J Swift

Name ID 874

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Map and Guide to Tanzania
Page Number: 01a

A Short History of Tanzania

So Geographers in Afric' Maps

With savage pictures fill their gaps

And o'er uninhabitable downs

Place elephants for want of towns

J. Swift 1733

These verses were quoted [p56] in an interesting little book An Introduction to the History of East Africa written by Zoe Marsh and G Kingsnorth in 1957. Fortunately, the elephants are still there but enormous gaps in people's knowledge remain concerning Tanzania.

Extract ID: 3957

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Reader, John Africa: A Biography of the Continent
Extract Author: Jonathan Swift
Page Number: 252
Extract Date: 1733

Geographers in Afric Maps

Geographers in Afric Maps

With savage Pictures fill their Gaps

And o'er uninhabitable Downs

Place Elephants for want of Towns

Extract ID: 984