1863 1st ed Speke Journal of Discovery of Source of the NILE River Egypt AFRICA

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.”

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1863 1st ed Speke Journal of Discovery of Source of the NILE River Egypt AFRICA

 

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.”

 

Item number: #12492

Price: $750

 

SPEKE, John Hanning

 

Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile

 

Edinburgh : William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xxxi, [1], 658
    • 77 illustrations
      • 49 in-text engravings
      • 27 full-page engravings
      • 1 folding map
    • Reference: Howgego IV S53-4; DNB LIII, p. 327;
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~8.5in X 6in (21.5cm x 15cm)

 

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12492

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

SPEKE, John Hanning

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete