Bougie, die Perle Nord-Afrikas.

Ludwig Salvator Archduke of Austria.

Book ID: 34950

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Folio. viii, 122 pp., 33 plates, 1 colour double page map, original illustrated wrappers, front cover lightly soiled & professionally repaired with new endpapers, otherwise copy clean inside and in very good condition, Woerl's Reisebucher Verlag, Leipzig, 1900.

Synopsis

Ludwig Salvator, Archduke of Austria (1847-1915) was the grandson of Grand Duke Ferdinand III of Tuscany. He had to leave Tuscany with his family in 1859, and later in 1867, settled in Majoca where he devoted himself to his natural sciences and nautical interests. He was known as a champion for Majorca’s wildlife, in an era when the term “conservation” meant nothing. He travelled extensively in the Mediterranean on his own yacht, and published numerous scientific and partly self-illustrated works. He wrote a book on insects at the age of 22 and also a nine-volume book Die Balearen (The Balearic Islands). It was of great importance to Ludwig Salvator to stimulate public interest for landscapes, which he thought were unjustifiably little known and rarely travelled to. His attention focused less on classical cultural centres, and more on small, undiscovered regions.

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