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

a personal history of a Dutch virtuoso

The Life of Governor Joan Gideon Loten (1710-1789) - Alexander J.P. Raat - ISBN: 9789087041519
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Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden (09-05-2017)
Genre: Geschiedenis / V.O.C.
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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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Titel: The Life of Governor Joan Gideon Loten (1710-1789)
auteur: Alexander J.P. Raat
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Druk: 1
Aantal pagina's: 829
Uitgever: Verloren b.v., uitgeverij
Publicatiedatum: 09-05-2017
NUR: Geschiedenis / V.O.C.
Afmetingen: 246 x 181 x 51
Gewicht: 1708 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9789087041519
Intern nummer: 14374995

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

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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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