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AFRICA and its EXPLORATION as told by its EXPLORERS. Vols. I and II

With about five hundred illustrations and maps.

Published: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London,

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Both volumes spine faded and some cracking at upper and centre spine and some mending on rear hinges visible but firm. Otherwise covers in Good condition. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt title and design on front and titles on spine. Black endpapers. Previous owner small light name stamp on sub-title page. Heavy books.

About 500 listed illustrations, some full page, and maps, in the two volumes. Pages: Vol. 1: 1-572 plus coloured fold-out map in very good condition. Vol. 2: 1-580. Frontispiece in each volume (picture of Livingstone and picture of Stanley) covered with tissue guard.

Using information from the various authors, the following chapters chart the historical exploration of Africa from the earliest maps and written work, with pictures of Phoenician sailing ships and routes.

Volume 1: Earliest explorers; the Portuguese and their followers; African explorers of the 18th Century; African Explorers of the early part of the 19th Century, Livingstone, Edward Mohr - the region south of the Zambesi; Emil Holub - the Zambesi Region; Walter Montagu Kerr - Through Zambesi - Livingstonia - Blantyre - Quillimane; Serpa Pinto; The Barotse Country.

Volume 2: Farini - The Kalahari Desert; the Orange River. Burton - Among the Fan Cannibals; A specimen day with the Fan Cannibals; Mr, Mrs and Master Gorilla; The Congo in 1863; The Yellala of the Congo. Livingstone and Stanley on Lake Tanganyika ; Stanley: Lake Victoria Nyanza; In Uganda; Life and manners in Uganda; Karagwe and its gentle King; Ujiji and Tanganyika; the river that flowed North; Down the Congo to the Atlantic; the Death of Frank Pocock; Thomson - Masai Land.

Explorers: Mungo Park, Clapperton, the Landers, Livingstone, Barth, Barkie, Burton, Speke, Schweinfurth, Grant, Nachtigal, Mohr, Stanley, Iven, Capello, Serpa Pinto, Baker, Thomson, Kerr, Emin, Etc.

  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 255 x 190 x 55 mm
  • Sold By: Pringle Bay Books
  • Contact Person: Neil Berens
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 082 899 7195 or 083 652 5694
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Mastercard, VISA, and EFT
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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