Missions to The Niger, I. The Journal of Friedrich Hornemann’s Travels from Cairo to Murzuk in the Years 1979-98. The Letters of Major Alexander Gordon Laing 1824-26.

Lang, Major Alexander Gordon. / E. W. Bovill (Editor).

Book ID: 15817


8vo. xi, [2], 406 pp., frontis portrait, 3 b/w plates, 6 maps, original blue cloth in lightly faded d/w, gilt, published for The Hakluyt Society, Second Series No. CXXIII, Cambridge University Press, 1964.


This is the first of several volumes on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mingo Park. It begins with the travels of Friedrich Hornemann and then leaps a quarter of a century to the great journey of Alexander Gordon Laing. The volume consists of an edited text of Hornemann’s journal of his travels from Cairo to Murzuk between 1797 and 1798 together with an introduction by Mr Bovill.

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