Journal Of The Discovery Of The Source Of The Nile [1863]

Original price was: $700.Current price is: $550.

By John Hanning SPEKE

A beautiful copy of this important African exploration book

Out of stock


  • Published by William Blackwood [London, 1863]
  • Half calf binding with marbled boards in near fine condition [spine lightly sunned, light edge wear]; contemporary [1869] ownership signature; 658pp + advertisements; map in pouch at rear
  • A beautiful copy of a landmark in the history of African exploration
  • Speke discovered Lake Victoria Nyanza, which he concluded was the source of the Nile and this resulted in open antagonism between himself and fellow explorer Sir Richard Burton