Mungo Park, a surgeon, was sent by the African Association to explore West Africa & open trade routes along the Niger River to the fabled, gold-rich Timbuctu.
His record of his travels brought a new image of Africa to the European public, though the continent claimed his life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 376 pages, 1 map, 1 port.
- Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/09/2003
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780907871040