CASATI, Gaetano.

Ten years in Equatoria


Ten years in Equatoria
and the return with Emin Pasha.
London, Warne, 1891.

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A beautifully bound example. The result of Casati’s 10-year exploration of the Welle basin, full of valuable scientific data regarding the flora and fauna of the region.

The Italian explorer Gaetano Casati’s (1838-1902) account of his adventures in southern Sudan; he set out for Sudan in 1879 at the request of the Milanese geographical journal L’Esploratore. An early European visitor to Azande and Mangbetu lands, Casati’s account greatly expanded contemporary European geographic and ethnographic knowledge of equatorial Africa. However, Ten Years in Equatoria also includes Casati’s reflections on various political conflicts, including Emin Pasha’s battle against Mahdist forces in Lado and Casati’s own run-in with King Kabarega of Unyoro.


First English edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxii, 376; xvi, 347 pp., illustrated with 4 folding maps, 60 full-page plates, some coloured or tinted, illustrations in the text, contemporary blue half morocco gilt by Tout & Son, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, a fine set.



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