1848 1ed Niger River Expedition anti SLAVERY Voyage Africa Nigeria MAPS 2v SET

ALLEN, William

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In 1841, the British government endorsed an African expedition to Nigeria, a voyage which intended to create treatise with natives and provide an avenue for missionaries to teach Christianity. The expedition consisted of three steam ships which, in addition to missionary work, sought to stifle slave trade agreements along the African coast. Captains William Allen and H.D. Trotter together wrote a narrative of their experiences.

 

This 1848 two-volume first edition work features 15 engravings as well as 2 folding maps, including a map of the southern coast of Nigeria.

 

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1848 1ed Niger River Expedition anti SLAVERY Voyage Africa Nigeria MAPS 2v SET

 

In 1841, the British government endorsed an African expedition to Nigeria, a voyage which intended to create treatise with natives and provide an avenue for missionaries to teach Christianity. The expedition consisted of three steam ships which, in addition to missionary work, sought to stifle slave trade agreements along the African coast. Captains William Allen and H.D. Trotter together wrote a narrative of their experiences.

 

This 1848 two-volume first edition work features 15 engravings as well as 2 folding maps, including a map of the southern coast of Nigeria.

 

Item number: #15647

Price: $950

 

ALLEN, William

 

A narrative of the expedition … to the River Niger, in 1841 under the command of Capt. H.D. Trotter

 

London : Richard Bentley, 1848. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • Vol I – xviii, 509, [1]
      • 9 engraved plates
    • Vol II – viii, 511, [1]
      • 9 engraved plates
    • Includes 2 maps and numerous in-text illustrations throughout
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8.75in X 5.75in (22cm x 14.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

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15647

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

ALLEN, William

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete