ROSSET, Carl Wilhelm

ROSSET, Carl Wilhelm. Freiburg i. Br. 24.4.1851 — Duderstadt 18.6.1923. German Merchant, Adventurer and Collector. In 1885 he spent two months in the Maldives and took the very first photographs of the islanders. Later also visited Africa.

Publications: “On the Maldive Islands, More Especially Treating of Málé Atol”, JRAnthrInst 16, 1887, 164-174.

Sources: *S. Capdeville, Kaufleute – Abenteurer – Sammler – Die Brüder Carl Friedrich und Carl Wilhelm Rosset und die ethnographische Wissensproduktion in Freiburg, 1867-1895. 2017; Wikidata.

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