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Reisen im Innern von Afrika

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Park, Mungo (1771-1806). "Reisen im Innern von Afrika ... in den Jahren 1795 bis 1797". Berlin and Hamburg: (publisher not mentioned), 1800. Great 8vo. (1), VII, (3), 340 pp., 4 copperplate engravings, one folded map. Orig. half-leather binding with gilt titel on the spine.

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Park, Mungo

Berlin

1800

Park, Mungo (1771-1806). "Reisen im Innern von Afrika auf Veranstaltung der afrikanischen Gesellschaft in den Jahren 1795 bis 1797. [edition:] Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen. Erster Band". Berlin and Hamburg: (publisher not mentioned), 1800. Great 8vo. (1), VII, (3), 340 pp., 4 copperplate engravings, one folded map ("Karte über Mungo Parks Weg von Pisania am Gambiaflusse bis Silla am Nigerflusse, und von da südlich zurück. Von Major J. Rennel"). Orig. half-leather binding with gilt titel on the spine.

Well preserved. - German ed. of Park's Travels into the Interior of Africa. - Mungo Park was a Scottish explorer of West Africa. After an exploration of the upper Niger River around 1796, he wrote a popular and influential titled Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa in which he theorized the Niger and Congo merged to become the same river. He was killed during a second expedition, having successfully traveled about two-thirds of the way down the Niger. Park's death meant the idea of a Niger-Congo merger remained unproven but it became the leading theory among geographers.