The Journey

Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914), traveled around the world in 1892-1893. After the suicide of crownprince Rudolf in 1889, Franz Ferdinand was the presumptive heir (given that his father Karl Ludwig had no intention to reign himself) to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The journey around the world had partly medical reasons: Franz Ferdinand’s health was attacked by tuberculosis, a disease fatal to his mother. The journey around the world served both as a cover and as a means to recover. Science was the journey’s official purpose and Franz Ferdinand traveled under the badly disguised alias of Count of Hohenberg on the torpedo ram cruiser „Kaiserin Elisabeth“.

Map of Franz Ferdinand's journey 1892-1893

Map of Franz Ferdinand’s journey 1892-1893 (map produced for the 1894 guide to his exhibition in Belvedere Palace)

Shortcut to India, Singapore, Sydney, New Guinea, Hongkong, Nagasaki, Vancouver, Yellowstone.

Volume I

Franz Ferdinand’s preface;

I. Trieste to Port Said – Steamer Point – Aden

II. Colombo to Kandy

III. Hunting Camp in Kalawewa, Colombo – Kandy

IV. Bombay

V. Hunting Camp in Tandur

VI. Hyderabad

VII. Gwalior

VIII. Calcutta

IX. Darjeeling

X. Benares

XI. Agra to Bhartpur

XII. Delhi

XIII. Hunting Camp in Siriska

XIV. Jodhpur

XV. Jaipur

XVI. Nepal – Hunting Camp Dakna Bagh

XVII. Nepal – Hunting Camp in the Barbatta Valley

XVIII. Sohela – Lucknow – Calcutta Diamond Harbour – Pulu Besar

XIX. Singapore  – Johor

XX. Tandjong Priok – Batavia

XXI. Hunting Camp at Tjandjur

XXII. Port Kennedy on Thursday Island to Sydney

Volume II

XXIII. Sydney – Narromine – Mullengudgery

XXIV.  Sydney – Auburn – Badgery Station

XXV. New Caledonia

XXVI. Solomon Islands

XXVII. New Guinea

  • 10 June 1893: At Sea to New Guinea
  • 11 June 1893: At Sea to New Guinea
  • 12 June 1893: At Sea to New Guinea (no separate entry)
  • 13 June 1893: At Sea to New Guinea (no separate entry)
  • 14 June 1893: Port Moresby, New Guinea
  • 15 June 1893: Port Moresby, New Guinea
  • 16 June 1893: Port Moresby to the hunting camp at Laroki, New Guinea
  • 17 June 1893: Hunting camp at the Laroki river, New Guinea
  • 18 June 1893: Hunting camp at the Laroki river to Port Moresby, New Guinea
  • 19 June 1893: Port Moresby to the hunting camp at Vei Maori, New Guinea
  • 20 June 1893: Hunting camp at Vei Maori, New Guinea

XXVIII.  Aru Islands – Amboina

XXIX. Borneo – Singapore

XXX. Hongkong

XXXI. Canton

XXXII. Macao – Hongkong

XXXIII. Nagasaki – Kumamoto – Shimonoseki – Miyajima

XXXIV. Kyoto – Osaka – Nara  – Otsu – Gifu

XXXV. Nagoya – Kosu – Tokyo – Yokohama

XXXVI. Vancouver — Banff — Hunting Camp at Black Mountain

XXXVII. Yellowstone Park

XXXVIII. Butte City — Salt Lake City — Colorado Springs — Manitou — Chicago — Niagara Falls — New York

XXXIX. Havre – Paris – Stuttgart – Vienna

  • 08 October 1893: At Sea to Havre, France
  • 09 October 1893: At Sea to Havre, France (no separate entry)
  • 10 October 1893: At Sea to Havre, France (no separate entry)
  • 11 October 1893: At Sea to Havre, France (no separate entry)
  • 12 October 1893: At Sea to Havre, France (no separate entry)
  • 13 October 1893: At Sea to Havre, France (no separate entry)
  • 14 October 1893: At Sea to Havre, France (no separate entry)
  • 15 October 1893: Havre to Paris, France
  • 16 October 1893: Paris, France
  • 17 October 1893: Stuttgart, Germany
  • 18 October 1893: Vienna, Austria (no separate entry)

 

 

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