Travel Sketches From Liberia

Travel Sketches From Liberia

Johann Buttikofer's 19th Century Rainforest Explorations in West Africa : Annotated English Edition

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Büttikofer (1850-1927) was a Swiss zoologist who travelled to Liberia to collect specimens for the Leiden Zoological Museum in 1879-1882, and again in 1886-1887. In addition to his primary mission he vigilantly recorded his experiences and observations as a traveler and included background on the country's history as a modern state (it was established by freed slaves from the United States), its economy and social conditions, the original inhabitants ("the Natives"), and the natural world. Editors Dop (a Dutch-trained biologist deeply involved with conservation work in Liberia) and Robinson (a veterinary surgeon and wildlife biologist, U. of Toledo, and also deeply involved with conservation in Liberia) make available these writings in English for the first time, with annotations, thus bringing this work, which is highly relevant today, to a broad audience of scholars and others involved with present-day Liberia. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
Büttikofer’s Travel Sketches from Liberia details the development of the Liberian nation and the intricate, often volatile, relationships between the country’s indigenous peoples and its black colonists from America. In remarkable detail, it provides vivid images of the country's past.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
Edition: Annotated English ed
ISBN: 9789004236301
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Dop, Henk 1982-
Robinson, Phillip T.


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