In 1736 Richard Pococke set out on his second Grand Tour. For a year and a half he and his cousin Jeremiah Milles visited large parts of The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Italy, but in September 1737 Pococke decided to continue alone to the East. This essay traces Pococke's travels and his interest in Natural History of the East. After examining in detail his collecting habits and the publication of scientific details in his travelogues, the author concludes that Pococke was a keen collector of natural curiosities rather than an experienced and scientifically inclined naturalist.

Richard Pococke and the Natural Curiosities of the East

Jan Marten Ivo Klaver
2020-01-01

Abstract

In 1736 Richard Pococke set out on his second Grand Tour. For a year and a half he and his cousin Jeremiah Milles visited large parts of The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Italy, but in September 1737 Pococke decided to continue alone to the East. This essay traces Pococke's travels and his interest in Natural History of the East. After examining in detail his collecting habits and the publication of scientific details in his travelogues, the author concludes that Pococke was a keen collector of natural curiosities rather than an experienced and scientifically inclined naturalist.
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