A Voyage to China and the East Indies: Together with a Voyage to Suratte, and an Account of the Chinese Husbandry, to Which are Added, a Faunula and Flora Sinensis - Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration (Paperback)

by Pehr Osbeck, Olof Toren, Carl Gustaf Eckeberg, Johann Reinhold Forster

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A student of Carl Linnaeus, Pehr Osbeck (1723-1805) was a Swedish explorer, naturalist and chaplain. He travelled to Asia in 1750-2 and brought back some six hundred specimens that were included in Linnaeus' Species Plantarum (1753). His account of his voyage was published in Swedish in 1757, in German in 1765, and here in English in 1771, edited and translated by Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-98). This two-volume work also includes letters to Linnaeus by another pupil, Olof Toren (1718-53), who also travelled to the East in the early 1750s, as well as a paper on Chinese husbandry by Carl Gustaf Ekeberg (1716-84). Ekeberg made ten trips to China and India between 1742 and 1778, becoming a captain in the Swedish East India Company. He too brought back numerous specimens for Linnaeus. Volume 1, however, is given over entirely to Osbeck's narrative.

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Published
21/12/2012

Publisher
Cambridge University Press

ISBN
9781108060318


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