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Pete Fry

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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa


Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa.. with an Appendix containing Geographical Illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell. Second Edition .1799 Maps and engravings all called for. One map with slight tear. Neatly rebacked calf. Tight copy. Mungo Park became the first modern European to reach the Niger River, whose course he traced some 300 miles as far as Silla. The journey was plagued with adversity; Park was robbed of all his trafficable property early on, and at one point, he was imprisoned by an Arab chief for four months, escaping only with great difficulty. He returned to the Gambia by a route further south, through the Mandingo country, mostly on foot as far as Camalia. Sympathetically rebound with original boards and gilt to spine with raised bands. Attractive copy of this seminal work on Africana