London: Chapmans, 1991. Map. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, black cloth with gold lettering on spine, archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) colorful images from a Gambian batik, illustrated with a double-spread B&W map and a few in-text decorations, xvii, [xviii] + 251 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #6982
Peter Hudson (born 1954) has written several insightful and well received travel books based upon his extensive journeys.
In this book, Hudson retraces the dangerous journeys of Mungo Park (1771 – 1806) a Scottish explorer of West Africa. After an exploration of the upper Niger River around 1796, he wrote an influential travel book titled Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa in which he theorized the Niger and Congo merged to become the same river. He was killed during a second expedition. In fact, they are two rivers.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: Tight, bright, clean copy; no foxing. Dust jacket (unclipped) is bright with minimal wear. No remainder marks.