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Captain A. St. H, Gibbons

Exploration and Hunting in Central Africa,1895-96

Published: Methuen, London, 1898

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London, Methuen, 1898, first edition, frontispiece with tissue guard, 408 pages, Methuen catalogue (inserted later, pages uncut), fold out map of Marotseland, 25 photographs, 8 full sized illustrations by the artist C.Whymper, original blue decorative cloth, index, 160 x 230mm, condition:very good.

Appendix One gives a description of Marotseland (present-day Barotseland), a region in the western part of Zambia,the homeland of the Lozi people (or Barotse who were previously known as Luyi or Aluyi).

Appendix Two, Big game,its distribution and the author's bag.

This book is a narrative of the author's journey to what is now Upper Zambia. As a captain in the 3rd East Yorkshire Regiment and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society he brings an early eye to the geography,customs and hunting of Central Africa.

Charles Whymper , the artist, 1853-1941, was known for his work on expeditions to Africa.

  • Binding Condition: very good
  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 160 x 230mm

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