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Karl Gustaf Ekeberg
EKEBERG, Karl Gustaf.

EKEBERG, Karl Gustaf.
(1716 - 1784)

(Born: 10 June 1716; Died: 14 April 1784) Swedish explorer.

Biographical references: Biographiskt Lexicon. Catalogue of Portraits of Naturalists: 396-7 [2 portraits listed]. Poggendorff: 1, col. 655. SBA: Scandinavian Biographical Archive: B-060, 366-371. Svenskt Biografiskt Handlexikon. Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon: 12, 599-??. WBI.

1. Swedish, 1773.
Capitaine Carl Gustav Ekebergs ostindiska resa, åren 1770 och 1771. Beskrefven uti bref til Kongl. Svenska vet. academiens secreterare. Stockholm: Tryckt på eget förlag hos Fougt, 1773.

8°: [8], 170, [2] p., one folding engraved map "Charta öfver Cap Godt Hopp," 5 folding engraved plates.

Very scarce. Privately published, this work concerns various voyages and travels undertaken by the author throughout Asia, especially China and the East India's. The author, Captain Ekeberg, the most famous of all the captains in the Swedish East India Company, and a friend of Linnaeus, whom he provided with much material from his voyages, drew the views and the map in this book. He also engraved the map and one view, the other four views were engraved by Olof Jacobsson Årre.

Facsimile reprint, 1970: Ostindisk resa åren 1770 och 1771 beskrefven uti bref til Kongl. Svenska Vet. Academiens secreterare. [16], 170, [1] p., 5 plates.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 71. LKG: XIV 876.

2. German, 1785.
Ostindische Reise in den Jahren 1770 und 1771. In drey briefen an den secretair der Königl. Schwedischen Academie der Wissenschaften beschreiben. Aus dem schwedischen übersetzt. Nebst einem Anhange geographischer, naturhistorischer und wissenswerthrt nachrichten Schina und die Schinesische Tartarey betreffend. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Dresden und Leipzig: J.G.I. Breitkopf, 1785.

8°: [8], 271 p.

Very scarce. Translation by Jean Bernoulli [1744-1807]. The appendix is translated from the "Eloge de la villle de Moukden et de ses environs; poéme composé par Klen-Long, empereur de la Chine ... Tr. en françois par le P. Amlot ... et pubilé par M. Deguignes" (Paris, 1770).

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 877a.

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