Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa.

Major Dixon Denham; Captain Hugh Clapperton and Doctor Oudney

Edité par John Murray, London, 1826
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Titre : Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in ...

Éditeur : John Murray, London

Date d'édition : 1826

Reliure : Soft cover

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Edition : Second edition, Contemporary full gilt calf, gilt raised spine in six compartments, double black morocco labels on 2 and 3. Marbled free end papers with matching marbled edges., Denham and Clapperton, in the company of Dr. Walter Oudney, traveled from near Tripoli, south to Lake Tchad, with excursions into the mountains west of Mourzuk in Fezzan. Dixon attempted to follow the circuit around Lake Tchad but was unsuccessful. Capt. Clapperton and Dr. Oudney journeyed west toward the Niger River, but the doctor only made it about a third of the way and died in Murmur. Capt.Clapperton continued west, but was prevented from passing beyond Sackatoo by the local Sultan. Denham and Clapperton eventually returned to Tripoli and went back to England. This book is based upon Denham's journal, with a chapter by Dr. Oudney on the excursion to the mountains west of Mourzuk. The last part by Clapperton, reports on his westward journey which includes an account of Oudney's death. The engravings, after drawings by Denham and Clapperton, are engraved by Edward Finden, one of the finest steel-engravers in England at the time., Size : 8vo, Complete with three folded maps, 12 engraved plates 1 of which is coloured. , Volume : 2 volumes Occasional mild foxing otherwise a very good to fine example bound in handsome contemporary gilt full calf. N° de réf. du libraire B3572

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