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Lock & Whitfield
Captain Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
3,5 x 4,5 in / 90 x 115 mm (ca)
Eastern Window (Jan van der Wal)
Courtesy of Jan van der Wal (var5-05)
English explorer, author and linguist. Explored together with Richard Speke Africa where they discovered Lake Tanganyika. Served in the army of the East India Company and later in the Crimea. As consul for the British Foreign Office he was sent to a.o. Brasil and Syria. Two titles of books by him are "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah" and "Falconry in the Valley of the Indus"