Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston, G.C.M.G.,K.C.B.,D.Sc.

George Grenfell and the Congo, 2 Volumes

Published: Hutchinson and Co., London, 1908

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Two volumes, GEORGE GRENFELL AND THE CONGO. A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland Together With Some Account of the Native Peoples and Their Languages, the Fauna and Flora; And Similar Notes on the Cameroons and the Island of Fernando Po. The Whole Founded on the Diaries and Researches of the Late Rev. George Grenfell, with 496 illustrations from photographs by the Rev. George Grenfell and William Forfitt, 496 photographic illustrations, maps, sketch-maps, sketch-surveys,concessions map, including map showing distribution of Congo pygmies and map showing Stanley's general geography of the Congo basin in 1885, fold-out maps attached to back of each volume, 990 pages in all, volume one, xxiii, 496 pages, volume two,xx, 497 pages, volumes are ex- central reference library stock (never lent out), condition: very good.

George Grenfell was a Baptist missionary to Cameroon, and explored the little known rivers, notably the Wouri River and ascended 'Mongo ma Loba' Mountain. He established a chain of missions at Musuko, Vivi, Isangila, Manyanga, and explored the Congo to the equator. He explored the Kiva, the Kwango, and the Kasai rivers, discovered the Ruki. He also explored other tributaries of the Congo and was awarded the Medal of the Royal Geographical Society for his map of the Congo Basin.

The author, Sir Henry "Harry" Hamilton Johnston, was an explorer, botanist, linguist and colonial administrator and one of the key players in the "Scramble for Africa".

  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 170 x 240mm

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