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EUPHRASÉN, BENGT ANDERS: - Beskrifning öfver svenska vestindiska ön St. Bathelemi, samt öarne St. Eustache och St. Christopher. Stockholm, A.Zetterberg, 1795.

. Pp. (viii), 207. With one folding engraved map by Gjörwell and one folding engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, spine somewhat faded with five raised bands, ruled in gilt and with title label. Copy of Ericsberg. A few marginal old annotations. First three leaves with brown spots at outer corners, otherwise a lovely, crisp copy. First scarce edition. Bengt Anders Euphrasén (1756-97) was a Swedish natural historian who in 1788 travelled to St. Barthélemy to study its natural history. He was sponsored by the Swedish Academy of Science. Euphrasén's narrative is mainly devoted to to the fauna and animals. A whole range of different plants are described and he also writes about animals, insects, corals and molluscs found there. Further he writes about the inhabitants, particulary the slaves and their living conditions. At end he gives a short account of his travels to St. Eustache and St. Christopher. The map was first issued in Dahlman's account of St. Barthelemy in 1786. A German edition was published in 1798. See Sabin 23107.
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