Hamburger Wissenschaftliche Stiftung : Ergebnisse der Südsee- Expedition 1908- 1910, Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Thilenius, Direktor des Hamburgischen Museums für Völkerkunde, II. Ethnographie Yap 1. Halbrand.

Hamburg: L. Friederichsen & Co, 1917.

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Illus. with 70 full-page plates. xviii, 380 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Quarter cloth and patterned boards, loose in binding, missing frontispiece.

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Wilhelm Müller-Wismar was a German ethnographer (May 20, 1881 - October 10, 1916) who was a native of Wismar. In 1905 he graduated from the University of Berlin, where he studied ethnography and anthropology under Felix von Luschan (1854-1924).

From 1908 to 1910 he was a member of a scientific mission to the South Pacific that was coordinated by Georg Thilenius (1868-1937) of the Hamburg Museum of Ethnography. On this expedition Müller-Wismar spent nine months on the island of Yap, of which he later published an important scientific treatise. He also took part in the Berlin-Indonesian expedition to the South Moluccas in 1913-14. Müller-Wismar died from typhoid on October 10, 1916 at the age of 35 in Malang, Java.

Yap is a part of Caroline Islands in the western Pacific.