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The Resource Travels through the interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco : in Caffraria, the kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschako, Bahahara, Wangara, Haoussa, &c., &c., and thence through the desert of Sahara and the north of Barbary to Morocco, between the years 1781 and 1797, by Christian Frederick Damberger ; with a new map ; faithfully translated from the German

Travels through the interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco : in Caffraria, the kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschako, Bahahara, Wangara, Haoussa, &c., &c., and thence through the desert of Sahara and the north of Barbary to Morocco, between the years 1781 and 1797, by Christian Frederick Damberger ; with a new map ; faithfully translated from the German

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Travels through the interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco : in Caffraria, the kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschako, Bahahara, Wangara, Haoussa, &c., &c., and thence through the desert of Sahara and the north of Barbary to Morocco, between the years 1781 and 1797
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Travels through the interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco
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in Caffraria, the kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschako, Bahahara, Wangara, Haoussa, &c., &c., and thence through the desert of Sahara and the north of Barbary to Morocco, between the years 1781 and 1797
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by Christian Frederick Damberger ; with a new map ; faithfully translated from the German
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G560
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.T33 1801
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Travels through the interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco : in Caffraria, the kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschako, Bahahara, Wangara, Haoussa, &c., &c., and thence through the desert of Sahara and the north of Barbary to Morocco, between the years 1781 and 1797, by Christian Frederick Damberger ; with a new map ; faithfully translated from the German
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  • Christian Friedrich Damberger, whose real name was possibly Zacharias Taurinius, is the pseudonymous author of, or collaborator on, three cleverly contrived hoax narratives of travel, the first published under the name of Joseph Schrödter, the second under the name of Taurinius, and the third under the name of Damberger. The narrative of Schrödter, titled See- und Landreise nach Ostindien und Aegypten, is an account of travels undertaken in 1795-1799, largely in the Middle East, visiting Sinai, Gaza, Damascus, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and other places. The narrative of Taurinius, titled Beschreibung einiger See- und Landreisen nach Asien, Afrika und America, presents the author as a native of Cairo, born in 1758, the son of a Copt named Stirish, who travels via Constantinople to Riga and Nuremberg, then continues into India, Bengal, China and Japan, returning by way of Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope. The third excursion, titled Christian Friedrich Dambergers Landreise in das Innere von Afrika, proved immensely popular, not only in Germany but also in France and Great Britain. Damberger, who appears in the book as a Dutchman, sails from Amsterdam on 16 June 1781 and disembarks at the Cape of Good Hope on 19 September. After travelling some distance to the east he then heads due north into the country of the Hottentots and into 'Caffraria', a wooded country on what is now the borderland between South Africa and Botswana. Continuing north through Mataman, located around the headwaters of the Zambezi, he crosses the far interior of Angola and the lands of Matamba and Congo and arrives on the River Congo in Loango, some 300 kilometres from the coast. From here, around 5oS, he takes a long diversion eastward to arrive at the northern tip of a great lake whose situation approximates to that of Lake Tanganyika. Heading northwest, he passes through the kingdoms of Monoemugi (now eastern D.R.C.) and Muschako (now central D.R.C.) and crosses Africa into 'Soudan' in the region of Lake Chad. After following the supposed course of the Niger to the west, and arriving around Timbuktu, he strikes due north across the Sahara to around 32oN, then due westward to arrive on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Damberger's Landreise in das Innere von Afrika was so carefully crafted from the travels of authentic explorers, and so rich in plausible detail, that it was immediately accepted as a genuine narrative. First published at Leipzig in two volumes in 1801, it was translated into French and English the same year. So popular was the English edition that it appeared in no fewer than seven versions in its first year, two of them printed in the United States; all description from the article by R.J. Howgego, "Schrödter (Shoe-Maker), Taurinius (Printer), Damberger (Cabinet-Maker): One Author, Three Travel Books," posted on the website of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) https://www.ilab.org/articles/schrodter-shoe-maker-taurinius-printer-damberger-cabinet-maker-one-author-three-travel
  • A different translation from the edition printed for William Durrell, no. 106, Maiden-Lane in the same year [1801], with slightly different title "Travels in the interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco, from the years 1781 to 1797: through Caffraria, the kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschato, &c.: likewise across the great desert of Sahara and the northern parts of Barbary / translated from the German of Christian Frederick Damberger."
  • Bound in at end is a large folded engraved map with title "Map of Africa for C.F. Damberger's Travels: from Rennell's last map of North Africa, Forster's map of South Africa, Arrowsmith's maps of the world, and likewise Danville's & Vaugondy's &c. by C.F. Goldbach."
