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A new voyage and description of the isthmus of America, : giving an account of the author's abode there, the form and make of the country, the coasts, hills, rivers, &c. woods, soil, weather, &c. trees, fruit, beasts, birds, fish, &c. The Indian inhabitants, their features, complexion, &c. their manners, customs, employments, marriages, feasts, hunting, computation, language, &c. With remarkable occurrences in the South Sea, and elsewhere.

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Wafer, Lionel. A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America. London : Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard. 1699.

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Wafer, Lionel (1699) A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America. London : Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard.

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Wafer, Lionel, A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America. London : Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard. 1699.

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"Of the Indian Inhabitants; their manners, customs, &c.", p. 131-188, contains a discussion of the Cuna Indians of Panama and their language as it compares to Irish and Scots Gaelic. Includes cardinal numbers in the Cuna language on p. 181-182 compared with cardinal numbers in the Gaelic language on p. 185-186, and a brief selection of vocabulary and phrases in the Cuna language on p. 187-188

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Arents, G. Tobacco; Scott, J. Darien Company; Field, T.W. Indian bib.; Palau y Dulcet (2. ed.); Alden, J.E. European Americana; Brown, J.C. Cat., 1482-1700.

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Publisher: London : Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard

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English

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John Carter Brown Library

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Date Added: 2019-06-01

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