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Schweinfurth, Georg, Dr
The heart of Africa: three years' travels and adventures in the unexplored regions of central Africa from 1868 to 1871 . Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With an introduction by Winwood Reade
Harper & Brothers, publishers, Franklin Square, New York, 1874. First American edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, 559, [1]; x, 521, [1], 6 (ads); 25 wood-engraved plates by J. D. Cooper, folding map outlined in color, of Dr. Schweinfurth's discoveries in central Africa (approx. 12" x 17"); plus 1 other map and a tinted lithograph plate of the Phenomenon of the 17th of May, 1869; original pictorial terracotta cloth stamped in gilt; some wear and rubbing, the binding a little spotted, but a very good, sound copy; title pages with the small and faint previous owner's name stamp of George R. Brush, M.D. U.S. Navy who served as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Winwood Reade's introduction notes that ".out of a host of men who have attempted to penetrate Africa from north to south only two have achieved success. The first and foremost of these is Sir Samuel Baker; the second is Dr. G.A. Schweinfurth . (who) submitted to the Royal Academy of Science a plan for the botanical exploration of the equatorial districts lying west of the Nile . During three years he was absent in the heart of Africa, and, even before he had returned, his name had already become famous in Europe and America. Travelling, not in the footsteps of Baker, but in a westerly direction, he reached the neighbourhood of Baker's lake, passing through the country of the Niam-Niam, and visiting the unknown kingdom of Monbuttoo . a scientific botanist, and also an accomplished draughtsman . In a geographical sense, this work is of importance as a contribution to the problem of the Nile; and ethnologically … [Click Below for Full Description]
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