Johan Coenraad Van Hasselt

Johan Coenraad Van Hasselt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Johan Coenraad van Hasselt (1797, Doesburg-1823) was a Dutch physician, zoologist, botanist and mycologist. Coenraad van Hasselt studied medicine at the University of Groningen. In 1820 he went on an expedition to the island of Java, then part of the colonial Dutch East Indies, with his friend Heinrich Kuhl, to study the fauna and flora of the island.They sailed from Texel on 11th July, stopping at Madeira, the Cape of Good Hope and Cocos Island and arriving in Batavia on December 1820. Kuhl died after eight months, van Hasselt continued the work for another two years before dying (like Kuhl) of disease and exhaustion. This followed a journey to Bantam. They sent the Museum of Leiden 200 skeletons, 200 skins of mammals from 65 species, 2,000 bird skins, 1,400 fish, 300 reptiles and amphibians, and many insects and crustaceans .show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135689800
  • 9786135689808