ANGOLA AND THE RIVER CONGO
ANGOLA AND THE RIVER CONGO

ANGOLA AND THE RIVER CONGO

(London: Macmillan, 1875).

RARE FIRST EDITION. Monteiro spent many years traveling the country between the Congo River and Mossamedes or Little Fish Bay, a region comprising ten degrees of latitude in tropical Africa (present-day Angola). He has written a complete description of his travels and explorations over many years in Africa. He covers the land between the River Zaire and Mossamedes and includes all aspects of his experiences including the salient aspects of native life, manners, and customs. The illustrations are particularly beautiful. A scarce work by this Portuguese explorer, and a difficult book to find in nice condition. Item #29011

2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with 16 handsome black and white illustrations from sketches and photographs, and a large folding map. Small, thick 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth gilt lettered and pictorially decorated on the spines, double black ruled frames enclosing gilt pictorial decorations on the upper covers. viii, 305,32 ads; iv, 340. A handsome set, externally still clean and bright and with unobtrusive evidence of library label removal, internally with some very minor foxing, lower hinge of volume two starting.

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