A description of British Guiana, geographical and statistical : exhibiting its resources and capabilities, together with the present and future condition and prospects of the colony
Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann), Sir, 1804-1865.
|Description:||155 p.,  folded leaf of plates : map ; 23 cm.|
|Call Number:||rg 988 T a|
Guyana--Description and travel
Guyana--Economic conditions--19th century
|Biography:||In 1840 the British Government assigned Robert Schomburgk to survey and mark out the western boundary of British Guiana with newly independent Venezuela and the eastern boundary with the Netherlands' colony of Dutch Guiana. Robert's brother Richard was also on the expedition and later became Director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden (1865- 1891). British Guiana, the only part of the Empire on the South American mainland, was captured from the Dutch in 1796. It became independent in 1966 as Guyana. --Source: Royal Geographical Society of South Australia. RGSSA Library. "We are somewhat amused"; exhibition catalogue. Adelaide : Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, 2009|