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Peter Kolb
Nauukeurige en uitvoerige beschryving van de Kaap de Goede Hoop [Exact and extensive description of the Cape of Good Hope] , 1727
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Rhinoceros volgens deze beschryving [The rhinoceros according to this description]
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Preconceptions about the rhinoceros had changed little since the 16th century illustrations that inspired them. This engraving shows the advantage of direct observation: it depicts an African rhinoceros that German astronomer Peter Kolb encountered during his travels and described in detail in the text.
ID: SIL28-309-04
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Art Of African Exploration ; Rhinoceros
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