Andreas Sparrman


A physician as well as a naturalist and explorer, Sparrman traveled extensively, mainly to China (1765–1767) and to Africa on several expeditions in the 1770s and 1780s. At one time a student of Linnaeus, he worked as a professor in Stockholm between voyages.

Right: HI Archives portrait no. 1a.

Andreas Sparrman (1748–1820). Iter in Chinam … (Uppsala, 1768).

Presaging Sparrman’s extensive travels in China and Africa, the work shown here is a dissertation he defended when a student of Linnaeus.
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