Plan of two attempts to arrive at the source of the Nile by James Bruce 1804 map

Plan of two attempts to arrive at the source of the Nile by James Bruce 1804 map

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Price £374.00

To My Worthy and Learned friend The Honourable Daines Barrington This plan of two attempts to arrive at the source of the Nile is dedicated by his most Obliged and faithful Humble servant James Bruce [Lake Tana] by James Bruce (1804). Antique early 19th century hand coloured map, 54.5 x 33.0cm, 21.5 x 13 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

James Bruce was a Scottish traveller who confirmed the source of the Blue Nile. This map shows his routes taken to the source which is shown bottom left. On his return to London in 1774 his account, published by James Boswell in the London Magazine, was met with incredulity. Offended, he retired and did not publish his own account until 1790 upon the urging of his friend Barrington to whom the map is dedicated. This map was published within his 'Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile'. The accuracy of his account has since been established

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: To My Worthy and Learned friend The Honourable Daines Barrington This plan of two attempts to arrive at the source of the Nile is dedicated by his most Obliged and faithful Humble servant James Bruce [Lake Tana]

James Bruce was a Scottish traveller who confirmed the source of the Blue Nile. This map shows his routes taken to the source which is shown bottom left. On his return to London in 1774 his account, published by James Boswell in the London Magazine, was met with incredulity. Offended, he retired and did not publish his own account until 1790 upon the urging of his friend Barrington to whom the map is dedicated. This map was published within his 'Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile'. The accuracy of his account has since been established

DATE PRINTED: 1804    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 54.5 x 33.0cm, 21.5 x 13 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique early 19th century hand coloured map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: James Bruce

PROVENANCE: "Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 and 1773" by James Bruce of Kinnaird, Edinburgh. Second edition

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