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Author LinkPark, Mungo,1771-1806.
Uniform Title LinkTravels in the interior districts of Africa
Title LinkTravels in the interior of Africa / Mungo Park.
Edition Dover ed.
Imprint Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2011.
Description xv, 304 p. :  ill. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Gen. Note This Dover edition, first published in 2010, is an unabridged republication of the text and illustrated plated from Travels in the Interior of Africa, published in 1858 by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh.The text was originally published as Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed in the Years 1795, 1796 and 1797, by John Murray, London, in 1816.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In 1795, a young Scottish physician set out to explore the course of the Niger River. The detailed notes from his arduous two-year adventure in West Africa provided Europeans with their first reliable account of the region. Two centuries later, this early classic of travel literature offers a singular array of geographic and anthropological observations of Africa before colonial influence. Unlike the leaders of latter-day expeditions, Mungo Park often traveled alone, trusting locals to supply food, shelter, and directions. His firsthand observations of gold mining, the slave trade, war, and politics, along with his experiences of everyday life, offer unparalleled views of eighteenth-century Africa.--p. [4] of cover.
Per.Sub. LinkPark, Mungo, 1771-1806 -- Travel -- Africa, West.
Subject LinkAfrica, West -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
LinkNiger River -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.

System Number 000662374
ISBN Link9780486479132
Link0486479137

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