Notes taken during travels in Africa. John Davidson.
Notes taken during travels in Africa
Notes taken during travels in Africa

Notes taken during travels in Africa

London: printed for private circulation only [by] J. L. Cox and Sons, 1839. 4to, pp. [8], 213; engraved frontispiece, 2 other engraved plates; original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine; covers dampstained, and the yellow-coated endpapers possibly renewed; all else very good and sound. The book was posthumously published. Having previously travelled in Italy, Poland, Russia, Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Canada and the United States, Davidson (1797-1836) visited Fez and Marrakesh in Morocco, and was on his way to Timbuktu when he was ambushed, robbed, and shot dead. His expedition continued onward to Timbuktu, but were never heard from again. The interesting appendix contains extracts from letters written by Davidson and others to the Royal Geographical Society various locations in Morocco and the Sahara. See Howgego 1800-1850, D-4, p. 159 for details. Item #52178

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