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Narrative of an Expedition to Explore the River Zaire Usually Called The Congo, In South Africa, in 1816, under the Direction of Captain J.K. Tuckey, R.N. To Which is Added the Journal of Professor Smith; Some General Observations on the Country and its Inhabitants
Albemarle Street, London: John Murray, 1818. 1st Edition. Hardcover. James Kingston Tuckey (1776-1816), an Irish-born English naval officer, was captured by the French on a voyage from St. Helena in 1805 and suffered an imprisonment of nearly nine years. Promoted to the rank of commander in 1814, he was later assigned to lead an expedition to explore the Congo River in 1816 to learn if there was a connection between the Congo and Niger basins. He explored the river up to 480 km from the sea. Most of the officers and crew died of fever and Tuckey himself died on 14 October 1816, aged 40, in Moanda, on the coast of today's Democratic Republic of the Congo. The expedition was a failure but raised interest in the exploration of Africa. This book is an account of the expedition, with thirteen plates, one colored by hand, and a large fold-out frontispiece map. This is a very good copy, rebacked and retaining the original quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The boards show light wear to surfaces, heavier at the edges, with the binding tight and square. The contents are bright with moderate spotting confined mostly to plates and prelims. All plates and the foldout map are present and intact.
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