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1857 1st ed David Livingstone Missionary Travels Illustrated AFRICA Map Angola
London: Murray, 1857. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I can provide a link to many more photos. Just ask! 1857 1st ed David Livingstone Missionary Travels Illustrated AFRICA Map Angola "If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all." ― David Livingstone An incredibly rare first edition of David Livingstone's "Missionary Travels." In this book Livingstone describes his travel and work as a missionary to the indigenous people in Central and South Africa. Through the mid-19th-century, South Africa was complete unknown to Europeans, so Livingstone's mission brought light to more than just spreading the gospel. The work deals with customs, languages, animal and plant biology, geology, topography, and mineralogy. "The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank" (PMM 341). Livingstone discovered the Zambesi River and Victoria Falls (which he named), parts of Angola, and Mozambique; met with and observed the Hottentot. This book includes the large folding map of Southern Africa, with his journey outlined. He was also able to discover some of the most devastating instances of slave trade, which propelled his abolitionist ideals. Item number: #9451 Price: $950 LIVINGSTONE, David Missionary travels and researches in South Africa: including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antique Books (schilb_antique_books) [Columbia, Missouri, US]
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