Robert Brown

The Story of Africa and Its Explorers

With two hundred original illustrations

Published: Cassell & Co. Ltd, London, 1892

Edition: First edition

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4 volumes. First editions.

A detailed history of Africa starting with brief references to Ptolemy

and early Portuguese and Dutch exploration, but concentrating on

the British commercial and missionary expeditions in the period 1790-1890.

Development of trade in the Gulf of Guinea (West Africa), Timbuctoo,

the Niger River, Mungo Park, the Nile, Great Lakes, source of the Nile.

David Livingstone, Henry M. Stanley, Missionaries in Central Africa.

A hunter's paradise, international explorers, colonisation in west,

east and South Africa. The Scramble for Africa. The involvement of

Germany and Italy in Africa are among the topics covered.

Volume I.

The Guinea Traders - The Corsairs of Africa - The Tale of Timbuctoo - The Niger. 

Volume II.

The River of Egypt - The Great Lakes - Across the Continent - The Congo. 

Volume III.

The Last of a Long Tale - The Sahara - The Missionaries

The Hunters - The International Explorers.

Volume IV.

Europe in Africa - Colonies and Colonists - The Scramble for an Empire

A Continent Under Companies.

A lovely set.

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  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 25.5 x 20 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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