Royal Geographic Society South Africa Exploration 1881 Stanford periodical mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Royal Geographic Society, Sciences).
Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society and Monthly Record of Geography.
Published January, 1881, London by Edward Stanford.
Page count starts p. 1 ends with p. 64. Text in English. Folding map(s) at rear as issued (appear unopened although paper is quite brittle).
Contents include: "On temperate South Africa," by the Right Hon. Sir Bartle Frere; "Brief account of recent journeys in the interior of Congo," by Rev. T. J. Comber; "Notes of a journey from Lagos up the river Niger to Bida, the capital of Nupe and Illorin in the Yoruba country, 1879-80," by Rev. John Milum; Final report of the executive committee of the African Exploration Fund.
2 folding color Maps include: Temperate South Africa, neighborhood of St. Salvador (Congo), and Okavango River.
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.