Edinburgh Review,  1 (1802–03), 130–41.

Art. XXI. [Review of The Journal of Friedrich Horneman's Travels]

[Henry P Brougham] *



Publications reviewed:

Young, ed. 1802


Exploration, Patronage, Societies, Government, Cultural Geography, Politics, Physical Geography, Climatology, Expertise, Mapping, Imperialism, Commerce

People mentioned:

Mungo Park , James Rennell , John Ledyard , Joseph Banks

Publications cited:

Browne 1799

    Describes the circumstances of Friedrich K Horneman's travels, which were conducted under the patronage of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa. Observes that he travelled to Egypt via France, 'where he met with every assistance from that liberal and enlightened spirit which has always directed the scientific circles of Paris'. Notes that Napoleon gave him assistance in Egypt, which he was at that time 'pillaging [...] under the treble disguise of mussulman, a man of science, and a friend of liberty' (130). Ridicules the 'laboured and pompous panegyric' on the African association in the introduction by William Young, who emphasizes the disciplined expertise of the society's travellers (134).

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