The Zoological Exploration of Southern Africa 1650-1790

The Zoological Exploration of Southern Africa 1650-1790

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The 18th century witnessed a new interest in African animals. Research was undertaken at the Cape of Good Hope by explorers whose books, manuscripts and drawings concerning mammals and birds are listed and discussed within this text.;This text gives details on four collections of 300 mammal and bird drawings connected with Levaillant's research. Many examples are illustrated. The zoological contents of the material left by these seven explorers are analyzed for all mammals and birds emphasizing the history, taxonomy, nomenclature and zoogeography.Government wd make the purchase.21 George Rose (1744-1818) was Secretary to the Treasury from 1 783 to 1 801 and represented the English government. ... Pinkerton (1758-1826) is known as an editor of geographical and historical treatises and compilations, like the General Collection of Voyages ... This price is given in a letter of 20 April 1804 to an unknown publisher (Pinkerton 1830:306- 308).

Title:The Zoological Exploration of Southern Africa 1650-1790
Author:L. C. Rookmaaker
Publisher:CRC Press - 1989-06-01


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