Into Africa

Format
EBook
Pages
130
ID
B01C8V61R4

When the explorer René Caillié returned to France from Africa in 1828, he published a sketch of the legendary city he had discovered -
Timbuctoo. But neither that simple drawing nor his matter-of-fact description gave Caillié's countrymen a sufficiently colorful picture to
match their preconceptions of how Africa should look. They turned their backs on the young explorer, ignored his accomplishments, and
let him die neglected.
Here are the epic adventures of the European explorers who opened Africa – from Mongo Park and Vasco da Gama to Francis Burton and
David Livingstone and Henry Stanley.