Von Reck's Voyage: Drawings and Journal of Philip Georg Friedrich von Reck
by Hvidt, Kristian
Savannah: The Beehive Press, 1980. First. Hardcover. NF/NF. Olive green cloth/boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Color-illus. dj with black lettering on spine. 139 pp. full of color and bw plates. The drawings and journal writings of Philip von Reck are important as history, science and art. They give us a glimpse of Georgia as it looked when Europeans first settled there. Von Reck's drawings represent the earliest records of several plants and animals and are breathtaking in their beauty. Von Reck's narrative of his voyage to Georgia, his discoveries, details of the first English houses, and patterns of colonial life are unique to his own personal experience. The original drawings and journals were found in a collection of items given to the King of Denmark. A Danish archivist discovered them and they have been preserved in this beautiful book, published by Beehive Press. This book is out of print but still listed in the publisher's online catalog. - () Includes an introduction, Von Reck's Journal, and the drawings.
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