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us: Dapper, Olfert, 1635 or 1636-1689

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    • us: Dapper, Olfert, 1639-1689
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        (edtf) [1635,1636]
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            (lcsh) Physicians
              (lcsh) Geographers
                (lcsh) Historians
            • Earlier Established Forms

                Dapper, Olfert, 1639-1689Dapper, Olfert,1639-1689
            • Sources

              • found: Montanus, A. Atlas Chinensis [MI] 1671 (name not given)
              • found: LC in RLIN, 4/6/88 (hdg.: Dapper, Olfert, 1639-1689)
              • found: Wikipedia, Apr. 29, 2015 (Olfert Dapper; b. in the Jordaan district, Amsterdam in early 1636; baptised 6 Jan. 1636; d. Amsterdam 29 Dec. 1689; Dutch physician and writer; wrote books on world history and geography, though he never traveled outside the Netherlands; his Description of Africa (Naukeurige Beschrijvinge van Africa gewesten; 1668), based on reports by Jesuit missionaries and Dutch explorers, was and remains a key text for African studies)
              • found: Musée Dapper website, viewed Apr. 29, 2015: Olfert Dapper (b. in working-class district of Amsterdam in around 1635; baptised at the Lutheran church in Jan. 1636; d. Dec. 29, 1689; he was just over 30 when he began his geographical research; his best known work, Description of Africa, was originally published in Dutch, followed by translations into English, German and French; he avoided ethnocentric connotations and became the first to adopt an interdisciplinary approach)
              • found: BibliOdyssey: Dapper Days in China web page, viewed Apr. 29, 2015 (Olfert Dapper, 1635-1689)
              • notfound: DNB.
            • Change Notes

              • 1988-04-20: new
              • 2015-04-30: revised
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