Luigi Maria D'Albertis (21 November 1841 – 2 September 1901) was a flamboyant Italian naturalist and explorer who, in 1876, became the first person to chart the Fly River in Papua New Guinea. He took eight weeks to steam some 580 miles up the Fly River in an Australian launch, the Neva. On board as engineer was young Lawrence Hargrave, later to become an aviation pioneer. D'Albertis kept a pet python on board to prevent his motley crew from pilfering the stores. He also fired off exploding rockets to keep any hostile natives at bay. His expedition collected specimens of birds, plants and insects. The Neva forced its way upstream until brought to a halt by the shallows. They then steamed downriver to a tributary called the Alice, and d'Albertis cajoled his crew up this river with promises o

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  • Luigi Maria d’Albertis (* 21. November 1841 in Voltri, östlich von Genua; † 2. September 1901 in Sassari) war ein italienischer Forschungsreisender und Naturforscher. (de)
  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis est un naturaliste et explorateur italien, né le 21 novembre 1841 à Voltri (aujourd'hui inclus dans la ville de Gênes) et mort le 2 septembre 1901 à Sassari. (fr)
  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis (21 November 1841 – 2 September 1901) was a flamboyant Italian naturalist and explorer who, in 1876, became the first person to chart the Fly River in Papua New Guinea. He took eight weeks to steam some 580 miles up the Fly River in an Australian launch, the Neva. On board as engineer was young Lawrence Hargrave, later to become an aviation pioneer. D'Albertis kept a pet python on board to prevent his motley crew from pilfering the stores. He also fired off exploding rockets to keep any hostile natives at bay. His expedition collected specimens of birds, plants and insects. The Neva forced its way upstream until brought to a halt by the shallows. They then steamed downriver to a tributary called the Alice, and d'Albertis cajoled his crew up this river with promises of gold. Eventually stricken by malaria and crippled by rheumatism in both legs, he admitted defeat. He tried once again in the following year, but did not reach as far as before, and returned to Europe. An excellent account of d'Albertis' expeditions up the Fly in the Neva and his various political and personal problems with his contemporaries and the inhabitants of Papua are told in Goode, J. 1977 Rape of the Fly (Nelson, Melbourne). He was born in Genoa. His cousin, fellow explorer Enrico Alberto d'Albertis, housed many of Luigi's specimens at Castello D'Albertis. The castle is now home to the Museum of World Cultures. His natural history specimens from New Guinea are in the Natural History Museum of Giacomo Doria in Genoa. A number of reptile species from New Guinea were named in honour of d'Albertis but most have subsequently become synonyms of other species. * Gonyocephalus (Lophosteus) albertisii Peters & Doria, 1878 now Hypsilurus papuensis (Macleay, 1877) (Papuan Forest Dragon) * Heteropus Albertisii Peters & Doria, 1878 now Carlia bicarinata (Macleay, 1877) (Bicarinate Grassland Skink) * Liasis albertisii Peters and Doria, 1878 now Leiopython albertisii (Peters and Doria, 1878) (Northern White-lipped or d’Albertis Python) * Emydura albertisii Boulenger, 1888 now Emydura subglobosa (Krefft, 1876) (Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle) Only the python carries d’Albertis’ name today. Several of these species were described by the German naturalist Wilhelm Peters and Giacomo Doria, the Italian naturalist and founder of the Natural History Museum of Giacomo Doria. Only Leiopython albertisii (the white-lipped python) is currently recognised as a valid species, the other three reptiles being synonymised within species described earlier, ironically two of which were described by entomologist Sir William John Macleay whose rival expedition on the Chevert, was also collecting specimens in southern Papua. (en)
  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis (21 de noviembre, 1841 – 2 de setiembre, 1901) fue un naturalista y explorador italiano quien en 1876, fue la primera persona en relevar el río Fly en Papúa Nueva Guinea. Le llevó ocho semanas remontar 950 km del río Fly en la lancha australiana Neva. A bordo se encontraba Lawrence Hargrave, entonces un joven ingeniero que luego sería un pionero de la aviación. D'Albertis tenía a bordo de mascota una pitón para prevenir que su tripulación robara alimentos del depósito. También utilizaba bombas de estruendo para mantener a buena distancia a los nativos hostiles. Su expedición recolectó especímenes de aves, plantas e insectos. El Neva remontó el río hasta que la profundidad del río no le permitió continuar. They then steamed downriver to a un tributario denominado Alice, y d'Albertis engatusó a su tripulación para que continuaran río arriba con promesas de oro. Se enfermó de malaria y con el reumatismo tomándole ambas piernas, reconoció su derrota. Intentó nuevamente al año siguiente, pero no