American imprints series. Ask for no. 45905.