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Lot 323: Africa.- Caillié (René) Journal d'un Voyage a Temboctou et a Jenné, Paris, 4 vol., 1830.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day Two

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16 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Africa.- Caillié (René) Journal d'un Voyage a Temboctou et a Jenné, 4 vol. including Atlas, first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece, 5 plates (1 folding) and large folding map, scattered spotting or foxing, contemporary tree calf or calf-backed boards, vol.1 restored at foot, spine ends and corners strengthened and repaired, 8vo, Paris, 1830. ⁂ The first account of Caillié's pioneering expedition to Timbuktu Caillié travelled alone and disguised in Arab clothing, arriving in Timbuktu in April, he stayed for 2 weeks before travelling across the Sahara to Tangiers. For becoming the first European to return alive for Timbuktu, Caillié claimed a 10,000 francs reward from the Société de Géographie in Paris.

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