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Title: Lands of True and Certain Bounty: The ...

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Edition: 1st Edition.


PURRY, JEAN PIERRE. Lands of True and Certain Bounty: The Geographical Theories and Colonization Strategies of Jean Pierre Purry. (Trans. by Pierrette C. ChristianeLovrien and 'BioDun J. Ogundayo). Susquehanna University Press, (2002). 201 pp., 1st ed., v.g.+/v.g. Bookseller Inventory # 47634

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Synopsis: 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 English-language edition, demonstrate that scientific thinking and empirical data played a preeminent role in the colonial designs of at least one New World enthusiast. Purry wrote from extensive personal experience, drawn particularly from his travels while employed by the Dutch East India Company (1713-1717). Firsthand observations of New World environments, coupled with comprehensive reading in historical geography and a respectable knowledge of eighteenth-century scientific thought, led Purry to theorize about the seminal relationship between sunlight, climate, heat, and soil productivity, and transformed him into a tireless apostle of colonization. These pamphlets, written and originally published between 1717 and 1732, illustrate Purry's abiding confidence in his theoretical conclusions regarding geography, climatology, and agricultural science. They also bear witness to a principled 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.

Product Description: Jean Pierre Purry (1675-1736) was a Swiss civil servant and entrepreneur who pushed for the establishment of Purrysburg Township, SC, in 1732, based largely on his theoretical conclusions about the area's climate and soil productivity and his unrelenting enthusiasm for colonization. In the end, he w

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