Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858) was an Austrian traveler. She was born at Vienna and her first long journey was a trip to Palestine and Egypt when she was but five years old. The influence of this experience remained with her, and upon the death of her husband in 1842 she determined to travel.

In that year she made a tour which included the Holy Land, Constantinople, Cairo, Arabia and the Red Sea, the Mediterranean and Rome, and later she again visited the Holy Land. In 1845 she visited Scandinavia and Iceland, and in 1846-48 made a tour of the world traveling in Brazil, Chile, China, India, Persia, Armenia, Caucasus and Turkey, and in 1851-55 made a tour which included England, South Africa, the Malay Archipelago, Australia and North and South America.

First complete edition in English, though an abbreviated English edition appeared the previous year. The German original appeared in 1850. Lithographic frontispiece and second illustrated title-page. Small octavo. . viii, 409,

Publisher: London : Office of the National Illustrated Library

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English

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California Digital Library

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Date Added: 2019-01-13

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