Travels and Research Among the Lakes and Mountains of Eastern and Central Africa
- Publisher: John Murray London
- Our classification: Travel writing
- Reference: Mark Turner, Zanzibar FT 8 May 99
- Available from Abe Books (Jan 2008, $1350). Bookseller description:
Book Description: London: John Murray, 1879., 1879. Hardcover. 8vo. Pp. xxii, 417, . 14 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis. & portrait, 1 folding). 3 folding maps (1 coloured). Modern quarter calf, original black-stamped cloth from front cover bound in (folding plate with tattered margins & tears repaired - no loss, occasional foxing, a few faint markings on title). First Edition.
Elton was British Vice Consul at Zanzibar, 1873-75, and Consul at Mozambique from 1875 until his death, and was actively engaged in many expeditions for the suppression of the East African slave trade. The present account includes descriptions of his journey along the coast country between Dar-es-Salaam and Kilwa in 1875 and his 1877 expeditions from Mozambique to the Makua country, and to the Zambesi River and Lake Nyassa in search of a possible route from the north end of the lake to Kilwa. He died of malaria during the course of this last journey. The introductory chapter on Africa and the slave trade was written by Mr. Holmwood, assistant political agent at Zanzibar, while the prefatory memoir of Elton was written by Horace Waller.
Book ID 74
Elton, J.F. Travels and Research Among the Lakes and Mountains of Eastern and Central Africa, 1879
An artist could find genial occupation for years; . . .
Extract ID: 218
An artist could find genial occupation for years; but your matter-of-fact British Tourist would vote the place slow, and sigh for a future of broad streets and civilisation, broad cloth, bottled beer and blacking .... from such revilers of the picturesque I trust a kindly Providence may long deliver the quaint, queer rambling old Arab town of Zanzibar.
reference in Mark Turner, FT 8 May 99 article about Zanzibar