Title: Travels in Nubia. Published by the ...
Publisher: John Murray, London
Publication Date: 1819
Book Condition: Very Good
xcii, 543,  pp. With frontispiece portrait, 3 maps (2 folding - one of which is linen backed and has three small worm-holes), some engravings in the text. Large 4to. Fine contemporary green half morocco binding with marbled endpapers and with spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt decorations and lettering. All edges gilt. Pages only very slightly browned and foxed. Some slight marginal worm-holes in the final four leaves of the appendices, not affecting the text. Prefaced with a 92-page 'Memoir on the Life and Travels of John Lewis Burckhardt' by the editor Leake, followed by Burckhardt's 'Journey along the Banks of the Nile, from Assouan to Mahass, on the Frontiers of Dongola' and 'Description of a Journey from Upper Egypt through the Deserts of Nubia to Berber and Suakin, and from thence to Djidda in Arabia', with Vocabularies and a Translation of Notices on Nubia in Makrizi's Description of Egypt. 3 appendices. Johann Ludwig Burckhardt was a Swiss explorer famous for his re-discovery of the lost ancient city of Petra in Jordan and the first European to visit Darfour. A beautiful copy with full margins.