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Bruce's Discovery of the Source of the Nile.

Code: 10084    

£3,000.00

Bruce (James, of Kinnaid) Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, 1768-73, SECOND[AND BEST]EDITION, Corrected and Enlarged, to which is prefixed a Life of the Author, 3 maps, 24 plates and 57 natural history plates, 7 vols, 8vo, and a 4to atlas of plates, uniform contemporary calf, red letter pieces, (joints repaired, some slight browning),  London, 1805

 

This edition contains an extra 20 plates and also the life of Bruce.

 

Vol. 5 contains the natural history information which Bruce obtained during his travels in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia and Nubia.

 

Bruce spent five years in Upper Egypt, Abyssinia, and in the exploration of the Nile. The account of his travels provided important information. The plates, based on Bruce's own and Balugani's drawings, include maps, botanical and zoological specimens, antiquities and artifacts and plans of monuments.

Bruce's Discovery of the Source of the Nile.