Books: ‘Java’ by Friedrich Gerstäcker

Friedrich Gerstäcker (*1816 – 1872) was a German travel writer. He became famous after his first journeys to north America and his publications of his adventurous life there. He wrote and published a large number of books.

In later years and aftermath Gerstäcker’s writings were a model for adventurous travel novels of the 19th century, inspirating many other authors who followed him, including Karl May.

In 1849 Gerstäcker started a great journey around the globe, starting in south America, followed by California, Tahiti and Australia. In 1851 he arrived in Batavia (Jakarta) on Java. One of his books is exclusively dedicated to his journey on Java.

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