What Led To The Discovery Of The Source Of The Nile. John Hanning Speke.

What Led To The Discovery Of The Source Of The Nile

London: William Blackwood, 1864.

First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. x, 372 pp. Frontis engraving of the author's escape from the Somali, fold-out map of the Somali coast showing the positions of the tribes, and double-page sketch map of eastern Africa. Modern full leather binding with new parchment endpapers. Maps have some older tape repairs, title page bears a faint stamp from a private library, pages have occasional smudging or mild foxing. This is the scarcer of Speke's two books on his Nile expeditions, and the one which describes his expedition with Richard Burton and defends his assertion (correct, but contested by Burton and others) that Lake Victoria was indeed the source of the Nile. Ibrahim Hilmy Vol II, p. 255.

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