C1850

Dr. H.Barth’s Travels in North and Central Africa. Map of the Route from Tripoli to Murzuk 24 MArch to 6 May 1850

Mapmaker:

A.H. Petermann (1822 - 1898)

Heinrich Barth 1821-1865 Was a German explorer. After studying Arabic in London he set out on his travels in 1845. He acted for the British Foreign Office in 1850. Barth is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Dr. H.Barth’s Travels in North and Central Africa. Map of the Route from Tripoli to Murzuk 24 MArch to 6 May 1850

Date:

C1850

Mapmaker:

A.H. Petermann (1822 - 1898)

Engraver:

Edward Weller 

Condition:

Relined, folds as issued

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 805mm
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Dr. H.Barth's Travels in North and Central Africa. Map of the Route from Tripoli to Murzuk 24 MArch to 6 May 1850 - Antique Map from 1850

Genuine antique
dated:

1850

Description:

Heinrich Barth 1821-1865

Was a German explorer. After studying Arabic in London he set out on his travels in 1845. He acted for the British Foreign Office in 1850. Barth is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa. From Tangier Barth made his way overland throughout the length of North Africa. He also travelled through Egypt, ascending the Nile to Wadi Halfa and crossing the desert to Berenice. At the instance of Bunsen, the Prussian Ambassador to Westminster, and other scientists like Alexander von Humboldt, Barth, and Adolf Overweg, a Prussian astronomer, were appointed colleagues of James Richardson, an explorer of the Sahara who had been selected by the British government to open up commercial relations with the states of the central and western Sudan. The party left Tripoli early in 1850, but the deaths of Richardson (March 1851) and Overweg (September 1852) left Barth to carry on the mission alone. Dr. Barth was the first European to visit Adamawa in 1851.

Mapmaker:

Heinrich Barth (1821-1865 )

Was a German explorer. After studying Arabic in London he set out on his travels in 1845. He acted for the British Foreign Office in 1850. Barth is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa. From Tangiers, Barth made his way overland throughout the length of North Africa. He also travelled through Egypt, ascending the Nile to Wadi Halfa and crossing the desert to Berenice. At the instance of Bunsen, the Prussian Ambassador to Westminster, and other scientists like Alexander von Humboldt, Barth, and Adolf Overweg, a Prussian astronomer, were appointed colleagues of James Richardson, an explorer of the Sahara who had been selected by the British government to open up commercial relations with the states of the central and western Sudan. The party left Tripoli early in 1850, but the deaths of Richardson (March 1851) and Overweg (September 1852) left Barth to carry on the mission alone. Dr. Barth was the first European to visit Adamawa in 1851.

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