Journal of an expedition from Pirara to the upper Corentyne, and from thence to Demerara : executed by order of Her Majesty's Government, and under the command of Mr. Robert H. Schomburgk

Author: Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann). Sir, 1804-1865.
Place: [London
Publisher: Printed by John Murray
Date Published: 1845]
Description: 104 p. : folded map ; 23 cm.
Call Number: rg 988 T a
Subject: Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann), Sir, 1804-1865--Travel--Guyana
Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann), Sir, 1804-1865--Diaries
Guyana--Description and travel
Guyana--Discovery and exploration--British
Explorers, British--Biography
Travellers' writings, English
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