Lot 383: Park. TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR DISTRICTS OF AFRICA.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Africa] Mungo Park. TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR DISTRICTS OF AFRICA: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. Lon: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co./ Sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1800, Fourth Edition. 7 plates (4 folding): Folding map, 3 folding views, 2 botanical nonfolding plates, frontis port. xx, 551pp. Vocabulary of the Mandingo Language begins on p. Until the publication of Parks book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas... having sent out four expeditions to the Niger, all of which had failed, the African Association in 1795 charged Mungo Park with the task PMM 293. 8vo. Modern leather and marbled board, marbled eps. Foxed, one fold of the map has partial tear. Interior otherwise very good. 1.6 Lb.