perfectlouse:

‘Plan von Timbuktu’, published in Petermann’s Geographische Mitteilungen (1855)
Rene Caillie was given 10,000 francs in 1828 for being the ‘first’ non-Muslim/Westerner to enter the city, disguising himself as a Muslim to do this safely (the guy before him was killed..)

perfectlouse:

‘Plan von Timbuktu’, published in Petermann’s Geographische Mitteilungen (1855)

Rene Caillie was given 10,000 francs in 1828 for being the ‘first’ non-Muslim/Westerner to enter the city, disguising himself as a Muslim to do this safely (the guy before him was killed..)