Öländska och gothländska resa på riksens högloflige ständers befallning förrättad åhr 1741. Med anmårkningar uti oeconomien, natural-historien, antiquiteter &c. med åtskillige figurer (Olandska och Gothlåndska resa).

Stockholm & Upsala, Gottfried Kiesewetter, 1745.

8vo. In contemporary half calf with five raised bands. Wear to extremities. Parts of marbled paper to boards worn off and leather to lower compartment on spine missing. Previous owners names to pasted down front end-paper and leaf with dedication. Internally with light occassional brownspotting, but generally a good copy. (14), 344, (30) pp. + 2 maps and 1 plate. 

First edition of Linné’s famous account of his travels to Gotland and Öland in which his observations of the flora, fauna, and geological features of the two Swedish islands in the Baltic Sea was first presented.

Ten days after Linné was appointed Professor at University of Uppsala, he began his expedition to the island provinces of Öland and Gotland with six students from the university to look for plants useful in medicine. First they travelled to Öland and stayed there until late June, when they sailed to Visby in Gotland. Linné and the students stayed on Gotland for about a month, and then returned to Uppsala. During this expedition, they found 100 previously unrecorded plants.

Like his ‘Flora Lapponica’ it contained both zoological and botanical observations as well as observations concerning the culture in Öland and Gotland.

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