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ONE OF THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED WORKS ON AFRICA AND AN EARLY ENGLISH SOURCE ON THE SOUTHERN CONTINENT

OGILBY, John. Africa. London, 1670. First edition of the most authentic and comprehensive work in English on Africa published during the 17th century, superbly illustrated with 13 double-page maps, 30 double-page copper-engraved plans and views, eight full-page plates (including an engraved frontispiece), more than 40 in-text engraved vignettes by Hollar and others, and a large folding map of the entire African continent (measuring 18 by 23 inches when open). Handsomely bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style calf. A magnificent volume. $20,000.

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“WITH THE KINDEST REGARDS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE”

LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. London, 1857.

First edition, second issue, of Livingstone's first book, a rare presentation copy inscribed in the month after publication by Livingstone on a tipped-in leaf (as is commonly the case with this work): "Revd. Dr. Miller, with the kindest regards of David Livingstone, London 2nd Novr. 1857." Richly illustrated with folding wood-engraved frontispiece and 24 wood-engraved plates, numerous in-text woodcuts, two folding maps with Livingstone's routes hand-colored, and folding elevation chart of South Central Africa, attractively bound. $17,500.

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“FOR 160 DAYS WE MARCHED THROUGH THE FOREST, BUSH AND JUNGLE”

STANLEY, Henry M. In Darkest Africa. New York, 1890. Two volumes.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, American issue, number 39 of only 250 copies signed by Stanley, of the classic 19th-century account of African exploration. Profusely illustrated with engraved frontispieces, 38 mounted plates on India paper, six additional full-page etchings (each signed by the artist), three color folding maps (two backed in cloth), a folding table of comparative vocabularies, and numerous mounted, in-text India-prints. $15,000.

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MASPERO’S HISTORY OF EGYPT, ILLUSTRATED WITH HUNDREDS OF PLATES

MASPERO, Gaston Camille Charles, and RAPPOPORT, A.S. History of Egypt, Chaldea. London, (1903-06). Thirteen volumes.

Deluxe limited “Connoisseur Edition” of this esteemed history of Egypt and the Middle East, number 82 of only 200 copies printed on Japan vellum and richly illustrated with over 1200 plates and in-text illustrations, including dozens of fine gravures in double-suite and 26 finely hand-colored plates, including the frontispiece of each volume. Very handsomely bound. $12,000.

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“FUTURE TRAVELERS WILL DO WELL NOT TO THINK THAT THEY ARE SETTING OUT UPON A MERE PROMENADE”

(AFRICA) BURTON, Richard F. Lake Regions of Central Africa. London, 1860. Two volumes.

First edition of Burton's account of his journey to Lake Tanganyika, with folding map, 12 full-page tinted plates and additional in-text woodcuts. A very desirable copy in the rare first-issue plum cloth. A lovely copy. $10,500.

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DOUVILLE’S CONGO, 1832, WITH THE SCARCE ATLAS CONTAINING 20 PLATES AND LARGE MAP OF THE REGION

(AFRICA) DOUVILLE, Jean-Baptiste. Voyage au Congo. Paris, 1832. Three volumes and Atlas.

First edition of this early description of the Congo and the far interior of Angola, with the rare Atlas containing an engraved title page, list of plates, 20 full-page lithographs of inhabitants and their way of life, and a large engraved folding map of the African interior by Brué. $8500.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA

BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London, 1863. Two volumes.

Splendid first edition of Burton’s Wanderings in West Africa, with detailed folding map in Volume I and frontispiece engraving in Volume II, in original cloth. $5500.

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THE FIRST COMPLETE MAP OF THE ROYAL NECROPOLIS OF THEBES, 1830

WILKINSON, John Gardner. Topographical Survey of Thebes, Tapa, Thabe, or Diasopolis Magna. London, 1830.

First edition of this important survey map of the royal necropolis of Thebes by noted Egyptologist Wilkinson, including an insert map of the pyramids of Giza. $4000.

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“THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF WEST AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY

YET TO APPEAR IN ENGLISH”

(AFRICA) MOORE, Francis. Travels into the Inland Parts of Africa. London, 1738.

First edition of Moore’s authoritative and “valuable work” (Lowndes), an important record of his travels in Africa and on the river Gambia, including a key account of his friendship with Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (aka Job ben Solomon), enslaved son of an Muslim cleric who was freed and introduced to the English court before returning to Africa, with eleven copper-engraved plates (one folding) and large folding map of the river Gambia. $2700.

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“THE FIRST EUROPEAN IN MODERN TIMES TO TRAVERSE THE NORTH-EASTERN SAHARA”

(NORTH AFRICA) (NIGER RIVER) HORNEMAN, Frederick. The Journal of Frederick Horneman’s Travels. London, 1802.

First edition, with two large folding maps depicting Horneman’s routes and his discoveries in North Africa, and one additional full-page map of the territory along the River Julbi. $2200.

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"VERACITY AND EXACTNESS… CHARACTERIZE THESE TRAVELS"

(RUSSIA) (POLAND) LA MOTTRAYE, Aubrey de. Voyages en Anglois et en Francois. The Hague, 1732.

First edition of this lively narrative of La Mottraye's travels through eastern Europe, including Russia, Poland, Prussia, and Estonia—with text in English and French—illustrated with engraved frontispiece and nine engraved views, maps, and costume plates (one folding). Handsome in contemporary full calf-gilt. $2200.

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BRACKENBURY’S HISTORY OF THE ASHANTI WAR, WITH FOLDING MAPS

(AFRICA—GOLD COAST—GHANA) BRACKENBURY, Henry. The Ashanti War. London, 1874. Two volumes.

First edition of this engaging history of the (Third) Ashanti War, 1873-74, with a two-page folding facsimile of a letter written in English by the Ashanti commander, Amanquatia, along with six folding maps, in handsome full calf-gilt prize bindings of the renowned Harrow School, in London. $1750.

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CHURCHILL’S MY AFRICAN JOURNEY, 1908

CHURCHILL, Winston. My African Journey. London, 1908.

First edition of this early Churchill travelogue, with three color-outlined maps (one folding, two full page), photographic frontispiece, and over 60 illustrations, many from photographs taken by Churchill, in bright original cloth. $1400.

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