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Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883 by  Gerd Baumann and Douglas Johnson Joannes (Juan) Maria Schuver  (1852-1883) edited by Wendy James - First - 1996 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS001970)

Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883

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Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883

by Joannes (Juan) Maria Schuver (1852-1883) edited by Wendy James, Gerd Baumann and Douglas Johnson

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090418045X
ISBN 13
9780904180459
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xciii+379 pages 14 plates including frontispiece, 4 maps (2 in color), appendices, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt sailing ship Victoria to front cover. in original jacket. Laid in Annual Report and text of the talk by Wendy James on "Re-discovering Schuver's Africa" 32 pages with map and photographs, with statement of accounts and obituary of Terence E Armstrong. Octavo issued in wrappers.Foreword by Jan Schuver. Second Series, volume 184. First edition.

Juan Maria Schuver was born to a wealthy Amsterdam business family in the mid-nineteenth century. Established young 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 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. Somewhat impatiently, he ignored advice not to travel further southwards overland, and was murdered, a few days into western Dinka country. Schuver had planned books both in English and French on his explorations in the country "Between 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 present 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 revision, 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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Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883
Author
Joannes (Juan) Maria Schuver (1852-1883) edited by Wendy James, Gerd Baumann and Douglas Johnson
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
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Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
090418045X
ISBN 13
9780904180459
Publisher
Hakluyt Society
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1996
Keywords
AFRICA
Bookseller catalogs
Exploration;
Size
Octavo

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