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Grogan (E.S.) & Sharp (A.H.)


The first traverse of Africa from South to North

Published: London, 1900

Stock Number: #1260/1

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377 pages, 8vo (245 x 185 mm), frontispiece portrait of Grogan, 1 colour plate, 113 full-page plates from drawings by A.D. McCormick and photographs, 2 colour folding maps, original pictorial cloth, neatly recased, top edge gilt, a very good copy

Czech (Kenneth) ANANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AFRICAN BIG GAME HUNTING BOOKS 1785 - 1999 page 114.Grogan and Sharp embarked on one of the most perilous treks in Africa from the Cape of Good Hope to Cairo,Egypt on foot, establishing that Africa could ostensibly be crossed by a railway .they travelled to the Zambesi, then through the lake districts of Central Africa, on to the Upper Nile, to Khartoum and on to Cairo. Marching up the Pungwe, the party hunted buffalo and lion. On the Chiperoni, they bagged sable and rhinoceros, while in the Rusisi Valley near Lake Tanganika and in the Rutchuru Valley, elephant were stalked . Near Lake Albert , the pair succeeded in bagging several elephants. Gorgan ran into particular difficulty with the Dinkas and Nuers in the upper reaches of the Nile before finally making his way to Cairo. The illustrations are stunning, as is the elaborate pictorial binding. An excellent work of sporting adventures and exploration.