1857 1st ed David Livingstone Missionary Travels Illustrated AFRICA Map Angola

LIVINGSTONE, David

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“If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.”

― David Livingstone

 

An incredibly rare first edition of David Livingstone’s “Missionary Travels.” In this book Livingstone describes his travel and work as a missionary to the indigenous people in Central and South Africa. Through the mid-19th-century, South Africa was complete unknown to Europeans, so Livingstone’s mission brought light to more than just spreading the gospel. The work deals with customs, languages, animal and plant biology, geology, topography, and mineralogy.

“The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank” (PMM 341).

 

Livingstone discovered the Zambesi River and Victoria Falls (which he named), parts of Angola, and Mozambique; met with and observed the Hottentot. This book includes the large folding map of Southern Africa, with his journey outlined.  He was also able to discover some of the most devastating instances of slave trade, which propelled his abolitionist ideals.

 

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1857 1st ed David Livingstone Missionary Travels Illustrated AFRICA Map Angola

 

“If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.”

― David Livingstone

 

An incredibly rare first edition of David Livingstone’s “Missionary Travels.” In this book Livingstone describes his travel and work as a missionary to the indigenous people in Central and South Africa. Through the mid-19th-century, South Africa was complete unknown to Europeans, so Livingstone’s mission brought light to more than just spreading the gospel. The work deals with customs, languages, animal and plant biology, geology, topography, and mineralogy.

“The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank” (PMM 341).

 

Livingstone discovered the Zambesi River and Victoria Falls (which he named), parts of Angola, and Mozambique; met with and observed the Hottentot. This book includes the large folding map of Southern Africa, with his journey outlined.  He was also able to discover some of the most devastating instances of slave trade, which propelled his abolitionist ideals.

 

Item number: #9451

Price: $950

 

LIVINGSTONE, David

 

Missionary travels and researches in South Africa: including a sketch of sixteen years’ residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the west coast, thence across the continent, down the River Zambesi, to the eastern ocean

 

London: Murray, 1857. First edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • ix, [2], 711, [1]
    • 47 full-page, wood-engraved plates by Whymper
      • Includes 2 folding plates and a portrait of David Livingstone
    • References: Abbey Travel 347; PMM 341; Garrison and Morton 5269
    • Edition Notes:
      • Does include three pp. 8’s
        • According to Bradlaw, “the only thing that can be said with certainty is that the issue with the extra leaf numbered 8* is not the first issue”
      • uncolored wood-engraved frontispiece
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
    • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 14.5cm)

 

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9451

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

LIVINGSTONE, David

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete