The Life of Governor Joan Gideon Loten (1710-1789)

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9789087041519
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The Life of Joan Gideon Loten, the 'naturalist Governor of Ceylon', details his personal history and his professional career as a servant of the Dutch East Indies Company. It contains an inventory of his natural history drawings in the London Natural History Museum and Teylers Museum at Haarlem ? to this day a valuable treasure of eighteenth-century natural history of Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Loten?s documents show us a virtuoso: a connoisseur and dilettante in natural philosophy. They give us a unique glimpse of his character and qualities, but also of his asthmatic sufferings and use of opium. Loten?s writings, quoted extensively in this biography, take us from the early-eighteenth-century narrow-minded, provincial Utrecht in the Dutch Republic to the exotic Dutch East Indies and from there to the cosmopolitan London of the latter part of the century.
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AuthorAlexander J.P. Raat
PublisherVerloren b.v., uitgeverij
LanguageEngels
Binding MethodHardcover
Year of Publication2017
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