Coimbra Exhibition

book: Kalm Pehr – "En resa til Norra America"

CreatorPehr Kalm
Place of OriginPrinted in Stockholm, Sweden
DescriptionThe family of Pehr Kalm (1716-1779) was from Närpes, Finland (then part of Sweden). Kalm studied under Carl von Linné in Uppsala, Sweden. The professor in Uppsala recommended that all his talented pupils go on an expedition to different countries of the world to collect biological and geographical data. Pehr Kalm went to North America and wrote a famous book of his expedition. Kalm was the first to give a scientific description of Niagara Falls.
Tagsbook, library
Dimensions175 x 114 x 33
Material/Mediumpaper, leather
Image LicenseCC-BY
Image Rights Holder© The University of Turku
Photographic CreditsHanna Oksanen
Metadata RightsCC-O