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In the Heart of Africa - Samuel White Baker

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Columbus artwork Columbus
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Leest verrassend makkelijk weg voor een boek uit 1875. Abbott maakt zich af en toe schuldig aan het ophemelen van zijn onderwerp (onverschrokken, visionair, waardig etc etc) maar sluit ook zijn ogen niet voor de wreedheden van de Europese 'ontdekkers' tegenover de oorspronkelijke bewoners van de Caraïben. Velt uiteindelijk het wat obligate oordeel dat we Columbus 'in zijn tijdgeest' en in het licht van de toen heersende opvattingen moeten zien.


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Columbus - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Paul P. de La Gironière - Adventures in the Philippine Islands artwork Adventures in the Philippine Islands
Paul P. de La Gironière
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a travel history book. On hearing a recital of some adventures which had occurred to me during my long voyages, many of my friends have frequently begged of me to publish a narrative of them, which might perhaps be interesting. M. Alexandre Dumas was publishing, under the title of 'The Thousand-and-One Phantoms', a romance, one of the principal personages of which, in a voyage to the Philippine Islands, must have known me when I was residing at Jala - Jala, in the colony that I founded there. It must be evident that the lively romancist has ranked me in the category of his Thousand-and-One Phantoms.


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Adventures in the Philippine Islands - Paul P. de La Gironière

Jules Verne - The Pearl of Lima artwork The Pearl of Lima
Jules Verne
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author write about space, air and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised.


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The Pearl of Lima - Jules Verne

Ida Pfeiffer - A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy artwork A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy
Ida Pfeiffer
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1857
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author traveled first to the Holy Land. She knew it was dangerous to travel alone and she thought that she might never return from her trip so she wrote her will just in case. She saw the pyramids, the Sphinx, the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut, Jerusalem, and Cairo. The journey took a little over ten months. She kept a journal during the trip and each night and wrote in pencil about her adventure during the day. In 1846 her journal was published in Austria. It became one of the most popular travel books in Europe.


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A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy - Ida Pfeiffer

Charles Darwin - Volcanic Islands artwork Volcanic Islands
Charles Darwin
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands, visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle is a book written by the English naturalist based on his travels during the second voyage of HMS Beagle, The text contains seven chapters, and includes observations made during Darwin's travels to the volcanic island of St. Jago in Cape Verde, the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Ascension Island, the island of Saint Helena, the Galápagos Islands, James Island, New Zealand, Australia, Van Diemen's Land, and the Cape of Good Hope.


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Volcanic Islands - Charles Darwin

John Ross Browne - The Land of Thor artwork The Land of Thor
John Ross Browne
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Land of Thor is John Ross Browne's book on his travels in Russia and Scandinavia.


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The Land of Thor - John Ross Browne

William Henry Giles Kingston - Great African Travellers artwork Great African Travellers
William Henry Giles Kingston
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When the fathers of the present generation were young men, and George the Third ruled the land, they imagined that the whole interior of Africa was one howling wilderness of burning sand, roamed over by brown tribes in the north and south, and by black tribes—if human beings there were—on either side of the equator, and along the west coast.


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Great African Travellers - William Henry Giles Kingston


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