Narrative Of Travels And Discoveries In Northern And Central Africa, In The Years 1822, 1823, And 1824; Extending Across The Great Desert to the Tenth Degree Of Northern Latitude, And From Kouka In Bornou, To Sackatoo, The Capital Of The Fellatah Empire. With An Appendix. Dixon Major Denham, Captain Hugh Clapperton, Doctor Oudney.

Narrative Of Travels And Discoveries In Northern And Central Africa, In The Years 1822, 1823, And 1824; Extending Across The Great Desert to the Tenth Degree Of Northern Latitude, And From Kouka In Bornou, To Sackatoo, The Capital Of The Fellatah Empire. With An Appendix

London: John Murray, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. [43] 335, 269 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Thirty-seven plates, one colored, one large fold-out map and six wood-cut vignettes. Exploration of the lower River Niger and the Guinea Coast with most of the narrative by Denham, the entire project sponsored by the British government. Dr. Oudney died at the age of 32 in 1824 of tropical fever during this exploration. Appendices of Bornou, Begharmi, Mandara and Timbuctoo Vocabulary. Plates and text generally clean, , slight toning to tile at fore-edge with signature at head, blind stamp of South African bookseller blank free front endpaper. Modern, three quarter calf and marbled boards with two red leather spine labels printed in gilt. 2 vols. in one. Near fine. Item #19927

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