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Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde, in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859

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Article ID B0167
Artist Scherzer, Dr. von
Title Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde, in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859
Year dated 1869 / 1870
The two volumes depicts the travel of the frigate Novara from expedition report Voyage of the Austrian Frigate Novara around the Earth (1861–1876), published in 21 volumes written over 15 years.. Two volumes: Book one: describes and shows on 600 pages the travel from Triest to Gibraltar, Madeira, Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, the islands St. Paul, Amsterdam, Ceylon, Madras, Nikobarischen islands, Singapore, Java and Manila. It contains 1 title page, 3 folded maps ( Nikobar islands, St. Pauli slands in the indian ocean, world direction map). Book two: describes and shows on 642 pages the travel from Hongkong, Schanghai, island Punnipet, Coral island Sikanana, Sidney, Auckland, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Gibraltar to Triest.  3 folded maps (Teifun near Formosa, island Java toTofo island, America and the Atlantic ocean.     SMS Novara was a sail frigate of the Austro-Hungarian Navy most noted for sailing the globe for the Novara Expedition of 1857–1859 and, later for carrying Archduke Maximilian and wife Carlota to Veracruz in May 1864 to become Emperor and Empress of Mexico. The Novara Expedition (1857–1859) was the first large-scale scientific, around-the-world mission of the Austrian Imperial navy. In April 1864, SMS Novara had the important task of carrying Archduke Maximilian and his wife Charlotte to Veracruz, in the Americas, for their establishment as the new Emperor and Empress of Mexico during the Second Mexican Empire. Novara arrived at Veracruz, Mexico on 28 May 1864. SMS Novara saw active service during the Battle of Lissa which took place on 20 July 1866 in the Adriatic Sea near the island of Vis (Italian: Lissa). SMS Novara belonged to Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff's 2nd Division, commanded by Baron Anton von Petz, which consisted mainly of wooden steam warships. 'Novara's commander, Erik af Klint, was killed in the engagement. The battle was a decisive victory for an outnumbered Austrian Empire force over a superior Italian force. It was the first major sea battle between ironclads and one of the last to involve deliberate ramming.
Place of Publication Vienna
Dimensions (cm)24,5 x 17,5
ConditionBinding in hardcover with leather embossed in gold
TechniqueWood engraving


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