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Société des sciences physiques, naturelles et climatologiques d’Alger. 19e réunion des délégués des Société savantes à la Sorbonne. Algérie, Tunisie et Afrique centrale. Création d’un service régulier de caravanes entre Djerba et le Centre de l’Afrique

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French Colonization of Tunisia
Trade with Central Africa
Algiers Imprint

 

[Society of Physical, Natural and Climatological Sciences of Algiers. 19th meeting of Members of Scientific Society at the Sorbonne. Algeria, Tunisia and Central Africa. Creation of a Regular Caravan Service Between Djerba and Central Africa].

 

A rare pamphlet in French language, printed in Algiers and published in 1881, in the year France took over Tunisia, includes a speech by captain Désiré Bordier, analyzing the strategic position of Tunisian coast and new paths to central Africa.

 

Small 8°, 25 pp., later spine (in a good condition with minor foxing).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This rare pamphlet, printed in Algiers, includes a speech by Désiré Bordier, a naval captain, who was also a member of the academy, Meteorological Society of Algiers, and various historical and geographical organizations.

In this speech Bordier discussed the most convenient routes to the interior of Africa from the coast of Tunisia, the country colonialized by France in the same year. As a starting point he suggests the island of Djerba and describes the most convenient routes to reach Sudan. Désiré Bordier calls France to take this new paths to increase its trade with the central Africa, as the their trade is momentarily significantly behind of that of England and Italy.

In the 1880s Bordier authored several other publications on Africa, its routes and monuments.

The pamphlet is very rare. We could only trace one example (Bibliothèque nationale de France).

References: OCLC 458640608.

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