Beyond Brazil
199 pages, 24.5 x 29.5 cm , 1188 g.
Beyond Brazil
Johann Natterer and the Ethnographic Collections from the Austrian Expedition to Brazil (1817-1835)
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Until the early 19th century, Brazil was something of a terra incognita for Europeans. Following the marriage of Archduchess Leopoldine to Dom Pedro, the Portuguese crown prince, in 1817, Austria sent a scientific expedition to Brazil to study the country’s people, flora and fauna.

Johann Natterer (1787–1843) joined the expedition as a zoologist, travelling the country a total of eighteen years. As he died young and most of his notes were destroyed in a fire at Hofburg Palace in 1848 his collection and scientific work was long overlooked.

Thanks to his efforts the Museum of Ethnology houses the world’s most important ethnographic collection on early 19th century Brazil. Comprising over 2400 objects, it is among the most important of its kind but is little-known to the general public.

The exhibition catalogue „Beyond Brazil“ presents the first comprehensive survey of these fascinating collections and offers much more than a mere historical summary. The objects are placed in different contexts and linked to contemporary topics.
EditorClaudia Augustat
PublisherKunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Year
CoverPaperback with flaps
LanguageEnglish
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ISBN978-3-99020-024-7
Illustrationswith mostly col. ills
ContributorsChristian Feest, Gabriele Herzog-Schröder et al.
Type of bookExhib'publication
Museum / PlaceMuseum für Völkerkunde Wien, Kunsthist. Museum
Article IDart-14264

 

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