Item #110 Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed Under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Appendix, Containing the Geographical Illustrations of Africa. Mungo Park.
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed Under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Appendix, Containing the Geographical Illustrations of Africa

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed Under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Appendix, Containing the Geographical Illustrations of Africa

London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. For the Author, 1799. 2nd Edition. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa : Performed Under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Appendix, Containing the Geographical Illustrations of Africa By Major Rennell.

Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author, London. Second edition. XXVIII, 372pp., XCII. Portrait frontispiece plus 5 including 3 plates after drawings by the author and 2 folding botanical plates. Also contains 2 plates of music and 3 folding maps. Includes list of subscribers.

Book re-bound in oatmeal cloth with maroon leather label on spine with gilt title. New endpapers. Leaves are lightly foxed. Maps have tears at stubs and several splits at folds. Map of North Africa slightly mis-folded at spine. Otherwise, a very presentable copy. Good condition.

Mungo Park, a Scot, explored the Upper Niger River in 1796, publishing his account with this title. During that 1796 exploration, Park began to theorize that the Niger and the Congo merged into one river and set out to prove his theory in his second expedition but was killed during that trip. 25 years later the mystery was solved that the two great rivers did not merge. Includes three folding maps: Route of Mr. Park, Map of North Africa and Chart of the Lines of Magnetic Variation, In the Seas Around Africa. Good / None. Item #110

Price: $400.00

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