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Lands of true and certain bounty : the geographical theories and colonization strategies of Jean Pierre Purry / edited and annotated with introductions to the texts by Arlin C. Migliazzo ; translations from the French by Pierrette C. Christianne-Lovrien and 'BioDun J. Ogundayo
Bib ID 4353199
Format BookBook
Author
Purry, Jean Pierre, active 1718-1731
 
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Description Selinsgrove [PA] : Susquehanna University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c2002 
201 p. : maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1575910543
Summary

"The geographical theories and colonization strategies of the Swiss civil servant and entrepreneur Jean Pierre Purry (1675-1736) presented here for the first time in a comprehensive, annotated English-language edition, demonstrate the prominent role that empirical data and scientific knowledge played in his personal New World aspirations. The pamphlets Purry authored and published between 1717 and 1732 illustrate an abiding confidence in his theoretical conclusions regarding geography, climatology, and agricultural science. They also bear witness to a prinicipled single-mindedness of purpose that consumed the latter part of his life and ultimately resulted in the founding of Purrysburg Township, South Carolina, in 1732."--Book jacket.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction: Jean Pierre Purry - A Life Lived Beyond the Horizon
  • 2. Memorial on the Country of Kaffraria and the Terre de Nuyts
  • 3. Second Memorial on the Country of Kaffraria and the Terre de Nuyts
  • 4. Memorial to the Duke of Newcastle Upon the Present Condition of Carolina
  • 5. A Brief Description of the Current State of Carolina.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-192) and index.

Subjects Purry, Jean Pierre, active 1718-1731 -- Views on colonization.  |  Purry, Jean Pierre, active 1718-1731 -- Views on climate.  |  Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie -- History -- 18th century.  |  Land settlement -- South Carolina -- History -- 18th century.  |  Land settlement -- South Africa -- History -- 18th century.  |  Land settlement -- South Australia -- History -- 18th century.  |  Businessmen -- Switzerland -- Biography.  |  South Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, approximately 1600-1775.  |  South Africa -- Colonization.  |  South Australia -- Colonization.
Other authors/contributors Migliazzo, Arlin C., 1951-

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