Africana. A distant journey into unknown lands.
The Paolo Bianchi collection of works on the exploration of Africa up to the year 1900.
London, Shapero Rare Books, 2014
Paolo Bianchi began as a collector of stamps and postal history which then led to the research of the history of Italian colonisation of Africa. This then inspired him to become a passionate bibliophile and start a collection of antiquarian books. He soon expanded his collection to cover the whole of Africa and the history of African exploration. This book includes nearly 400 items and highlights include such works as Angas' Kafirs Illustrated, 1849; Baines' Victoria Falls, 1865; and Samuel Daniell's African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope, 1804-05.
Large 4to. (33 x 26 cm). 511pp, profusely illustrated in colour, brown cloth gilt; pictorial dust-jacket. New.
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