Professor Axelson outlines the main events in the Portuguese exploration of the coasts of South and East Africa. He writes of the founding of trading and marine stations, and of the early penetration by the Portuguese into the interior of the continent, up the Zambesi and into the lands of the “emperor” Monomotapa (Mwene Mutapa) in search of gold.
Hardcover book, boards blue cloth, with a dust wrapper. Book internally spotless, tight, clean and fresh, free from any ink inscriptions. Dust wrapper shelf worn and has a few nicks but covered in cellophane for extra protection, a very good copy. Pretty rare to find in this condition, and a first edition Pages 275 with maps and black and white photos. see OUR OWN photograph of the book for quality control.