Paris: Hachette, 1866. Illustrations by Bayard, de Bar. A Very Good Hardcover.
Red decorated leather spine to red buckram boards. Text in French. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; , 580 pages Illustrated with 47 engravings and 4 folding maps attached at the rear. All edges gilt. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning with scattered foxing. Moderate shelf handling wear with repaired lower corners.
Four-fold-out maps out of the text engraved by Erhard after Alexandre Vuillemin's drawings attached at the end. 47 engraved illustrations after drawings by Bayard, de Bar, Dr. Livingstone, de Neuville, Riou etc., 26 of which are full-page plates out of the text.
Very Good / No Jacket. Item #014316
First French Edition of this important Livingstone report on the explorations of the Zambezi River and its tributaries.
Chronicles the second expedition sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society to document the exploitation of African resources.
Ref: Howgego L34 for the first English edition printed in 1865.