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Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Auspices of H.B.M.’s Government in the Years 1849-1855.
In Five Volumes. By Henry Barth, Ph.D., D.C.L,
Fellow of the Royal Geographical and Asiatic Societies. Published in 1857 by D. Appleton & Co., New York.
Five 9” x 5” volumes/complete set, three-quarter leather. Illustrated with 60 colored lithographic prints, text illustrations and 15 color folding maps.
Five volumes = approximately 3,500 pages.
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US $169.50


Heinrich Barth is widely considered to be one of the greatest European explorers of Africa. In the late 1840s, as part of a British effort to open up commercial relations with the states of the Sudan, Barth and two other researchers were dispatched on an expedition across the Sahara Desert to Agadez, Adamawa, Cameroon, Lake Chad, Bagirmi, and Timbuktu. The journey extended over 24° of latitude and 20° of longitude, covered more than 12,000 miles, and took six years to complete. Barth’s traveling companions died along the way in 1851 and 1852, leaving him to complete the last three years of the expedition alone.

Upon returning from his journey in 1855, Barth wrote and published this five-volume account of his travels in both English and German editions. The volumes include coloured plates of pictures produced by Martin Bernatz based on Barth's original sketches. The work was considered one of the finest of its kind, being cited by no one less than Charles Darwin. TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES IN NORTH AND CENTRAL AFRICA It is still used by historians of Africa, and remains an important scientific work on African cultures of the age.


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Doug, you can really dig up the stuff. I wonder if Bob Barth may have had Henry Barth in his ancestry. Food for thought, no?

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