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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Gibbons (Major Alfred St.Hill)


Published: John Lane,

Reserve: $500


Estimate: $600/700

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Map 760 x 800 mm, mounted on linen, folds into blue cloth covers titled gilt on the upper cover with a map of Africa outlined in black, slightly frayed at the top and bottom of the spine, a very good copy.

On the bottom left corner of the map: Map of the Upper Zambesi Basin showing the tribes under the rule of the paramount chief rule of the Marotse principally from the surveys and exploration of Maj A. St H. Gibbons 1895 -1896 and 1898 -1900 assisted during the latter expedition by Major F.C. Quicke & Major J. Stevenson Hamilton.

London & New York, John Lane, 1895 - 1896 and 1898 - 1900.

Czech (Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 - 1999 page: 105: Gibbons set out to discover the main source of the Zambesi and define and map the regions.

This map, although published separately, forms part of his Africa from South to North through Marotseland published in 2 volumes with this map as volume 3.  It is the same map that is found in the pocket at the rear of volume 1 of this work.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy

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