By RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER. In three volumes, THIS IS VOLUME I. Published John Murray, Albemarle street London, 1832. Printed by William Clowes, Stamford st London. 272 pages in very good clean condition.
A little yellowing on map and adjoining page, and page where other map was. Missing the map of the course of the quorra.That was opposite page 1. Contains nice frontispiece illustration portrait of Richard Lander, and the small map of the Quorra in the introduction. Cover has wear, corners worn, edge wear. Spine covering is off, part of it remains.
Book measures 6 1/2" by 4". Richard Lemon Lander (8 February 1804 6 February 1834) was a Cornish. Thank you for looking at my listings.
Please look at the photographs to help determine the condition, and ask any questions if you need to know anything else. Lander was the son of a Truro. Born in the Daniell Arms. Lander's explorations began as an assistant to the Scottish.
On an expedition to Western Africa. Clapperton died in April 1827 near Sokoto. Leaving Lander as the only surviving European member of the expedition. He proceeded southeast before returning to Britain.
On 22 March, 1830 and followed the lower River Niger. They travelled back to Britain in 1831. Merchants, with the intention of founding a trading settlement at the junction of the Niger and Benue rivers. However, the expedition encountered difficulties, many personnel died from fever and it failed to reach Bussa.
While journeying upstream in a canoe, Lander was attacked by African tribesmen and wounded by a musket ball in his thigh. He managed to return to the coast, but died there from his injuries. In Truro, a monument to his memory by Cornish sculptor Neville Northey Burnard. Stands at the top of Lemon Street and one of the local secondary schools.
Is named in his honour. In 1832 he became the first winner of the Royal Geographical Society. Founder's Medal, "for important services in determining the course and termination of the Niger". PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY COLLECTION OF OTHER COOL STUFF I HAVE LISTED.
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