BAKER, Samuel White. The Albert N'Yanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources. (2nd edition). London, Macmillan and Co., 1867.2 volumes. Original pictorial green cloth gilt. With double-portrait frontispiece, tinted lithographed frontispiece, 2 maps (1 folding) and 33 wood-engravings. XXX,371; X,372 pp. First published in 1866. - In 1861 Baker set out, accompanied by his Hungarian wife Florence von Sass, on a voyage to discover the source of the White Nile. They spent some time in the Sudan and in 1862 they set out from Khartoum and arrived in Gondokoro in 1863 where they met up with British explorers James Augustus Grant and John Hanning Speke, who informed them they had determined that the source of the Nile was Lake Victoria. The Bakers then continued southward to Juba on the White Nile. Finally in 1864 reached the shores of the Luta N'Zige, in what is now northwestern Uganda. Baker renamed it Lake Albert (Albert Nyanza). Florence Barbara Maria Finnian von Sass(1841-1916) must be one of the best-kept secrets in the annals of African exploration. Her achievemens were unprecedented, but Victorian propriety and her own sense of absolute loyalty pushed her stiffly into the background whilst her companion, Sir Samuel Baker, was fêted as champion and darling of the empire. Her history is suitable mysterious (Robinson, Wayward women, p. 3). - A fine set.PMM 357; Hilmy I, p.49; Czech p.15; HowgegoIV, p.53-56. [Boeknr.: 8970 ]

€ 575,00

CASATI, Gaetano. Zehn Jahre in Äquatoria und die Rückkehr mit Emin Pascha. Nach dem italienischen Originalmanuscript ins Deutsche übersetzt von K. von Reinhardstöttner. Bamberg, C.C. Buchner, 1891.2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth (extremities of spines sl. dam.). With coloured frontispiece, 4 folding maps (1 with small tears) and ca. 150 illustrations and plates (some in colours). VIII,340; 365 pp. First German edition; first edition was published in Milan in 1891 Dieci anni in Equatoria. - Ascending the Nile into southern Sudan, Casati (1838-1902) reached Meshra 'er Req on the Bahr el Ghazal tributary in 1880. In 1887 he discovered Ruwenzoni just 4 months before Stanley. He became Emin Pasha's companion, a German physician and explorer whose original name was Eduard Schnitzer. He actively assisted him in his scientific work supplying most of the information about the Unyoro and Lower Welle. An important first-hand account of Stanley's Emin Pascha Relief Expedition.Henze I, p.519-520; Kainbacher p.74; Howgego IV, C15. [Boeknr.: 11606 ]

€ 125,00

HARTERT, Ernst. Aus den Wanderjahren eines Naturforschers. Reisen und Forschungen in Afrika, Asien und Amerika, nebst daran anknüpfenden, meist ornithologischen Studien. Berlin, London, 's Gravenhage, 1901-1902.8vo. Original cloth, top edge gilt. With 3 maps and 10 plates. XIII,329 pp. First edition. - Ernst Johann Otto Hartert (1859 - 1933) was a widely published German ornithologist. He was employed by Walter Rothschild as ornithological curator of Rothschild's private Natural History Museum at Tring, in England from 1892 to 1929. He travelled in India, Africa, and South America on behalf of his employer. He visited Sudan, the Canary Islands, Sumatra, Malacca and India, the Caribbean, Morocco and Tenerife. - A fine copy.Henze II, p.464. [Boeknr.: 36814 ]

€ 275,00

KIKKERT, J.G. Hoe ver we zullen komen, weet ik niet. Het avontuurlijke leven van Alexandrine Tinne (1835-1869). Naarden, Strengholt, 1980. Boards. With many illustrations, including some photographs by Alexandrine Tinne. 244 pp.. The Dutch explorer Alexandrine Tinne (1835-1869) was murdered by Tuaregs on the route between Murzuk and Ghat in Libia. [Boeknr.: 11172 ]

€ 25,00

MOOREHEAD, Alan. The Blue Nile. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1972.8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 32 coloured plates and 130 illustrations. 336 pp. First published in 1962. - A classic of historical reconstruction. The narrative begins in the 18th century and ends in 1869. The author traces the course of the Bule Nile from the Ethiopian Highlands, through the Sudan and Egypt to the sea. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 37157 ]

€ 95,00

MOOREHEAD, Alan. The White Nile. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1971.8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 48 coloured plates and 120 illustrations. 336 pp. First published in 1960. - The author tells the story of the exploration of the Nile from the Mountains of the Moons to the Mediterranean. The discovery of Central Africa, including the horrific trade in slaves with its ramifications from Cairo to Zanzibar. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 37158 ]

€ 95,00

PUCKLER-MUSKAU, Hermann Ludwig Heinrich. Mehemed Ali en deszelfs gebied. Door den schrijver der brieven eens afgestorvenen (prins Puckler Muskau). Nubië en Sudan. Amersfoort, W.J. van Bommel, Van Vloten, 1847. Contemporary half cloth. VI,305 pp. Dutch translation of the second part of Aus Mehmed Ali's Reich, Stuttgart 1844, dealing with Nubia and Sudan. The Dutch edition of the first part on Egypt was published in 1846. 'Pückler Muskau is one of the most interesting travellers of his period; he journeyed extensively in Europe and Africa. He was a keen observer and a witty and sensitive writer, ready to note all sorts of facts and impressions of men and manners, although his great interest was landscape and landscape gardening' (Blackmer 1362). 'A boastful, exuberant, miles gloriosus-like tale by this 'Prince'. A great friend and defender of Mohammed Ali' (Kalfatovic, Nile notes, 0343).Gay 2198 (French ed.); Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.145; Kainbacher p.326; not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 31756 ]

€ 275,00

SPEKE, John Hanning. Les sources du Nil. Journal de voyage. Traduit de l'Anglais, avec autorisation de l'auteur par E.D. Forgues. 3me édition. Paris, Hachette, 1881.Original printed wrappers (sl. dam.), uncut. With 4 folding maps and 78 wood-engravings. 579 pp. First published in London in 1863: Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile. - John Hanning Speke (1827-64), English army officer, big game hunter, whose claim to have located the source of the Nile was proved correct after years of dispute. Speke, together with captain Grant, were the first Europeans to cross Equatorial Eastern Africa. His account is one of the cornerstone books of African exploration. It remains one of the 'absolutely vital sources of evidence on the history of East Africa in the ninetenth century (Oxford DNB).Ibrahim-Hilmy p.255; Czech p.260-261 (English ed.); Hess & Coger 417 (English ed.); Howgego IV, S53. [Boeknr.: 1758 ]

€ 175,00

WILLINK, Robert Joost. The fateful journey. The expedition of Alexine Tinne and Theodor von Heuglin in Sudan (1863-1864). Amsterdam, University Press, 2011. 8vo. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 456 pp. This compelling, richly illustrated study recounts the last African journeys of the intrepid Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1835-1869). [Boeknr.: 33056 ]

€ 75,00

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