Thirty-Five Years in the East.
Honigberger, John Martin (‘Johann Martino’)
Honigberger, John Martin (‘Johann Martino’), Thirty-Five Years in the East. Adventures, Discoveries, Experiments and Historical Sketches relating to the Punjab and Cashmere; together with an Original Materia Medica, and Medical Vocabulary in four European and five Eastern Languages. First edition in English, London 1852.
Engraved frontispiece, tinted lithographed folding panorama of Lahore, 46 engraved plates and a map. Original cloth, pp. xxix, 206, xi, 448, 8vo (2 volumes in one).
Honigberger was Personal Physician to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Khushwant Singh’s History of the Sikhs, Princeton N.J. 1963-1966, describes him as ‘the Hungarian doctor Honigberger who mixed gunpowder for the artillery and distilled brandy for the Maharaja’. He was, in fact, from the town of Kronstadt, now the city of Braşov, Central Romania.