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Travels, researches, and missionary labours, by Rev Dr. J. KRAPF

$ 2,349
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    KRAPF, Rev Dr. J.

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    Travels, researches, and missionary labours,
    during eighteen years' residence in eastern Africa. Together with journeys to Jagga, Usambara, Ukambani, Shoa, Abessinia, and Khartum; and a coasting voyage from Mombaz to Cape Delgado. With an appendix respecting the snow-capped mountains of eastern Africa; the sources of the Nile; the languages and literature of Abessinia And eastern Africa, etc.etc.

    Stock Code 112048
    London, Trubner and Co, 1860

    Current price$2,349.00
    Krapf was the first European to see Mounts Kilimanjaro and Kenya. Important account by the German missionary who during his travels collected information from the Arab traders operating inland from the coast. From them Krapf and his companions learnt of great lakes and snow-capped mountains, which Krapf claimed to have seen for himself, much to the ridicule of English explores who, incorrectly, could not believe the idea of snow on the equator.

    First edition. 8vo, li, 566 pp., portrait frontispiece (lightly spotted), 2 folding maps, 12 tinted lithograph plates, contemporary purple hard-grained morocco gilt extra, all edges gilt, upper joint rubbed, a very good copy.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 112048
    Incollect Reference #: 718640
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