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Title:Karl Gottlieb Mauch (1837-1875)
Author:Burrett, Rob S.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:27
Pages:74-88
Language:English
Notes:ills.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:travel
history
ruins
mineral exploration
biographies (form)
History, Archaeology
Mauch, Karl Gottlieb, 1837-1875
Zimbabwe--History
biography
About person:Carl Gottlieb Mauch (1837-1875)ISNI
Abstract:Karl Gottlieb Mauch (1837-1875), a German obsessed with African travel, was responsible for bringing to the attention of 19th-century Europe the existence of viable gold deposits in southern Africa and later the ruined structures at Great Zimbabwe. Having left for Africa in 1865, Mauch first developed a keen interest in economic minerals in South Africa's Transvaal. After his discovery of viable gold deposits in the area of what is now Zimbabwe and Botswana in 1867, Mauch had the long sought-for financial resources to start his travels, aiming at the compilation of accurate maps of the African interior. This paper, which derives from an exhibition on Mauch commissioned by the German Embassy in Harare, describes Mauch's journeys between and 1865 and 1872, during which he made useful notes in his diaries and produced invaluable sketches of the site of Great Zimbabwe. His description of general vegetation and specific plant species is also informative. The paper also pays attention to Mauch's complex and difficult character. Bibliogr., ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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