Bremen: G. Hunckel, 1843. Pamphlet. A scarce 1843 Almanac published in English in Bremen for German & Austrian immigrants to the US, with the original slipcase. The author was also active in immigration to the Australian colonies, and includes a portrait of Sir Robert Peel, whose cousin Thomas was given swathes of the best land in Western Australia in 1828. Pages 78 - 85 are listings of British Colonies all over the world, with the year they were acquired, population (both white and "coloured") the value of annual production. There are two sections on Australia, one table as above (acquired, population, production) listing New South Wales, Van Diemens Land, Swan River and South Australasia (sic). NSW acquired in 1787, 80000 white, 5000 coloured, production 2 1/2 millions; VDL acquired 1803, 45000 white, none coloured, 1 million; Swan River, acquired 1829, 2500 white, 50000 coloured, 1/10 million; South Australasia, acquired 1806, 3000 white, 100000 coloured, Production "Est. 20000"). The 2nd table lists Sydney, Hobard Town (sic), Perth and Adelaide and the statistics provided are "Salary of the Governor; Expenditure and Revenue".
Nearly half the text is devoted to the United States, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Rules of the House and Senate, a description of the banking system and extensive statistics on US foreign trade.
The attractive lithograph plates are mostly of kings & queens of Europe & Denmark, but include Sir Robert Peel and Mehemet Ale (sic). Mehemet Ali was the Albanian Ottoman governor and de facto ruler of Egypt from 1805 to 1848, considered the founder of modern Egypt. At the height of his rule, he controlled all of Egypt, Sudan, Hejaz and the Levant. (Wikipedia). He was a big deal because he threatened the continued existence of the Ottoman Empire. People saw him as a reformer, both in military matters and in education. The first page of Khalid Fahmy's book All the Pasha's Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt (2002) gives an idea of his significance, depicting Ali as an Eastern Napoleon in 1843.
12mo, xvi, 208pp, 11 plates, the preface dated August 1842. Bound in publisher's decorated paper covered boards with crests of England, America, Austria and Prussia, within blue scrollwork design. Some slight loss to the ends of the papered spine, which is mostly intact. With original slip case, brown paper over gray card, with some early notations on both sides.
Not located on Trove. OCLC: 852187337 at Peabody Essex and Clements Library; OCLC: 834316641 at the German Maritime Museum. OCLC locates three copies for 1844 (printed in Philadelphia by Carey & Hart) and one for 1845, printed in Bremen. Very good overall. Item #27690