Steven Noble created this cover illustration to represent the historical journey of Henry Morton Stanley’s search for Dr. Livingston. After setting out from Zanzibar in March 1871, Stanley led his caravan of nearly 2,000 men into the interior of Africa through a 700-mile (1,100 km) expedition through the tropical forest trekking through Victoria Falls. Nearly eight months passed—during which Stanley contracted dysentery, cerebral malaria and smallpox — before the expedition approached the village of Ujiji, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Sick and poverty-stricken, Livingstone had come to Ujiji that July after living for some time at the mercy of Arab slave traders. When Stanley’s caravan entered the village on October 27, flying the American flag, villagers crowded toward the new arrivals. Spotting a white man with a gray beard in the crowd, Stanley stepped toward him and stretched out his hand: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”. The illustration was hand-drawn in a scratchboard engraving style and colorized traditionally with watercolor pigments.