Friday, November 10, 2006

North Africa 1860

Reise in Nordost Africa titlepage



Der blaue Fluss unweit Bedûs [Dâr Rosêres.]

'Der blaue Fluss unweit Bedûs [Dâr Rosêres.]'



Saquarah
'Saquarah'



Zerîbah [Wohnung] des Melek Regeb - Adlân zu Hellet - Idrîs am Gebel - Ghûle.
'Zerîbah [Wohnung] des Melek Regeb -
Adlân zu Hellet - Idrîs am Gebel - Ghûle.'



Urdu [El - Ordeh]- Neu Donqolah, Den 28 sten Maerz 1860.
'Urdu [El - Ordeh]- Neu Donqolah, Den 28 sten Maerz 1860.'



Suq-ê - Rumelîeh zu Cairo.
'Suq-ê - Rumelîeh zu Cairo.'



Steppe Zwischen Dabbeh und Khartûm.
'Steppe Zwischen Dabbeh und Khartûm.'



Karane des Freiherrn Adalbert von Barnim Inderwuste des Batn - el -Hágar. [Nubien.]
'Karane des Freiherrn Adalbert von Barnim
Inderwuste des Batn - el -Hágar. [Nubien.]'



Landschaft in Dâr - Rosêres.
'Landschaft in Dâr - Rosêres.'



Junge Fellahîn - Hirten bei Beni - Hasan.
'Junge Fellahîn - Hirten bei Beni - Hasan.'



Ghawazi, Arabische Tänzerinnen.
'Ghawazi, Arabische Tänzerinnen.'



Begräbnifsstätte des Freiherrn A. von Barnim zu Rosêres.
'Begräbnifsstätte des Freiherrn A. von Barnim zu Rosêres.'



Felsentempel bei Abu - Simbil.
'Felsentempel bei Abu - Simbil.'



Das Thal des oberen blauen Flusses vom Gebel - Fezoghlu aus Gesehen.
'Das Thal des oberen blauen Flusses vom Gebel - Fezoghlu aus Gesehen.'


These images come from 'Reise in Nordost Africa' (Journey in North Africa) in which the Prussian Baron Adalbert was accompanied by the physician Robert Hartmann on an expedition centred around the blue Nile river in 1859-1860.

Their journey took them to Egypt, Sudan and Nubia and both Adalbert and Hartmann produced the artwork which was later rendered into these beautiful lithographs in Berlin where the book was published in 1863. There are 3 pages of thumbnail images at NYPL.

Adalbert died during the trip and search results are a little ambiguous for Hartmann - he seems to have written further anthropology papers about the peoples of Nubia. There is a 4 page 1863 journal review of 'Reise in Nordost Africa' available as a pdf from this page - but it's in german and they are page images so I couldn't copy them into a translator. There is a small amount of information at this translated page (under 'Barnim'). [I've cleaned up a fair amount of age related damage to the above images]

1 comment :

lotusgreen said...

i love the colors in this one:

'Junge Fellahîn - Hirten bei Beni - Hasan.'

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