A fine selection of Victorian books often including detailed maps and atlases, woodcuts and steel engravings, hand colored illustrations and tales of glory all written by famous explorers and simple travelers.
In the Victorian era, adventurers set forth to distant lands of legends to discover the treasures of antiquity, and reveal them to the world. Interior exploration dominated. The undiscovered Congo of Africa by Stanley and Livingston, the interior of Australia by Burke and Wells. The gold finds and the diamond mines.
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