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Title: A travers l'Afrique. Voyage de Zanzibar à Benguela Traduit de l'anglais par Mme H. Loreau et contenant 139 gravures sur bois, 1 carte et 4 fac-similé
Description: HACHETTE, 1878, grand in-8 (24 x 17 cm). Exemplaire en condition irréprochable, très frais, sans rousseurs. Edition originale de la traduction franaise de " Across Africa". Verney Lovett Cameron, né en Angleterre en 1844, reut pour mission de rejoindre Livingstone et de lui prêter assistance en 1873. Ayant rencontré la caravane qui ramenait la dépouille de l'explorateur, il décida de poursuivre sa route, devenant ainsi le premier Européen à réussir la travrsée de l'Afrique Equatoriale. [English traveller in Central Africa. He entered the navy in 1857, served in the Abyssinian campaign of 1868, and was employed for a considerable time in the suppression of the East African slave trade. The experience thus obtained led to his being selected to command an expedition sent by the Royal Geographical Society in 1873, to succour Dr. Livingstone. He was also instructed to make independent explorations, guided by Livingstone's advice. Soon after the departure of the expedition from Zanzibar, Livingstone's servants were met bearing the dead body of their master. Cameron's two European companions turned back, but he continued his march and reached Ujiji, on Lake Tanganyika, in February 1874, where he found and sent to England Livingstone's papers." (Encyclop¾dia Britannica). demi chagrin bleu outre mer, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés et fleurons, tranches dorées, Paris. [3]ff + 559p ; une grande carte replée

Keywords: [AFRIQUE]

Price: EUR 200.00 = appr. US$ 217.37 Seller: Les routes du globe
- Book number: 1011

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