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BROWNE, WILLIAM GEORGE. - Travels in Africa, Egypt and Syria, from the year 1792 to 1798. 2nd edition, enlarged.

Title: Travels in Africa, Egypt and Syria, from the year 1792 to 1798. 2nd edition, enlarged.
Description: London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806.4to. Later half calf, spine ribbed with black morocco title-label. With engraved frontispiece, engraved plan and 3 folding engraved maps (skilfully repaired). XXXV,632 pp.Second and best edition; first published in London in 1799. - 'This important work contains the earliest information in English about Darfur (Sudan). Browne, inspired by Bruce's travels, went to Egypt in 1792 hoping to explore the oases in the eastern Sahara and to journey to the source of the White Nile. He reached El Fashur in Darfur and was the first Englishman to explore the temple of Jupiter Ammon at the Oasis of Siwa. Browne was the first European to describe Darfur, which he reached with a Sudanese caravan in 1793. He was imprisoned there by the Sultan of Darfur. In 1796 he reached Egypt again by caravan and eventually returned to England via Syria and Constantinople' (Blackmer 219). Browne gives detailed descriptions of the cities he visits, as well as the history of Cairo and Egypt under the Arabs. He was murdered by Kurdish bandits in 1813 at the age of forty-five. 'His description of Egypt is considered one of the best of the period' (Howgego p.153). - (Age-browned).Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.91; Gay 43; Scheybeler, Paolo Bianchi Collection, 67.

Keywords: Africa Egypt Middle East Sudan Syria

Price: EUR 935.00 = appr. US$ 1016.20 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 1108