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The Life of Governor Joan Gideon Loten (1710-1789): A Personal History of a Dutch Virtuoso

Biography / Memoir

By: Alexander JP Raat

830 pages, col & b/w illus

Uitgeverij Verloren

Hardback | Dec 2010 | #186592 | ISBN-13: 9789087041519
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NHBS Price: £99.00 $130/€112 approx

About this book

This book about 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.


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