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Number: 1575
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Zanzibar, Tanzania,
Year of Origin: 1877
Title: Karte der Insel und der Kuste Sansibar
Language: German
Publish Origin: Regensburg
Height: 27.5
Width: 23.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 1,500,000
Color Type:
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Engraver: J. Mann
Publisher: G. J. Manz
Other Contributors: Gebhard Schneider
P. (Father) Antoine Horner
R. Riess
Northernmost Latitude: -4.0
Southernmost Latitude: -8.0
Westernmost Longitude: 34.7
Easternmost Longitude: 37.6
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: Eigl; from book #2186 "Die Katholische Mission von Zanguebar. Thätigkeit und Reisen des P. Horner" by Gebhard Schneider. In the first part of the book, Schneider describes the geography, ethnography, history, social and religious conditions prevailing at the Zanguebar coast. Part 2 concentrates on the founding of the missionary stations in Zanzibar and Bagamoyo. Part 3 describes Antoine Horner?s expedition to Ukami. A final chapter describes the destruction and reconstruction as well as the general state of the mission in those days. Antoine Horner (1827-1880) was a French missionary and eminent traveller, who worked on the Island of Réunion from 1854 on. In 1863 he took over the leadership of the missionary station in Zanzibar and founded a station in Bagamojo in 1868. After repeated excursions along the Suaheli coast, he travelled from Bagamojo through Ukhwere to Ukami in 1870. He climbed the Kungwe, whose height he was able to determine. In the Nguru mountains he founded the station Mhonda. Horner devoted much time and energy to fighting the slave trade and also supported the Sultan of Zanzibar in his attempts at doing so. During his expeditions he also met representatives of the Waschinsi and Wakatoa tribes. See. Henze II, 628 f., Kainbacher 372, Embacher 151 and Paulitschke 258.
Last updated: Mar 3, 2009