[Germany] Doctor Nachtigal. Gerard Rohlfs.
Etching. 180 x 255mm. 7 x 10".
Gustav Nachtigal (1834-1885) was a German explorer in Central Africa. Nachtigal is mainly known for being the consul-general for the German Empire in Tunisia, and for being the Commissioner of West Africa. He succeeded in his mission as commissioner, and as a result of this Togoland and Kamerun were added to the German colonial empire. Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs (1831-1896) was a German geographer, explorer, author and adventurer. There was much pressure on Rohlfs to be in the medicine field, and he eventually joined the French Foreign Legion in a medical capacity. Serving for some time as a personal physician to a Moroccan nobleman, he eventually set off on his own, exploring the oases of Morocco. Doctor Nachtigal, was chosen by Mr. Gerhard Rohlf, being knowledgeable of Africa and up-to-date with Muslim customs, to undertake a great exploration of the Eastern Sudan.
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