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Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann) 1804-1865

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Works: 222 works in 522 publications in 3 languages and 4,461 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Pictorial works  Diaries  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Surveyor, Cartographer
Classifications: G161, 918.81042
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The history of Barbados; comprising a geographical and statistical description of the island, a sketch of the historical events since the settlement, and an account of its geology and natural productions by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

38 editions published between 1848 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1804-1865) was a German-born surveyor and traveller. In 1835-1839 he explored British Guiana for the Royal Geographical Society, and in 1840 he was appointed to define its boundaries with Brazil. Knighted for his work, he then visited Barbados for the Barbados General Railway Company, publishing The History of Barbados in 1848. This substantial work contains - unsurprisingly given his background - a great deal more than a chronological narrative of the settlement and history of the island. He begins with a geographical analysis, statistical information, and an examination of the political and sociological state of Barbados. The third part is on the geology, mineral resources, and natural history of the colony. Although physically small, Barbados was extremely important both to British imperial policies and to her economy, playing a key role in the Atlantic trade routes, particularly for sugar
A description of British Guiana, geographical and statistical, exhibiting its resources and capabilities, together with the present and future condition and prospects of the colony by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

37 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1804-1865) was a German-born surveyor and traveller. In 1835-1839 he explored British Guiana for the Royal Geographical Society. In 1840 he was appointed to define its boundaries with Brazil, as Brazilian encroachments were wiping out native tribes. His report to the Colonial Office was published as A Description of British Guiana, Geographical and Statistical in 1840, and was the first detailed account of the colony. As well as surveying the land, and being the first European to reach the source of the Essequibo River, he discovered many new species of plants. His work on the boundaries led to the establishment of the 'Schomburgk Line' which was the basis for the definition of the borders with Brazil and Venezuela at the end of the century. He was knighted in 1845, and spent much of the rest of his life abroad as a British consul
The discovery of the large, rich, and beautiful empire of Guiana : with a relation of the great and golden city of Manoa ... etc. performed in the year 1595 by Walter Raleigh( Book )

52 editions published between 1848 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels of His Royal Highness Prince Adalbert of Prussia, in the south of Europe and in Brazil, with a voyage up the Amazon and the Xingú by Adalbert( Book )

6 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Hermann Schomburgk's Reisen in Guiana und am Orinoko während der Jahre 1835-1839. Nach seinen Berichten und Mittheilungen an die Geographische Gesellschaft in London by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

16 editions published between 1841 and 2007 in German and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisen in Britisch-Guiana in den Jahren 1840-1844 by Richard Schomburgk( Book )

in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve views in the interior of Guiana: by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

9 editions published between 1841 and 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Lande der Kariben. Reisen deutscher Forscher des 19. Jahrhunderts in Guayana. Alexander von Humboldt, Robert Schomburgk, Richard Schomburgk, Carl Ferdinand Appun by Herbert Scurla( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botanical reminiscences in British Guiana by Richard Schomburgk( Book )

3 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guiana travels of Robert Schomburgk, 1835-1844 by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Schomburgk served as boundary commissioner for British Guiana between 1841 and 1843. This volume is the first of two containing the full, unedited reports of his travels in that country between 1835 and 1844
Asuntos dominicanos en archivos ingleses by Bernardo Vega( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisen in Guiana und am Orinoko während der Jahre 1835-1839. Nach seinen Berichten und Mittheilungen an die Geographische Gesellschaft in London by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

7 editions published in 1841 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of the Curata, a grass of the tribe of Bambuseæ of the culm of which the Indians of Guiana prepare their sarbacans or blowpipes by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

2 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the mora tree by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

2 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the identity of three supposed genera of Orchideous epiphytes by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

2 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further documents relating to the question of boundary between British Guiana and Venezuela by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

8 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British possessions on the north east coast of South America by John Bartholomew( )

1 edition published in 1872 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naturalist's library : ichthyology ... by William Jardine( Book )

1 edition published in 1843 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fishes of British Guiana by Robert Hermann Schomburgk( Book )

5 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of the fishes of Guiana by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

3 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The history of Barbados; comprising a geographical and statistical description of the island, a sketch of the historical events since the settlement, and an account of its geology and natural productions
Alternative Names
Robert Hermann Schomburgk esploratore tedesco

Robert Hermann Schomburgk German explorer

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Robert Schomburgk Duits ontdekkingsreiziger (1804-1865)

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Schomburgk, R. H. 1804-1865 Sir

Schomburgk, R. H. (Robert Hermann), 1804-1865

Schomburgk, R. H. (Robert Hermann), Sir, 1804-1865

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Шомбург, Роберт Герман

רוברט הרמן שומבורק חוקר ארצות גרמני

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English (229)

German (28)

Spanish (8)

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A description of British Guiana, geographical and statistical, exhibiting its resources and capabilities, together with the present and future condition and prospects of the colonyThe discovery of the large, rich, and beautiful empire of Guiana : with a relation of the great and golden city of Manoa ... etc. performed in the year 1595Travels of His Royal Highness Prince Adalbert of Prussia, in the south of Europe and in Brazil, with a voyage up the Amazon and the XingúThe Guiana travels of Robert Schomburgk, 1835-1844The Guiana travels of Robert Schomburgk, 1835-1844