Quer durch Amerika / Photographische Originalaufnahmen der berühmtesten Naturwunder und Sehenswürdigkeiten von Nordamerika

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Article ID B0289


Quer durch Amerika / Photographische Originalaufnahmen der berühmtesten Naturwunder und Sehenswürdigkeiten von Nordamerika


Book with original photographs of the most famous natural wonders and sights of North America with explanatory text on 188 pages. From page 5 continuously to page 188 one illustration each of e. g.: New York City Hall; Fort Lee on the Hudson, New York; Faneuil-Hall, Boston; Parliament House in Quebec; Hamilton, Canada; Niagara Falls; City-Hall, Philadelphia; Capitol in Washington; Hot Springs, South Dakota; Salt-Lake-City, Utah and many more. Partially small tears, 4 pages with "scotch tape" stains.


ca. 1905



Historical Description

Under the discovery of Americans, we understand the first sighting of the continent by seafarers from the global civilization. Around 1000, the Vikings established a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland, now known as L'Anse aux Meadows. Speculations exist about other Old World discoveries of the New World, but none of these are generally or completely accepted by most scholars. Spain sponsored a major exploration led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492; it quickly led to extensive European colonization of the Americas. The Europeans brought Old World diseases which are thought to have caused catastrophic epidemics and a huge decrease of the native population. Columbus came at a time in which many technical developments in sailing techniques and communication made it possible to report his voyages easily and to spread word of them throughout Europe. It was also a time of growing religious, imperial and economic rivalries that led to a competition for the establishment of colonies. The formation of sovereign states in the New World began with the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776. The American Revolutionary War lasted through the period of the Siege of Yorktown — its last major campaign — in the early autumn of 1781, with peace being achieved in 1783. The Spanish colonies won their independence in the first quarter of the 19th century, in the Spanish American wars of independence. Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín, among others, led their independence struggle. Although Bolivar attempted to keep the Spanish-speaking parts of Latin America politically allied, they rapidly became independent of one another as well, and several further wars were fought, such as the Paraguayan War and the War of the Pacific. (See Latin American integration.) In the Portuguese colony Dom Pedro I (also Pedro IV of Portugal), son of the Portuguese king Dom João VI, proclaimed the country's independence in 1822 and became Brazil's first Emperor. This was peacefully accepted by the crown in Portugal, upon compensation.

Place of Publication Hamburg
Dimensions (cm)29 x 35 cm
ConditionBinding hard cover with coloured views, strong signs of wear


6.00 €

( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )