Exploration In Darkest Africa Antique 1st Stanley Map African Safari South Congo For Sale
This sale is for an original 1890FIRST EDITIONof "IN DARKEST AFRICA" by the celebrated explorer, HENRY M. STANLEY.
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, this sale consists of both it a COMPLETE SET! for just one offer!
IT IS AN ADVENTURE STORY OF THE FIRST MAGNITUDE!
When we think of Henry Stanley, we think of his assignment to Africa tofind the missing explorer DAVID LIVINGSTONE. Stanley found Livingstone, and is famous for having said "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" upon meeting him.
The contents in this book will certainly not disappoint as it contains a full account of Stanley's travels and last African journey (1887-89) in the search, rescue and retreat of Mehmed Emin Pasha, who had been cut off by the Mahdist revolt in the Sudan. Stanley escorted Emin and 1,500 others to the Eastern coast. It all began in 1886, Stanley led the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to "rescue" Emin Pasha, the governor ofEquatoria in the southern Sudan. King Leopold II demanded that Stanley take the longer route, via the Congo river, hoping to acquire more territory and perhaps even Equatoria. After immense hardships and great loss of life, Stanley met Emin in 1888, discovered the Ruwenzori Range and Lake Edward, and emerged from the interior with Emin and his surviving followers at the end of 1890. But this expedition tarnished Stanley's name because of the conduct of the other Europeans: British gentlemen and army officers. An army major was shot by a carrier, after behaving with extreme cruelty. James Jameson, heir to an Irish whiskey manufacturer, bought an eleven-year old girl and offered her to cannibals to document and sketch how she was cooked and eaten. Stanley only found out when Jameson had died of fever. Previous expeditions had given Stanley satisfaction, but this one only had caused disaster. Despite the negativity attached to this journey, Stanley helped to put Uganda into the British sphere of influence.
Published in 1890, these two volumes are inGOOD+ CONDITION! for their age andespecially to be 123 YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGE ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound withNO TEARS!!! orstray markings. There are numerous ILLUSTRATIONS& MAPS!!! in both volumes. With the two volumes combined, there are a total of 1,087 fascinating pages. All text block is remarkably neat and cleanon tight, bright pages. There aremild, small blemishes scattered throughout.Both volumes are soundly bound with no loose pages.The exterior covers are a nice vivid green with gilt lettering.
There are map pockets at the backofeach volume; however, only one of the 3 mapscalled for is present. The large map in the pocket of volume two is present with gentle but clean tears at the deeply creased folds.These volumes will make a nice addition to your library so...GETTHEM WHILE YOU CAN!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), British explorer and journalist, opened Central Africa to exploitation by Western nations.
Henry Stanley was originally named John Rowland. He was born near Denbigh Castle, Wales, to John Rowland, a farmer, and an unmarried woman. The boy lived with his maternal grandfather until he was about 6, when his grandfather died. The youngster was sent to a workhouse, where he remained until the age of 15, when he ran away. Young Rowland lived on a hand-to-mouth basis with various relatives until he was 18, when he signed on as a cabin boy and shipped to New Orleans. There a cotton broker, Henry Morton Stanley, adopted him and gave him his name. Stanley's adopted father died without providing for him. The young man volunteered as a Confederate soldier and was captured at Shiloh. He was released from prison by changing sides and finished the war in the Union Navy. After the war Stanley became a newspaper correspondent. He covered Indian campaigns in the American West. In 1868 he went to Abyssinia to cover a British expedition. In 1869 the publisher of the New York Herald commissioned Stanley to find Dr. David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary explorer, lost somewhere in Central Africa. Stanley found Livingstone at Ujiji in 1871 after an 8-month search. They did some exploring together, and when Livingstone died in 1873, Stanley stepped into his shoes. In 1874 Stanley began a 3-year journey to measure the lakes of Central Africa. From 1879 to 1884 he opened the Congo River Basin and laid the groundwork for the Congo Free State after setting up 21 trading posts along the river. Between 1887 and 1890 he led a mission to rescue Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria. Stanley settled the question of the source of the Nile and opened a vast territory which accelerated the desire of European countries to control African soil.
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