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Village in Manyuema

Across Africa

By Verney Lovett Cameron. London: Daldy, Isbister & Co, 1877.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art

Verney Cameron, author of this book, was the first European to cross Equatorial Africa, coast to coast and mostly on foot.  His original mission was to search for the missing explorer David Livingstone, but soon after leaving Zanzibar (an island off Africa’s east coast) early in 1873, he learned that the great man had died. Curiosity drove him on; nearly three years later, he emerged on Africa’s west coast, in Angola, sick and exhausted but with a fabulous story to tell.  His journal includes detailed social, ethnological, and geographical observations and an important... Read More
Cameron's camp at Lupanda

Across Africa

By Verney Lovett Cameron. London: Daldy, Isbister & Co, 1877.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art

Verney Lowett Cameron, author of this account, was the first European to cross Equatorial Africa, coast to coast and mostly on foot.  His original mission was to search for the missing explorer David Livingstone, but soon after leaving Zanzibar (an island off Africa’s east coast) early in 1873, he learned that the great man had died. Curiosity drove him on; nearly three years later, he emerged on Africa’s west coast, in Angola, sick and exhausted but with a fabulous story to tell. His journal includes detailed social, ethnological, and geographical observations and an... Read More
A signare, or woman of color in St. Louis, Senegal

The World in Miniature Africa Vol.1-2

By Frederic Shoberl. London : R. Ackermann, 1821.: London : R. Ackermann, 1821.
Adoption Amount: $400   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art

This little 19th-century gem, The World in Miniature: Africa, was written to satisfy the curiosity of the British public about unknown Africa.  Based on eye-witness accounts written by the Scottish explorer Mungo Park, who died in West Africa in 1806, the fifty-three chapters cover a wide range of topics: Geography, natural history, ethnicity, types of government, systems of justice, arts and crafts, warfare, food, women, and slavery. The most engaging features in these tiny tomes are the forty-five hand-colored engravings and two maps. Read More

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