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Auction #72 begins on
24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Aurel Schulz and August Hammar

The New Africa. A Journey Up the Chobe and Down the Okovanga Rivers

A Record of Exploration and Sport

Published: William Heinemann, London, 1897

Edition: First edition

Reserve: $230


Estimate: $550-750

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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1 volume. First edition 1897. Very scarce title.

Bookplate of Henry Von Wackerbarth

Publishers green pictorial cloth covers.

Cover title vignettes with black title.

Gilt title and vignette to spine.

Uncut pages + repair to spine.

xii, 406 pages.

Illustrations + large folding map [57 x 47 cm].

"The autors traveled up the Chobe River to explore the unknown reaches

of that waterway from its confluence with the Zambezi to the Okavango River.

There are numerous recountings of sporting adventures including lion, sable,

hippopotamus, eland, and rhinoceros. "it is a most peculiar sensation to have

rhinoceros charge one in the open. The elastic bounds of the great black mass,

with the horn at the executive end swaying from side to side as the head swings

in unison with the rest of the animal, have anything but a reassuring effect."

After a failed elephant hunt, giraffe was bagged, as were additional lion and a

variety of antelope species. A very difficult work to locate, and valuable for its

description of the region [Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African

Big Game Hunting Books, 1785-1950, p.143].

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23 x 16.5 cm

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