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David Livingstone (1813-1873), Scottish missionary and explorer of Africa. His career can be split into four distinct parts: the early missionary explorations during which he travelled into the Kalahari region, discovered Lake Ngami, and demonstrated that the Kalahari could be crossed by oxen and wagons (1841-1849); the expedition from Angola to Mozambique during which he discovered and named the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River (1850-1856); the explorations along the Zambezi River (1858-1864); and his unsuccessful search for the source of the Nile River during which he disappeared but was found in 1871 by Henry Morton Stanley on Lake Tanganyika (1866-1873).
The Royal Atlas of Modern Geographyby Alexander Keith Johnston. Map 37 shows pencil annotations made by David Livingstone showing his route westwards from the coast and south of Lake Tanganyika.
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Listed as no. 26 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).
Livingstone | David | 1813-1873 | African Missionary Consul and Explorer
Johnston | Alexander Keith | 1804-1871 | Geographer
Explorers | Africa | 19th century
Maps | Africa