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


By John Hanning Speke

A beautiful copy of this important exploration book

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  • Published by William Blackwood [London, 1863]; second issue in publisher’s deluxe binding; fine condition; 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