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Archibald Menzies's Visit to Isla Del Coco, January 1795 (2013)


Archibald Menzies landed twice at Chatham Bay, Isla del Coco, in January 1795. A small number of his herbarium specimens are extant, including the type specimen of Callicosta rugifolium (Bryophyta; Daltoniaceae) and perhaps also that of Octoea insularis (Angiospermae; Lauraceae), indicating that he was probably the first to make scientific collections on the island.

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Authors & Contributors
Murphy, Kathleen S.
Visconti, Agnese
Beidleman, Richard G.
Randall, Robert
Starr, Douglas P.
Turner, Anthony J.
Archives of Natural History
Schede Umanistiche
Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Journal of the History of Collections
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences
British Journal for the History of Science
University of California Press
Verlag der Österr. Akad. der Wiss.
Yale Center for British Art
Natural history
Collectors and collecting
Travel; exploration
Darwin, Charles Robert
Pini, Ermenegildo
Smeathman, Henry
Bäck, Carl
Lindwall, Johan
Hedin, Sven Anders
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
17th century
16th century
20th century, early
Great Britain
California (U.S.)
North America
Bath (England)
Sierra Leone

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