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Image from page 490 of “The Americana; a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world” (1908)
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Title: The Americana; a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Subjects: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Compiling Dept.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive
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f and Rcbmanndiscovered the snow-capped peaks of Kilima-Njaro and Kcnia, near the equator. In 1849Livingstone discovered Lake Ngami, in the heartof South Africa, at a distance of i.ooo milesfrom Cape Town. In the course of the nextseven years he extended his explorations to theUpper Zambesi, of which mighty stream hardlyanything had hitherto been known, followed itup, struck out west along the edge of the Kongobasin (a circumstance unknown to him), madehis way to the Portuguese possessions on theAtlantic, then, turning back, followed the Zam-besi down stream, discovered the Victoria Falls,the rival of Niagara, and came to the shores ofthe Indian Ocean. While Livingstone wasdrawing a luminous trail across South Africafrom sea to sea. Heinrich Barth was lifting theveil from the depths of the continent on theother side of the equator by his extraordinaryjourneys in the west half of the Sudan. In thesixth and seventh decades of the century largeaccessions were made to the knowledge of the
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