1877 Across Africa
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First Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Cameron was the first European to cross equatorial Africa from sea to sea, in 1875.
The first edition of this important account of the Livingstone Relief Expedition of 1873-75, which was sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society. During his travels, Cameron conducted a complete survey of Lake Tanganyika, and travelled southeast through the Southern Congo region and Angola.
Cameron's accounts of his travels were recognised for their valuable suggestions for the opening up of the continent, including the utilization of the great lakes as a Cape to Cairo Road connection.
Illustrated with fifteen plates to volume I, and eighteen plates to volume II, three of which are folding, and with a large colour folding map loosely inserted in a pocket to the rear of volume I. Collated, complete.
With five pages of advertisements to the rear of volume I, and eight to volume II.
A very smart copy of this important work from a prominent Victorian era explorer.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to spine head and tail, with tail of front joint of volume II starting, and board holding firm. Hinges strained, but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally clean and bright, with only the odd spot.
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