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A-2500 Baden
Austria
Contact Dr. Paul Kainbacher
Telephone +43 699 1101 9221
Fax +43 2252 21239
Specialists Africana, Americana, Orient, Asia, Arabia, Pacific, Voyages, Africa, Photographs, Natural History, Old and Rare Books, Pacificana, Travel, Geography
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Easter Island - Rapa Nui

Knoche, Walter

Knoche, Walter Die Osterinsel. Eine Zusammenfassung der chilenischen Osterinselexpedition 1911. Concepcion, Verlag des Wiss.Archivs von Chile 1925. 8vo. 4 Bl., 319 S. mit 54 Abbildungen auf 20 Tafeln. Illustrierte Original-Broschur (Rücken etwas brüchig, gebräunt), Papier etwas gebräunt. Priv.St.a.T., insgesamt ein guter Zustand des seltenen Buches. , 1925

Knoche, Walter
Die Osterinsel. Eine Zusammenfassung der chilenischen Osterinselexpedition 1911. Concepcion, Verlag des Wiss.Archivs von Chile 1925. 8vo. 4 Bl., 319 S. mit 54 Abbildungen auf 20 Tafeln. Illustrierte Original-Broschur (Rücken etwas brüchig, gebräunt), Papier etwas gebräunt. Priv.St.a.T., insgesamt ein guter Zustand des seltenen Buches.

Account of an expedition in 1911 to Easter
Island, sent out by the Chilean government in
order to establish a station for meteorological
and seismic research on the island. The
leader, Walter Knoche (1881 – 1945), gives a
general account of the expedition – years after several results had been published in individual
articles in various scientific journals. A scarce and sought-after work on Easter-Island.
The importance of Knoche´s expedition in 1911 rests on the fact that he was able to meet two old
individuals who still remembered the pre-missionary times on the island, i.e. the years before
1864 – when Eyraud arrived on the island. Knoche was able to interview these two old people
about traditional religious rites, myths, music and dances as well as pre-christian customs and
traditions. Three years later, in 1914, when Catherine Routledge arrived at Easter Island, these
elderly informants had died. Thus Knoche was the last to interview the last survivors of a bygone
time on Rapa Nui.
£9,500