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Africa.- Lyon (Capt. George Francis) A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, first edition, folding engraved map and 17 hand-coloured lithograph plates, occasional offsestting, contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt but faded, lower cover partially sunned, upper cover slightly scratched, [Abbey, Travel 304; Blackmer 1044], 4to, 1821.

⁂ Accompanied by Joseph Ritchie, Lyon left Tripoli to discover the source of the Niger river. They travelled disguised as Muslims but at Murzuq, the capital of Fezzan, Ritchie fell ill and died.

Full Lot Details

Africa.- Lyon (Capt. George Francis) A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, first edition, folding engraved map and 17 hand-coloured lithograph plates, occasional offsestting, contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt but faded, lower cover partially sunned, upper cover slightly scratched, [Abbey, Travel 304; Blackmer 1044], 4to, 1821.

⁂ Accompanied by Joseph Ritchie, Lyon left Tripoli to discover the source of the Niger river. They travelled disguised as Muslims but at Murzuq, the capital of Fezzan, Ritchie fell ill and died.