Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Jean-François de Laharpe, John Campbell, William Charles Baldwin, Orio Vergani
1994 / 232 PAGES.
The glories and evils of big-game hunting in the paradise of African fauna: the adventures (perhaps exaggerated) of the white hunters in the great Kalahari Desert.
A group of British explorers immersed in the uncontaminated nature of Southern Africa ready to go big-game hunting to satisfy the patrons of London salons, who were avid for animal hides and exquisite objects. Hordes of antelopes, zebras, elephants, quagga, ostriches, rhinoceroses, gnu, lions, hippopotami and baboons were the beasts from Bechuanaland that Europeans were most enthralled by throughout the 19th century. Between bizarre episodes and curious encounters with several indigenous peoples, the expedition of white hunters would face countless dangers and marvels in the savanna.