A Map of the Route of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition through Africa. 19th Century engraver.

A Map of the Route of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition through Africa.

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1890. Color lithograph map on wove paper. Mounted on linen support. 45 x 71 cm (sheet). Very Good. Vertical and horizontal folds. Light foxing. Some tears along sheet edges. Small hole in lower margin.

The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition of 1886 to 1889, was one of the last major European expeditions into the interior of Africa in the nineteenth century, ostensibly to the relief of Emin Pasha, General Charles Gordon's besieged governor of Equatoria, threatened by Mahdist forces. The expedition was led by Henry Morton Stanley and came to be both celebrated for its ambition in crossing "darkest Africa", and notorious for the deaths of so many of its members and the disease unwittingly left in its wake.

The map shows boundary of free trade area in the south. Item #17-6787

Price: $65.00

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