An attractive Ottoman translation of Georg Schweinfurth’s The Heart of Africa ; or, Three Years’ Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of the Centre of Africa. From 1868 to 1871, was published in Istanbul in 1875-76, only one year after the German edition. Also the folding map showcasing Schweinfurth’s travels, with original colour in outline, has been translated to Ottoman.
Schweinfurth was a Baltic-German botanist and ethnologist. In 1868 the Berlin-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation entrusted him a mission to the interior of East Africa. Schweinfurth published his travelogue with important discoveries, made between January 1869 and July 1870 a year after his return under a title Im Herzen von Afrika (first German Edition 1874; English edition, The Heart of Africa, 1873).
This is the first Ottoman translation, which was published in separate pamphlets in 1875 and 1876.
References: OCLC 603814018; Özege 19040.