Art. XXI. [Review of The Journal of Friedrich Horneman's Travels]
[Henry P Brougham] *
Young, ed. 1802
Exploration, Patronage, Societies, Government, Cultural Geography, Politics, Physical Geography, Climatology, Expertise, Mapping, Imperialism, Commerce
Mungo Park , James Rennell , John Ledyard , Joseph Banks
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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