The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu

By: Sattin, Anthony

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First American edition, First printing. No flaws or blemishes except for underlining, pen markings, pages. 262-272. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. --- Color illustrations, B/W maps. Includes end notes, bibliography, index, 382 pages. --- London, 1788: a group of British gentlemen, geographers, scholars, politicians, humanitarians, and traders, decide it is time to solve the mysteries of Africa's unknown interior regions. Inspired by the Enlightenment quest for knowledge, they consider it a slur on the age that the interior of Africa still remains a mystery, that maps of the "dark continent" are populated with mythical beasts, imaginary landmarks, and fabled empires. As well, they hoped that more accurate knowledge of Africa would aid in the abolition of the slave trade.

Title: The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu

Author Name: Sattin, Anthony

Categories: TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 2005

ISBN Number: 0312336438

ISBN Number 13: 9780312336431

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 007459