1864 1ed Speke Journal of Discovery of Source of Nile River Egypt Africa MAPS

SPEKE, John Hanning

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John Speke’s ‘Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile’ is a rare, 19th-century account of his third African expedition in which he and his crew ventured to confirm his theories about the origins of the Nile River. Joined with Captain James Augustus Grant, Speke traveled to Lake Victoria to confirm the Nile’s source.

 

According to the DNB,

“the importance of Speke’s discoveries can hardly be overestimated. In discovering the ‘source reservoir’ of the Nile he succeeded in solving the ‘problem of all ages’ He and Grant were the first Europeans to cross Equatorial Eastern Africa, and thereby gained for the world a knowledge of rather more than eight degrees of latitude, or about five hundred geographical miles, in a portion of Eastern Africa previously totally unknown.”

 

This 1864 edition is complete with maps, portraits, and numerous other illustrations from drawings by Captain Grant.

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1864 1ed Speke Journal of Discovery of Source of Nile River Egypt Africa MAPS

 

John Speke’s ‘Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile’ is a rare, 19th-century account of his third African expedition in which he and his crew ventured to confirm his theories about the origins of the Nile River. Joined with Captain James Augustus Grant, Speke traveled to Lake Victoria to confirm the Nile’s source.

 

According to the DNB,

“the importance of Speke’s discoveries can hardly be overestimated. In discovering the ‘source reservoir’ of the Nile he succeeded in solving the ‘problem of all ages’ He and Grant were the first Europeans to cross Equatorial Eastern Africa, and thereby gained for the world a knowledge of rather more than eight degrees of latitude, or about five hundred geographical miles, in a portion of Eastern Africa previously totally unknown.”

 

This 1864 edition is complete with maps, portraits, and numerous other illustrations from drawings by Captain Grant.

 

Item number: #9029

Price: $550

 

SPEKE, John Hanning

 

Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile

 

New York: Harper & Bros., 1864. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xxx, 590, [6 ads]
    • 77 illustrations
  • Reference: Howgego IV S53-4; Ibrahim-Hilmy 255; DNB LIII, p. 327;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9.5in X 6.25in (24cm x 16cm)

 

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9029

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

SPEKE, John Hanning

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete