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AFRICA TRAVELOUGE: افريقا سياحتنامه سى [Afrika Seyahatnâmesi / Africa Book of Travels, i. e. The Heart of Africa / Im Herzen von Afrika]

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A complete set of the contemporary Ottoman translations of Schweinfurth’s influential travelogue to Africa.

8°: 911 pp. with black and white illustrations, folding map, coloured in outline, one toned lithograph with hand coloured details, contemporary Ottoman black calf with gilt and debossed decoration (remboîtage in a contemporary Ottoman binding) (minor age-toning and foxing, holes in the map on the crossings of the folds, old small repaired tear in the inner part of the title page, binding with minor scratches,  otherwise in a good condition, later endpapers, bound together without wrappers).

 

 

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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.

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