Auction 169, Lot 737

"A Map of the Albert N'yanza and of the Routes Leading to Its Discovery in 1864", Royal Geographical Society

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1866 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 19.1 inches
33.3 x 48.5 cm

This detailed map shows the route of Samuel Baker into the interior of Africa. While fellow explorer Captain J.H. Speke was the first European to see Lake Victoria in 1858, Baker was the first to witness Lake Albert on March 16, 1864. These two lakes together form the primary sources of the Nile River. Baker would later be named the Governor of the Equatorial Nile Basin in 1869.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a hint of toning along the fold lines and a binding trim at right.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2018