Lot 214: Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis), The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa,, rare 1st published edition, 1859.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Africa.- Burton (Sir Richard Francis) The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Sources of the White Nile, in 'The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society', vol.29, first published edition, engraved folding map with route picked out in red, light offsetting, contemporary half calf, light damp-staining, a little rubbed, [Penzer p.201], 8vo, 1859. ⁂ The rare first published edition of Burton's account of his expedition with Speke in search of the source of the Nile. Published the following year in the two-volume work The Lake Regions of Central Africa (see next lot).