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The Race for Timbuktu: in Search of Africa's City of Gold

By: Kryza, Frank T

Price: $10.58

Publisher: New York, Ecco: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003479

In the first decades of the 19th century, no place burned more brightly in the imagination of European geographers - and fortune hunters - than the lost city of Timbuktu. Africa's legendary City of Gold, not visited by Europeans since the Middle Ages, held the promise of wealth and fame for the first explorer to make it there. In 1824, the French Geograhical Society offered a cash prize to the first expedition from any nation to visit Timbuktu and return to tell the tale... View more info