Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy
Special Collections DS48 P52 1852
London: Ingram, Cooke
The Austrian world-traveller Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858), wrote in her Visit to Iceland (1852) ‘When I was but a little child, I had already a strong desire to see the world’. Released from an unhappy marriage, and with the education of her sons finalised, Pfeiffer eventually realised her dream of travelling to the Holy Land. In 1842, she travelled to Istanbul and continued on to Palestine and Egypt. After arriving home, she did not stop. Over her lifetime, Pfeiffer visited Scandinavia and Iceland; made a first trip around the world taking in Brazil, Tahiti, and Greece; and a second visiting equatorial Borneo (the first Western woman to do so), California, and Peru. Despite all Pfeiffer’s courageous activities, and writings, she was never accepted into the Royal Geographical Society. This book is an 1852 reprint of her Holy Land adventures.
Ida Pfeiffer, “Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 22, 2020, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11266.
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