Captain Elton’s Original Map of Route from North of Lake to Ujiji Round

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The hand drawn map details the track of Captain Elton’s route through the region north of Lake Nyasa, from November 24 - December 9, 1877. The route is picked out in red ink, with pencil grid with longitude and latitude scale on the right and lower margins. Locations include the Southern Highlands of Tanzania between Lake Nyasa and the Kasogo River, the route occasionally annotated with dates and elevations, descriptions of surrounding terrain and vegetation.

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  • Nyasa, Lake
  • Tanzania
  • Ujiji


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Collection name

Russell E. Train Africana Collection, 1663-1996, Smithsonian Institution Library, c. 1894-1939

Physical Description

1 map

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Cullman Library


Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History