Linnaeus and South America: Edition of and studies in Daniel Rolander's Diarium Surinamicum, his botanicl, zoological and anthropological report.

Project: Research

Layman's description

The Swedish botanist and zoologist Daniel Rolander was sent by his teacher Carl Linnaeus to Suriname in 1754 to describe plants, animals and peoples in this Dutch plantation colony. In his report, the Diarium Surinamicum (700 pages, in Latin) he stands out as an experienced researcher and as an accomplished writer. His principle seems to have been to teach by entertaining.

The Diarium Surinamicum of the Swedish naturalist Daniel Rolander contains reports from his journey to Suriname in 1754-1756.
Effective start/end date2007/01/012017/12/31