Featured Lake Ngami Print
David Livingstone discovering Lake Ngami, Botswana, 1 August 1849 (1857). Artist: Unknown
David Livingstone discovering Lake Ngami, Botswana, 1 August 1849 (1857). Livingstone, (1813-1873) Scottish missionary and African explorer, on the shore of the lake with members of his expedition and his wife and family. Engraving after a drawing made on the spot by Alfred Ryder. Livingstone (1813-1873) was the first European to discover the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi river in central Africa. While searching for the source of the Nile in the late 1860s he became seriously ill and went missing. Although he was found, by Henry Morton Stanley in 1871, Livingstone never fully recovered from his illness and died in Bangwelulu, Zambia. From Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa by David Livingstone. (London, 1857).
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