David Livingstone's hand-drawn map of Malawi's Lake Chilwa

From Face of Malawi Sat Dec 29 2012, 04:57:58

From the National Library of Scotland... This map of Lake Malawi (formerly Nyasa) was made around 1863 by Dr David Livingstone, the legendary 19th-century Scots missionary-explorer, and a key figure in the battle against slavery.... Livingstone drew his map during his ambitious government-funded expedition exhibition of 1859-63 which aimed to establish the navigability of the [...]

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