Lot 278Mid - 19th Century Newspaper Selection to include...

Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am



Mid - 19th Century Newspaper Selection to include 1832 The Saturday Magazine 24 Nov, 1834 Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal 22 Mar, and 2x 1834 The Mirror 24 and 31 May editions, contents relates to Richard Lander the African Traveller and varying expeditions with the intention of founding a trading settlement at the junction of the Niger and Benue rivers. However, the expedition encountered difficulties, many personnel died from fever and it failed to reach Bussa. While journeying upstream in a canoe, Lander was attacked by local people and wounded by a musket ball in his thigh, overall condition is good (4)

Guide Price: £45.00 - £55.00

(Not sold)

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