Highly detailed map of Mozambique and the eastern part of Malawi, showing the route of H.E. O'Neill to Lake Kilwa (Lake Chilwa).
The map extends from the Nacala Porto and Mozambique City area of the Coastline to Lake Chilwa, Lake Malombe, Lake Chiuta and the southern part of Lake Malawi, showing O'Neill's routes in 1883 and 1884 to and from the region.
Henry Edward O'Neill FRGS, FRAS, RN, (1848-1925) was a Royal Navy officer and British explorer of central Africa. He served as Britain's consul to Mozambique. O'Neill was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Royal Geographical Society, as well as an Honorary Corresponding Member of the Scottish Geographical Society. In 1885, he received the Royal Geographical Society Gold Medal for his report, which was published in 1885, Journey from Mozambique to Lake Shirwa, and discovery of Lake Amaramba, and Astronomical observations between Mozambique coast and lake Nyassa. His narrative of first encounter in 1882 with residents of the plateau south of Mozambique's Ruvuma Region was the earliest written record on the area.