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Collection Level Description: The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography by A.K. Johnston containing a map annotated by David Livingstone

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.t.9
Title: The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography by A.K. Johnston containing a map annotated by David Livingstone
Dates of Creation: 1865
Extent: 1 volume
Name of Creator: David Livingstone

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

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).

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Livingstone | David | 1813-1873 | African Missionary Consul and Explorer

Johnston | Alexander Keith | 1804-1871 | Geographer

Explorers | Africa | 19th century

Maps | Africa

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12 January 2012