68 2349 Africa Du Chaillu P B
68/2349 [Africa]. Du Chaillu, P.B. A Journey to Ashango-land: and Further Penetration into Equatorial Africa. London, J. Murray, 1867, 1st ed., XXIV,502p., fold. woodengr. map, 19 plates, orig. contemp. giltlettered hmor.

- Owner's entry on first blank; first and last pages foxed; map creased and foxed. Lower hinge broken and upper hinge splitting; covers and spine sl. worn/ rubbed along extremities.

= Henze II, p.101-103. Not in Gay. Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1835-1903), "Französischer Afrika-Reisender, naturalisierter US-Amerikaner, unter allen Afrikanischer Reisenden (...) der wichtigste Bahnbrecher zum grossen unbekannten Äquatorial-Kern von Westen her." (Henze).

Baker, S.W. The Albert Nyanza, great basin of the Nile and explorations of the Nile sources. London, Macmillan & Co., 1898, 9th ed., XXVII,(1),499p., steelengr. tinted map, 12 plates, num. ills., contemp. blindst. cl. w. giltlettered spine.

- Owner's entry on verso first free endpaper.

= Cf. Kainbacher I, p.15; Howgego B10. Account of Samuel Baker's exploration of the source of the Nile, which led to the discovery of Lake Albert in 1863. The expedition was full of hardship. "A mutiny had to be quelled, the baggage animals died, forcing the baker to ride oxen, and food supplies dwindled, reducing them to eating grass. Fever often laid them low for weeks on end, their guides deceived them and hippopotami overturned their boats" (Howgego).

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