A Voyage to China and the East Indies. Together with A Voyage to Suratte by Olof Toreen and An Account of the Chinese Husbandry by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg.; to which are added, a faunula ad florula sinensis

By: Osbeck, Peter (Pehr) [Translated by John Reinhold Forster]

Price: £1,575.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


First English edition. Two volumes, 13 engraved plates (of which 11 are of plants), pp xx, 396; 367, (35), lacking the half-titles, a general age-toning throughout, a few very minor marginal tears, there is some marginal staining in the second volume which I would not call offensive, otherwise this is a very good wide-margined copy, uncut and unpressed; bound in a recent full panelled calf, blind-stamped, raised bands on the spines with a red labels, very good. [Osbeck (1723 - 1805) was a Swedish explorer, naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. He was born in the parish of Hålanda on Västergötland and studied at Uppsala with Carolus Linnaeus. In 1750 - 1752 he travelled as chaplain on the ship Prins Carl to Asia where he spent four months studying the flora, fauna, and people of the Canton region of China. He returned home just in time to contribute more than 600 species of plant to Linnaeus' Species Plantarum, published in 1753. Ekeberg (1716 - 1784) was a Swedish physician, chemist and explorer. He made several voyages to the East Indies and China as a sea captain. He brought back reports of the tea tree and wrote a number of books. Trained as a pharmacist and chemist, Ekeberg started his career as a ship's doctor, and became an expert navigator. Between 1742 and 1778 he made ten trips to India and China, becoming a captain in 1750 for the Swedish East India Company. He brought back numerous natural history specimens from his voyages for Carl Linnaeus, with whom he had a close friendship, and was honoured by having the genus Ekebergia created.]

Title: A Voyage to China and the East Indies. Together with A Voyage to Suratte by Olof Toreen and An Account of the Chinese Husbandry by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg.; to which are added, a faunula ad florula sinensis

Author Name: Osbeck, Peter (Pehr) [Translated by John Reinhold Forster]

Categories: Early works, Planthunting, Travel,

Edition: First English edition

Publisher: Horace's Head, Fleet Street, London, Benjamin White: 1771

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 015371

Keywords: Canton.Whampoa.Hainan.Sumatra.China.