logró alcanzar el punto donde se detuvo el año anterior, y regresó a Europa. J. Goode en su libro Rape of the Fly, ofrece un excelente relato de las expediciones de d'Albertis remontando el río Fly en el Neva y sus variados problemas personales y políticos con sus contemporáneos y los habitantes de Papúa. Varios reptiles de Nueva Guinea fueron denominados en honor de L. M. d'Albertis: Heteropus Albertisii Peters y Doria, 1878 = Carlia bicarinata (Macleay, 1877) (eslizón bicarinado de cuatro dedos, un lagarto); Gonyocephalus (Lophosteus) albertisii Peters y Doria, 1878 = Hypsilurus papuensis (Macleay, 1877) (dragón del bosque de Papúa, un lagarto agámido); Emydura albertisii Boulenger, 1888 = Emydura subglobosa (Krefft, 1876) (tortuga de vientre rojo y cuello corto, una tortuga de agua dulce), y Liasis albertisii Peters and Doria, 1878 = Leiopython albertisii (Peters and Doria, 1878) (pitón de labio blanco o pitón d'Albertis). Únicamente Leiopython albertisii (la pitón de labio blanco) es reconocida en la actualidad como una especie válida, los otros tres reptiles se han considerado sinónimos de especies descriptas con anterioridad, irónicamente dos de ellas fueron descriptas por el entomólogo británico William Sharp Macleay cuya expedición rival a bordo del Chevert, también se encontraba por esa época recolectando especies al sur de Papúa. (es)
  • Nato a Voltri, nella via ora intitolata a lui, da una famiglia benestante (il padre possedeva e dirigeva con i cugini un'industria laniera) ebbe tuttavia un'infanzia infelice. Rimasto orfano di padre quando ancora era in tenera età, fu affidato ad uno zio dalla madre che, risposatasi, si era dovuta trasferire a Napoli. (it)
  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis (21 de novembro, 1841 – 2 de setembro, 1901) foi um cientista e explorador da Itália. Em 1876 foi a primeira pessoa a mapear o rio Fly, na atual Papua-Nova Guiné, tendo demorado oito semanas para percorrer 500 milhas para montante do rio numa lancha australiana. (pt)
  • Луи́джи Мари́я Д'Альбе́ртис (итал. Luigi Maria d’Albertis; 1841—1901) — итальянский естествоиспытатель и орнитолог. (ru)
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  • Luigi Maria d’Albertis (* 21. November 1841 in Voltri, östlich von Genua; † 2. September 1901 in Sassari) war ein italienischer Forschungsreisender und Naturforscher. (de)
  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis est un naturaliste et explorateur italien, né le 21 novembre 1841 à Voltri (aujourd'hui inclus dans la ville de Gênes) et mort le 2 septembre 1901 à Sassari. (fr)
  • Nato a Voltri, nella via ora intitolata a lui, da una famiglia benestante (il padre possedeva e dirigeva con i cugini un'industria laniera) ebbe tuttavia un'infanzia infelice. Rimasto orfano di padre quando ancora era in tenera età, fu affidato ad uno zio dalla madre che, risposatasi, si era dovuta trasferire a Napoli. (it)
  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis (21 de novembro, 1841 – 2 de setembro, 1901) foi um cientista e explorador da Itália. Em 1876 foi a primeira pessoa a mapear o rio Fly, na atual Papua-Nova Guiné, tendo demorado oito semanas para percorrer 500 milhas para montante do rio numa lancha australiana. (pt)
  • Луи́джи Мари́я Д'Альбе́ртис (итал. Luigi Maria d’Albertis; 1841—1901) — итальянский естествоиспытатель и орнитолог. (ru)
  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis (21 November 1841 – 2 September 1901) was a flamboyant Italian naturalist and explorer who, in 1876, became the first person to chart the Fly River in Papua New Guinea. He took eight weeks to steam some 580 miles up the Fly River in an Australian launch, the Neva. On board as engineer was young Lawrence Hargrave, later to become an aviation pioneer. D'Albertis kept a pet python on board to prevent his motley crew from pilfering the stores. He also fired off exploding rockets to keep any hostile natives at bay. His expedition collected specimens of birds, plants and insects. The Neva forced its way upstream until brought to a halt by the shallows. They then steamed downriver to a tributary called the Alice, and d'Albertis cajoled his crew up this river with promises o (en)
  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis (21 de noviembre, 1841 – 2 de setiembre, 1901) fue un naturalista y explorador italiano quien en 1876, fue la primera persona en relevar el río Fly en Papúa Nueva Guinea. Le llevó ocho semanas remontar 950 km del río Fly en la lancha australiana Neva. A bordo se encontraba Lawrence Hargrave, entonces un joven ingeniero que luego sería un pionero de la aviación. D'Albertis tenía a bordo de mascota una pitón para prevenir que su tripulación robara alimentos del depósito. También utilizaba bombas de estruendo para mantener a buena distancia a los nativos hostiles. Su expedición recolectó especímenes de aves, plantas e insectos. El Neva remontó el río hasta que la profundidad del río no le permitió continuar. They then steamed downriver to a un tributario denominado Alic (es)
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