Cheesman was the H.M. Consul in North-west Abyssinia, and led this surveying expedition to Lake Tana in the course of which he became the first European to visit all the islands on Lake Tana. He also made the first journey from the Lake down the Blue Nile through entirely unexplored country to the furthest point reached by expeditions which had entered Abyssinia from the Sudan.
First edition. 8vo., xiv, 400pp., 48 photographic illustrations (including a folding panorama frontispiece), 2 folding maps and a plan, original green cloth gilt with pictorial design in gilt on upper board, original pictorial dust-wrapper, an excellent copy.
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