1 volume. First edition with illustrations and maps.
A scarce and important work.
Publishers green cloth with cover vignette.
xvi, 350 pages.
Illustrations and maps.
4 page publishers catalogue.
Large fold-out map at rear 46 x 47 cm.
Lovely condition throughout.
An important work in the history of written Africana, extensively
illustrated and narrated in engaging descriptive detail. This well
written account of the Tanganyika Expedition has taken its place
among the works fundamental to a collection of Central Africana.
Ever since Speke had first visited the shores of the great lake
during Burton's expedition to the region at the source of the Nile,
the British had been seeking ever more information as to an exact
geographical understanding of the area and the lakes that lay within it.
Perplexing problems of the fauna and flora remained unanswered and
with them, full knowledge as to the course of the waters throughout
the Nile region. Part of Moore's quest was to answer many of those questions.
And in that pursuit he crossed lands still unseen by any explorers and found
evidence of fauna, especially in the lakes themselves which led him to the
surprising answers to many of the most perplexing scientific questions.
Throughout its journey, the Expedition was able to glean information which
was to completely alter the held views respecting the past history of this
particular part of the earth. Moore relates at length much of his work on the
very wide geographical changes which had occurred and were still occurring
among the lakes and watersheds, owing to the persistence of the geographical
disturbances which had formed among other things the modern active volcanoes
north of Kivu.
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