Lot 237: Burton (Richard F.) - The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa
October 27, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Sources of the White Nile, published in vol. 29 of The Royal Geographical Society Journal, engraved folding map, slightly browned, original printed wrappers, margins browned, edges and joints a little chipped, spine splitting and head and tail of spine chipped, housed in a modern half morocco box, 8vo, . A 464 page article concerning the results of Burton's expedition in the years 1857-1859. It precedes his two volume work The Lake Regions of Central Africa, 1860, a classic work on East Africa, in which Burton describes his journey from Pemba and Zanzibar to the western shore of Lake Tanganyika.