Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa & Journal of a Mission

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa & Journal of a Mission

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Park (Mungo, Surgeon) Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa;

Performed Under the Patronage of the the African Association, 1795-1797; with an Appendix Containing Illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell, FIRST EDITION, portrait, 2 folding maps, chart and 5 plates, 4to, London, 1799


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Park (Mungo) The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa in the Year 1805; together with Other  Documents, Official and Private Relating to the Same Mission; to which is Prefixed an Account of the Life of Mr. Park, SECOND EDITION, folding map, 4to, London, 1815


Together 2 vols, 4to, uniform 19th century black straight grained morocco, gilt panelled spines(some foxing and staining, slight spine repair to the second volume), 1799-1815                               
The Author went to Africa under the auspices of the African Association to explore the course of the Niger; he proceeded along the Gambia, attended only by a negro servant and a boy; reached Sego in 1796 after incredible hardship and was imprisoned by the Arabs there, but escaped and returned to England, and made his fame by his travel book published in 1799 In 1805 he accepted am invitation from the government to organise a second expedition to the Niger. Park reached Bambakoo, but while proceeding along the Niger he died at Boussa in a conflict with the natives, together with all his men.