Von Reck’s Voyage – Georgia in 1736


isbn 0-88322-000-8

Found recently in Denmark, these drawings depict Indians, colonists, plants and animals only three years after the founding of Georgia.
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  • 144 pages
  • 46 illustrations
  • 3 maps

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In 1736 a 25-year-old German colonist, Philip von Reck, came with the Salzburgers to Georgia. Von Reck kept a vivid diary and made detailed drawings of what he saw–Indians and colonists at work and play, settlements and houses, plants and animals. These previously unknown drawings from the Royal Library at Copenhagen, most reproduced in color, provide us with lost glimpses of the infant colony of Georgia only three years after its founding. The editor is Chief Parliamentary Librarian of Denmark.

Von Reck’s Voyage, Georgia, 1736, Philip von Reck, Philip Georg Friedrich von Reck, artist, naturalist, artist-naturalist, explorer, German, Salzburger, drawings, watercolors, plants, animals, Indians, birds, colonists, travels, Georgia history, Southern history, American history, America, Denmark, Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Kristian Hvidt, Joseph Ewan, George F. Jones, William C. Sturtevant, journals, voyage, Indian life, John White, travel diary, John Wesley, Simonds, London Merchant, Ebenezer, Salzburg, Savannah, James Oglethorpe, General James Oglethorpe, Trench Island, Tybee Island, Ossabaw Island, St. Catherine’s Island, Sapelo Island, Saint Simon’s Island, Amelia Island, Isle of Wight, English Channel, alligator, New Ebenezer, water snake” petigua, flying squirrel, Frederica, black skimmer, opossum, red-winged black bird, greater yellow legs, blue jay, red-shouldered hawk, great blue heron, squash, pawpaw, walnut, cocoa, watermelon, honey locust, wild ginger, magnolia, plumegrass, Creek Indian, passion flower, Yuchi Indian, Indian Busk, otter, Carolina parakeet, passenger pigeon, art, art history, American art, Southern art; natural history


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