Eduard Zander Abenteurer, Naturforscher, Maler, Architekt und Handwerker in Äthiopien – Eine Biographie

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Gräber, Gerd (2012)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.8.1.323
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies | History; Biography; Travel; Drawing; Art; Eduard Zander; | ddc:380 | ddc:700 | ddc:740 | ddc:900 | ddc:910 | ddc:920 | ddc:960

Though Eduard Zander’s original sketchbook with drawings in pen and ink – showing the remote Simen Mountain area – is still preserved in London, his adventuresome life and his scientific and artistic work as a biologist, architect or artisan is scarcely known in 19th century Ethiopian history. In the present article the author makes an attempt at Zander’s biography, adding the missing links and correcting the errors of his few predecessors; furthermore, he tries to produce recently dicovered source-material in an updated form.