Madagascar Shaktu Valley Admiralty 1882 Stanford Geographical magazine w/ mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Royal Geographic Society, Sciences, Madagascar, Shaktu Valley).
Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society and Monthly Record of Geography.
Published September, 1882, London by Edward Stanford.
Page count starts p. 521 ends with p. 584. Text in English. Folding map(s) at rear as issued (appear unopened although paper is quite brittle).
Contents include: "Geographical excursions in South Central Madagascar," by Rev. William Deans Cowan, "Notes on the Shaktu Valley, Wazirstan," by Capt. G. F. Young, "Report on admiralty surveys for the year 1881," by the hydrographer, Capt. Sir Frederick J. O. Evans.
Maps include: South-Central Madagascar, Shaktu Valley.
Scarce late 19th century geographical periodical removed from bound volume (evidence visible along spine).
Original paper cover, lacking rear wrapper. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior clean, some pages loosened from old dried glue binding, light signs of use.
The periodical remains well preserved given the fragile nature. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. Uncommon 19th century scientific magazine in any condition.
Magazine Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W.
Map sheet measures 33" W x 24" H.