A biologist's voyage to China

Sparrman, Anders. Iter in Chinam. Dissertation praeses Car. v. Linné.

Upsala, (apud Joh. Edman), no date (1768).

Small 4to. 16 pp. Sewn as issued.


First edition. Sparrman had sailed with Carl Gustaf Ekeberg as a ship's surgeon to the East Indies and Canton (Guangzhou) in 1765-66. In this dissertation he gives a brief account of the voyage and an enumeration of the plants and animals observed by him.

Cut in upper margin, otherwise uncut, partly stained. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1659. Hulth, p. 139. Soulsby 2393.

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