Der Weltteil Australien…. Dr. Karl Emil JUNG.

Der Weltteil Australien…

Leipzig and Prague: G. Freytag [and] Tempsky, 1882-, 1883.

Four volumes, octavo, frontispieces in each volume, maps and other illustrations; original blindstamped green cloth.

Influential German study of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Influential German study of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Karl Emil Jung, who had taught classics at Eton, emigrated to Australia in the 1850s, took part in several journeys into the interior, spent some years as a squatter, and worked as an educationalist including serving as Inspector of Schools for South Australia. He spent altogether more than twenty years in Australia, returning to Germany in the late-1870s where he wrote this extensive description of Australia and the Pacific with an audience of would-be German emigrants in mind. The book is divided into sections on: Australia and its native inhabitants; the Australian colonies including Tasmania; Melanesia, Polynesia; New Zealand; Micronesia.

Jung became the German authority on Oceanic matters, and supplied information and articles on Australia and the Pacific to numerous periodicals, encyclopedias and text-books. His long stay in Australia had made him uniquely placed to give a comprehensive description of life downunder, and his book is very well illustrated with woodcuts, many of them full-page, of cities, landscapes, native peoples and natural features.

Price (AUD): $785.00

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