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The Art of African Exploration
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Giraffe or Kameel-Paart [Giraffe or Camelopard]

Giraffe or Kameel-Paart [Giraffe or Camelopard],  Image number:SIL28-312-03
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  From:
Natuurkundige beschryving eener uitmuntende verzameling

A. (Arnout) Vosmaer 1720-1799
Amsterdam, J.B. Elwe, 1804.

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[more information about this book from the library catalog]
The model for this giraffe was a specimen skin sent to the collection of Prince Willem V of Holland by Robert Jacob Gordon (1743–1795), head of the garrison at Cape Town. Gordon never published, but he made significant contributions to the study of Africa’s natural history, readily sharing his observations and sketches with others.
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