  • "The translator's preface" is Dec. 13, 1800 in London.
  • "Of the construction of the map" (pages 51[6]-523) is signed: C.F. Goldbach, and dated the 11th of October, 1800 in Leipzic
  • Translation of Landreise in das Innere von Afrika
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21 cm
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[xxiv, 523 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates
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Spec. Coll. copy: complete, with map. Contemporary half binding of dark green leather and green and tan marbled paper boards; brown endpapers; edges sprinkled brown. Embossed bookseller's stamp on front endleaf of G. & G.H. Tilden Booksellers and Stationers, Keene, N.H. Gift, 2018.
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1 map (engraving)
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  • (OCoLC)03665590
  • ucoclc3665590
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Travels through the interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco : in Caffraria, the kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschako, Bahahara, Wangara, Haoussa, &c., &c., and thence through the desert of Sahara and the north of Barbary to Morocco, between the years 1781 and 1797, by Christian Frederick Damberger ; with a new map ; faithfully translated from the German
Publication
Manufacture
Note
  • Christian Friedrich Damberger, whose real name was possibly Zacharias Taurinius, is the pseudonymous author of, or collaborator on, three cleverly contrived hoax narratives of travel, the first published under the name of Joseph Schrödter, the second under the name of Taurinius, and the third under the name of Damberger. The narrative of Schrödter, titled See- und Landreise nach Ostindien und Aegypten, is an account of travels undertaken in 1795-1799, largely in the Middle East, visiting Sinai, Gaza, Damascus, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and other places. The narrative of Taurinius, titled Beschreibung einiger See- und Landreisen nach Asien, Afrika und America, presents the author as a native of Cairo, born in 1758, the son of a Copt named Stirish, who travels via Constantinople to Riga and Nuremberg, then continues into India, Bengal, China and Japan, returning by way of Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope. The third excursion, titled Christian Friedrich Dambergers Landreise in das Innere von Afrika, proved immensely popular, not only in Germany but also in France and Great Britain. Damberger, who appears in the book as a Dutchman, sails from Amsterdam on 16 June 1781 and disembarks at the Cape of Good Hope on 19 September. After travelling some distance to the east he then heads due north into the country of the Hottentots and into 'Caffraria', a wooded country on what is now the borderland between South Africa and Botswana. Continuing north through Mataman, located around the headwaters of the Zambezi, he crosses the far interior of Angola and the lands of Matamba and Congo and arrives on the River Congo in Loango, some 300 kilometres from the coast. From here, around 5oS, he takes a long diversion eastward to arrive at the northern tip of a great lake whose situation approximates to that of Lake Tanganyika. Heading northwest, he passes through the kingdoms of Monoemugi (now eastern D.R.C.) and Muschako (now central D.R.C.) and crosses Africa into 'Soudan' in the region of Lake Chad. After following the supposed course of the Niger to the west, and arriving around Timbuktu, he strikes due north across the Sahara to around 32oN, then due westward to arrive on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Damberger's Landreise in das Innere von Afrika was so carefully crafted from the travels of authentic explorers, and so rich in plausible detail, that it was immediately accepted as a genuine narrative. First published at Leipzig in two volumes in 1801, it was translated into French and English the same year. So popular was the English edition that it appeared in no fewer than seven versions in its first year, two of them printed in the United States; all description from the article by R.J. Howgego, "Schrödter (Shoe-Maker), Taurinius (Printer), Damberger (Cabinet-Maker): One Author, Three Travel Books," posted on the website of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) https://www.ilab.org/articles/schrodter-shoe-maker-taurinius-printer-damberger-cabinet-maker-one-author-three-travel
  • A different translation from the edition printed for William Durrell, no. 106, Maiden-Lane in the same year [1801], with slightly different title "Travels in the interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco, from the years 1781 to 1797: through Caffraria, the kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschato, &c.: likewise across the great desert of Sahara and the northern parts of Barbary / translated from the German of Christian Frederick Damberger."
  • Bound in at end is a large folded engraved map with title "Map of Africa for C.F. Damberger's Travels: from Rennell's last map of North Africa, Forster's map of South Africa, Arrowsmith's maps of the world, and likewise Danville's & Vaugondy's &c. by C.F. Goldbach."
  • "The translator's preface" is Dec. 13, 1800 in London.
  • "Of the construction of the map" (pages 51[6]-523) is signed: C.F. Goldbach, and dated the 11th of October, 1800 in Leipzic
  • Translation of Landreise in das Innere von Afrika
Carrier category
volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
[xxiv, 523 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates
Lccn
05001441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: complete, with map. Contemporary half binding of dark green leather and green and tan marbled paper boards; brown endpapers; edges sprinkled brown. Embossed bookseller's stamp on front endleaf of G. & G.H. Tilden Booksellers and Stationers, Keene, N.H. Gift, 2018.
Other physical details
1 map (engraving)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03665590
  • ucoclc3665590

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