6228. Sparrman's dissertation for Linnaeus 1768

SPARRMAN, ANDERS. Iter in Chinam. Dissertation praeses Car. v. Linné. Upsaliae (apud Joh. Edman) no date (1768).

Small 4:o (about 202x170 mm.). (4), 5-16 pp.
Sewn as issued, cut in upper margin, otherwise uncut, partly stained. First edition.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1659; Hulth, p. 139; Soulsby 2393.
Sparrman had sailed with Carl Gustaf Ekeberg as a ship's surgeon to the East Indies and Canton (Guangzhou) in 1765-1766. He gives in this dissertation a brief account of the voyage and an enumeration of the plants and animals observed by him.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).