Denham and Clapperton in Africa.


DENHAM AND CLAPPERTON IN AFRICA. DENHAM, DIXON & CLAPPERTON, HUGH. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824, by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the Late Doctor Oudney, Extending across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the capital of the Fellatah Empire. With an Appendix, Published [...] by Major Dixon Denham, of His Majesty's 17th Regiment on Foot, and Captain Hugh Clapperton, of the Royal Navy, the Survivors of the Expedition.
London, John Murray, 1826.
4to. 28 x 22,5 cm. lxviii, 335; (4), 269, (1) pp. Illustrated with 13 woodcuts in the text. With 34 engraved plates, of which 1 coloured, and 4 engraved maps, of which 1 folding.
Later (20th century) calfspine with gilt spine with green and red labels, marbled boards and marbled edges. A few minor stains. Damp in margin of frontispiece plate Slight (mostly) offsetting from plates to text and -from itself- on the folding map.
The plates after drawings by Denham and Clapperton, engraved by Edward Finden.

Written chiefly by Denham who used the opportunity to promote his own rather unpalatable person, pushing his co-traveller into the background. It contains the first description by Europeans of the Lake Chad.

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