In 1886, Edouard Foà was hired by the Marseilles-based colonial trading company of Mante, Régis et Borelli to manage a trading post in Porto-Novo, Dahomey. From 1886 to 1890, Foà explored the French colony of Dahomey (now known as Benin) and the neighboring countries around the Gulf of Guinea. The photographs in albums 1 and 2 were taken during these four years. Album 1 (102 photoprints) covers the modern nations of Benin, Ghana, Togo and Sierra Leone, and also contains ten images of the Canary Islands and Madeira. Album 2 (56 photoprints) includes Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Senegal, Liberia and Ghana. Albums 1 and 2 contain ethnographic portraits, views of colonial institutions and scenes of daily life in West Africa
The 94 verascope images of Africa taken by an unidentified French explorer cover the French protectorate of Niger, the British protectorate of Nigeria, and the French colony of Mali. Towns featured in this collection are Zaria, Zungeru, Baro, Lokoja, Timbuktu, Sabon n'Birni, Maradi, Zinder, Bida and Badegui
Caption title. Map: Explorers of Africa in modern times. Area explained chiely by British Travellers in tinted in red. Shows routes proposed for exploration. Includes inset map of "British Isles on the same scale as larger map of Africa" and inset map of "The African Lakes and parts of rivers first explored during the last 30 years are marked in red.".
The letters discuss botanical specimens from that area and include several botanical sketches by Grant. The letters refer to news of other African explorers. Grant reports on the publishing progress of his Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition. He commends the work of W. Fitch of Kew Gardens who prepared the illustrations. He reports on the exploration work of the Royal Geographical Society and many other matters of African interest
The papers consist of correspondence, research notes, bibliographies and photographs, principally relating to Edward Tabler's interest in the early history of South Africa and Rhodesia. Over half the letters to Tabler relate to his research and his correspondents include not only other scholars, but also the descendants of early explorers and settlers. These letters contain considerable substantive information, several illustrated with hand-drawn maps of southern Africa. Others discuss the political changes in Rhodesia (circa 1950-1970) from the point of view of the white minority. His research material includes typed transcriptions of nineteenth century South African diaries and manuscripts, his own notebooks and photographs, a bibliography of his writings, and biographical information.
Relief shown by shading and spot heights. Shows explorers' routes. Insets: Embouchure du Congo (carte annexe). Scale 1:1,500,000 -- Région entre Tchad et Nil. Scale 1:5,250,000. Accompanied by index: Carte du Congo français au 1/1.500.000e : notice et index alphabetique. Paris : Augustin Challamel, éditeur, 1895. 52 p. ; 25 cm. Loaned by the American Geographical Society to the Peace Conference at Versaille, 1918-1919
Illinois State Library - Gwendolyn Brooks Building
African explorers Martin and Osa Johnson, waiting at Municipal Airport, Springfield, Illinois, for weather to clear. The Johnsons were pioneering documentary filmmakers who explored Africa, Borneo and the South Seas, between 1920 and 1940. In 1932 the Johnsons learned to fly, and once they had their pilot's licenses they purchased two Sikorsky amphibious planes (one of which is pictured here.) Left to right: Elwood B. Cole (Secretary of the Illinois Aeronautics Commission), Martin Johnson, JosephineBresco (Mr. Cole's secretary) and Osa Johnson
This collection consists of two scrapbooks, compiled by Delia West Marble. One scrapbook relates to Arctic exploration from 1874 to 1884; the other to exploration in Africa from 1889 to 1890. Both scrapbooks in this collection mainly consist of newspaper clippings from the New York Herald. The scrapbook on Arctic exploration contains clippings pertaining to the geography of the North Pole and expeditions to that region, including those of explorers Isaac I. Hayes, Allen Young, John Franklin, Adolf E. Nordenskiöld, and Frederick Schwatka. The scrapbook on exploration in Africa largely focuses on the movements of Henry M. Stanley and Emin Pasha in East Africa
This collection is made up of four notebooks, several maps, photographs, and lantern slides of Mr. Glave's 1891 travels with Jack Dalton. Together they opened the "Dalton Trail" (Skagway to Kluane), and were successful in using pack horses in Alaska