Mebold’s Welt-Gemälde Gallerie. Afrika Egipten.

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Mebold’s Welt-Gemälde Gallerie. Afrika Egipten.


Travelogue of Africa. Egipts. World Picture Gallery or History and Description of all Countries and Peoples, their Religions, Customs, Traditions etc. With many pictorial representations of locations of important places, old and new monuments, costumes, implements, art objects, various other objects and maps. Egypt on 793 pages incl. index, an overview of the illustrations (92 pieces) and a folding map of Egypt. The islands of Madagascar, Bourbon and Mauritius on 67 pages with an illustration of various inhabitants. Abyssinia on 56 pages with 12 illustrations. Algiers on 36 pages with 8 illustrations. Partly browned views. Very decorative binding.


c. 1840


Schweizerbart E. (1826-)

E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung was founded by Emanuel Schweizerbart in 1826 to publish a historical work. After a short time, the program was transformed to focus on the publication of scientific journals, textbooks, textbooks and scientific monographs, mainly in the fields of earth sciences, environmental sciences, aquatic ecology, anthropology, medicine, zoology and plant sciences.Gebr. Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung was founded by J. Nicolovius in Königsberg, Prussia in 1790. Gebr. Borntraeger has an active publishing program in earth, plant and environmental sciences. Later the publishing house moved to Berlin until 1968 when it became a sister publishing house of E. Schweizerbart and moved its business operations to Stuttgart.

Historical Description

According to the "Out-of-Africa theory", Africa is considered the "cradle of mankind", where homo development led to the development of the anatomically modern human Homo sapiens. One of the earliest advanced civilizations in mankind was formed in ancient Egypt. Over the millennia, various "great empires" such as the Empire of Abyssinia emerged on the continent. There were other kingdoms in West Africa, such as the Ashanti and Haussa, but they emerged much later. There were also some important cultures in East and South Africa, as in the area of today's Sudan, then called Nubia or Kush. Nubian pharaohs ruled all of Egypt for a dynasty. For example, the inhabitants of Greater Zimbabwe were important cultures in southern Africa. This stone castle was architecturally a masterpiece at that time and important for trade between the peoples of the south and east. The Swahili were known in East Africa.North Africa was connected to Europe and the Near East by the Mediterranean rather than separated. Carthage, a foundation of the Phoenicians in what is now Tunisia, was around the middle of the 1st millennium BC. The dominant power in the western Mediterranean until it was replaced by Rome in the Punic Wars. This prevailed from 30 BC. BC (conquest of Egypt) over all of North Africa. Even the ancient Egyptians (Queen Hatshepsut) made trips to Punt, probably in what is now Somalia. The kingdom of the Queen of Sheba, which probably had its center in southern Arabia, is said to have spanned parts of the Horn from Africa to the north of Ethiopia.

Place of Publication Stuttgart
Dimensions (cm)22 x 14,5 cm
ConditionBinding in hardcover with leather embossed in gold
TechniqueFeather Lithography


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