Item #1840 [ERITHREA] Eritreiskaia koloniia Italii [i.e. Italian Colony of Eritrea] / Compiled by A. Troiansky
[ERITHREA] Eritreiskaia koloniia Italii [i.e. Italian Colony of Eritrea] / Compiled by A. Troiansky
[ERITHREA] Eritreiskaia koloniia Italii [i.e. Italian Colony of Eritrea] / Compiled by A. Troiansky
[ERITHREA] Eritreiskaia koloniia Italii [i.e. Italian Colony of Eritrea] / Compiled by A. Troiansky

[ERITHREA] Eritreiskaia koloniia Italii [i.e. Italian Colony of Eritrea] / Compiled by A. Troiansky

Item #1840

Saint Petersburg: Tipografiia Kirshbsuma, 1893. [6], 68 pp. 25x16,5 cm. In original printed wrappers. Spine chipped, some foxing occasionally, otherwise very good and mostly uncut copy.

Rare and limited edition.
This early Russian Africana was written by the Russian consul general in Palermo, Alexander Stepanovich Troyansky (1835–1905). He was a graduate of the Moscow Theological Academy, a former teacher at the Samara Theological Seminary. In 1864, he entered the service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was the Russian consul in Ioannina, then in 1886 he was transferred as consul general to Palermo. From 1897 he was Consul General in Piraeus where he died. For his essay, he was awarded a silver medal from the Geographical Society.
According to the foreword by editor Prince Vladislav Masal’sky, Eritrea itself was out of Russian Empire’s interest. Yet, its neighborhood with Ethiopia became the reason for such a publication. It was printed as the Notes of Imperial Russian Geographical Society, volume 7 issue 2.
The Italian rule over Eritrea officially lasted from 1890 to 1947. Troiansky described the emergence of the colony and an early period of its international relations in this status. He wrote about Italian immigrants, military and civil institutions, climate, flora and fauna, agriculture, farming, crafts, and foreign trade with Italy and other countries.
The bibliography lists 18 sources.

Worldcat shows copies located in LoC, Columbia, Princeton and Wisconsin Universities.

Price: $750.00

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