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Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa, 1880-1883 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Vol. 184)

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Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa, 1880-1883 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Vol. 184)

by Juan Maria Schuver; Wendy James (Editor); Gerd Baumann (Editor); Douglas Johnson (Editor)

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London: Hakluyt Society. 1996. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, vol. 184. Hardcover. First Edition. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of the sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in a Near Fine jacket. Mild rubbing/edgewear to jacket with an eighth-inch tear at the spine head. Not from a library. No remainder mark. cvii + 392 pages, 15 illustrations, 4 maps (2 in color).

Juan Maria Schuver was born to a wealthy Amsterdam business family in the mid-19th century. Established at a young age as a travel writer and reporter, he decided to embark on scientific exploration. Leaving Cairo at the turn of 1880-1881 he proceeded up the Blue Nile, intending to find a new route through to the East African coast. This ambition was frustrated, mainly because of local political turbulence following the Mahdist challenge to the Sudanese government and internal stirrings in Abyssinia. As a result, Schuver remained for the better part of two years in the hills of the upper Blue Nile and the eastern watershed of the White Nile basin. He wrote lively accounts of these regions and his encounters with the local people. He had to return to Khartoum at the end of 1882, but took a steamer up the White Nile in the middle of 1883. He ignored advice not to travel further southwards overland and was murdered a few days into western Dinka country. Schuver had planned books in both English and French on his explorations in the country 'Between the Two Niles'. The only version which saw publication was an edited German translation, prepared by Petermann's Mitteilungen as a special issue in 1883. A combination of chance, the editors' interest in the region, and the collaboration of the Schuver family led to the re-discovery of the original manuscripts. The present volume offers the full English accounts supplemented by passages from the author's French revisions, and also draws on other drafts and letters, to give for the first time a full picture of Schuver's African travels.

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Title
Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa, 1880-1883 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Vol. 184)
Author
Juan Maria Schuver; Wendy James (Editor); Gerd Baumann (Editor); Douglas Johnson (Editor)
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Hardcover
Book condition
new As New
Jacket condition
Near Fine
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
090418045X
ISBN 13
9780904180459
Publisher
Hakluyt Society
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
June 1996
Keywords
Schuver, explorers, exploration, history, journeys, travel, travelogue, Abyssinia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; Exploration, Expeditions, and Discoveries; History; Hakluyt Society; Middle East; Britain;
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8vo

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