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Our knowledge of the geography and peoples of Africa has grown very rapidly during the past thirty years, and is growing still. Probably no portion of the world has been made the subject of so many books in so short a time; and these, added to the records of earlier explorers, constitute a literature of such dimensions that only those readers who have abundant leisure, and who are conversant with at least three languages, can hope to become familiar with it. And yet nearly every intelligent reader, especially when any new book of African travel has attracted his attention, desires to have a distinct and definite conception of what has been accomplished, and of what remains to be accomplished, in the way of discovery; it is impossible, for instance, for any one to grasp the really important facts in Dr. Schweinfurth's great work, or in Livingstone's recently published "Journals," without knowing just how far the discoveries therein recorded supplement those of other explorers, and what relation they bear to the existing body of geographical and ethnographical knowledge. To supply such information is the object of the present work. If its execution corresponds with its plan, the reader will find here a record of explorations in Africa from the time of the Phœnicians to the death of Livingstone, comprehensive enough to put him in possession of all the essential facts and successive steps in the opening of that mysterious continent, and at the same time detailed enough to give him a fair conception of the work performed by each of the more prominent individual explorers.

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