Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883

Author: Schuver, Juan Maria, Edited By Wendy James
Price: $16.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Hakluyt Society
Year Published: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Binding: Cloth
Edition: First Edition
Schuver was a Dutch explorer, who went south from Cairo in 1880, seeking a new route to East Africa. The Mahdist revolt in Sudan forced him into the hills of the upper Blue Nile and the Eastern watershed of the White Nile. At the middle of 1883 he took a steamer up the White Nile. Ignoring advice not to travel further overland, he was murdered just a few days into western Dinka trbal country. An edited German edition was published in 1883, but the family provided the original manuscripts to the editors, Wendy James, Gerd Baumann and Douglas Johnson. This is the first editio in English, and a much fuller account, also drawing on Schuver letters and manuscripts, than the first German account. Several interesting appendices and an admirable 15 page bibliography. Slight rubs to the dustjacket, but no tears, protected in a clear, mylar sleeve.
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