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Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo and Across the Great Desert to Morocco, Performed in the Years 1824-28: v. 1

Rene Caillie

ISBN 10: 1850771960 / ISBN 13: 9781850771968
Published by Darf Publishers Ltd
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Title: Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo ...

Publisher: Darf Publishers Ltd

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In the early decades of the nineteenth century European interest in Africa was reaching its height. Places such as Timbuctoo, seemingly as remote as the moon, were seen as vital links in the establishment of new trade routes to the African interior. In 1822 the Scottish explorer, Alexander Gordon Laing, was successful in reaching Timbuctoo but was murdered by Arabs, a fate awaiting any discovered Christian, infidel, traveller. In 1826 the Geographical Society of Paris offered a large prie for the first person to erach and successfully return from Timbuctoo. Rene Caillie, already familiar with trade in North Africa, took up the challenge and embarked upon a hazardous year-long journey, reaching the mysterious desert kingdom in April 1828. On his triumphant return Caillie published an account of his travels, a vivid picture of desert life, and of the Arabs and their customs. Originally published in 1830, and here republished in facsimile, this two-volume work is a classic among the works of early travellers. Caillie's eye for detail, along with his description of the perils of travel in a hostile world, provides a fascinating and exciting account of early exploration.

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