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In August 1874 an Anglo-American expedition
had set out under H.
M. Stanley to explore Central
Africa. Its basic purpose was to unite the fragmentary discoveries
into one complete whole, to finish Baker's
explorations and finally to take up the work which had been left incomp1ete
by Dr. Livingstone.
The expedition was successful and Stanley’s feat of navigating the Congo
for nine months from November 1876 to August 1877 caused the Geographical
Magazine to state that the achievement “places Mr. Stanley in the First
Rank among African Discoverers. To celebrate his return in early 1878
the ILN compiled a special number entitled
(Appendix List no. 7) which contains sketches and descriptions by Stanley himself and a detailed account of African travel by George Augustus Sala. The magazine appeared on February 6th, 1878. The pink wrapper shows Stanley standing in the prow of his boat ‘Lady Alice’ which is being rowed by natives down the Congo river. It contains 40 pages, measures 42 x 30 cm and cost one shilling next page >>