How I crossed Africa: from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, through unknown countries; discovery of the great Zambesi affluents, &c. Abridged from the original London edition which was translated from the author's manuscript by Alfred Elwes ... Part I: The King's Rifle. Part II: The Coillard family. Published by subscription only

Hartford: R. W. Bliss and Co., 1881. Subscription edition, two volumes in one, abridged from the original London edition. xiii, [14]-406 pp, plus one leaf of ads; with a map showing the author's route from Benguella to Durban and more than 60 engraved illustrations, including 23 full-page plates. Publisher's plum cloth stamped in gilt on front board and spine. Spine sunned (but fully legible), a bit of staining to front board, corners bumped. Internally fine. Serpa Pinto, a Portuguese explorer, recorded details of much terrain previously unknown to Europeans. He was the fourth explorer to cross Africa from west to east and "was the first to lay down with accuracy the route between Bihe and Lialui" (Britannica, 11th ed). Item #58022

Price: $250.00

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