Monday, April 27, 2009

Alsatian Traveller

I've posted from this site before but here's another gem from the Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland "The travel diary ("Reisebuch") of Alsatian world traveler Georg Franz Müller (1646-1723). Müller was employed by the East India-Holland Company between 1669 and 1682 as a soldier in the Indonesian archipelago. In the "Reisebuch" he sketched people, animals and plants that he encountered during his voyage (via South Africa) to Indonesia and his travels in Indonesia. He also composed simple verses, some of them in doggerel, about all these people, animals and plants, and wrote them out in his idiosyncratic, difficult to read script." Link…

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