K. H. Barth (1859-60) Reisen und Entdeckungen in Nord- und Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1849 bis 1855, 5 vols (Gotha: Justus Perthes): Inventing African Art History

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hoenes, « K. H. Barth (1859-60) Reisen und Entdeckungen in Nord- und Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1849 bis 1855, 5 vols (Gotha: Justus Perthes): Inventing African Art History », Bilderfahrzeuge, ID : 10670/1.r6nxsm


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Misunderstandings can be quite productive sometimes - or at least historically interesting. Such is the case of the German geographer and pioneering Africanist Karl Heinrich Barth (1821-65). Among many other things, Barth was the first to describe the splendid rock paintings that can be found in the Lybian desert. His description of them can be found at pp. 207-17 in volume 1 of his 1859-60, 5-volume publication Reisen und Entdeckungen in Nord- und Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1849 bis 1855, ...

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