|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.69(d)|
About the Author
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, author, translator, linguist, and orientalist. Though he published over forty books and countless articles during his life, only two were original works. He is best known for his translations, in particular his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and The Kama Sutra.
Table of ContentsVolume 1: Preface; 1. From Lagos to Abeokuta; 2. Entrée into Abeokuta; 3. Presented at Court; 4. Touching matters religious at Abeokuta; 5. The usual sketch - geographical and historical; 6. Our second visit to the King; 7. The King's return visit; 8. The de omnibus and cotton chapter. Volume 2: 9. Diplomacy; departure and return to Lagos; The Camaroons Mountains: 1. Preliminaries of exploration; 2. We encamp at 'Mann's Spring'; 3. First ascent of Pico Grande; 4. Subsequent ascents by Messrs. Calvo, Saker, and Mann; 5. The final ascent; 6. Return to Fernando Po; Appendices: 1. Mr. Grazilhier's description of the Ambozes Country; 2. Mr. Merrick's tour in West Africa; 3. Flora of the Camaroons Mountains, of Clarence Peak, Fernando Po, and of the Peak of San Thomé; 4. Notes on the fauna of the Camaroons Mountains; 5. Reports and letters touching Ambas Bay; 6. Meteorological observations; 7. Hypsometrical table.