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Atlas Africanus.

FROBENIUS Leo. (1923.)

£650.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 49 coloured maps (many folding) interleaved with loose text leaves. Folio. Original card folder. 12pp. Munich, C.H. Beck, 1921-31. [With] FROBENIUS (Leo.) Das Sterbende Afrika. First edition. 57 photographic plates & 30 colour plates. 4to. Quarter cloth printed boards, extremities slightly rubbed. xii, 86pp O.C. Recht, Munich,

Two scarce works in very good condition. Frobenius was an important German ethnographer and archeologist. Over thirty years he led twelve trips to Africa and pioneered the cultural-historical approach to ethnography. The Atlas was projected as the first part of a larger work providing a comprehensive overview of African cultural morphology. Although the title page of Das Sterbende Afrika states this is the "erste band", no further volumes were published.

Stock Code: 204970