A treatise on white ants, Madras, April 1777.

MSS.Temp1.Misc Ms.Coll

Date: 1777 | Size: 1 Volumes, 1 volume, 16 p.

Abstract

This is a detailed description of the physiology, habitat, social structure, etc., of white ants.

Background note

The author is most likely Johann Gerald König, a Swiss botanist and pupil of Linnaeus. He traveled in the East Indies and wrote treatises on botanical subjects.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 16 p.

Provenance

Purchased from Myers, 06/26/1974 (1974 773.cccc ms).

Early American History Note

This manuscript collection falls outside the geographic scope of the Early American guide (British North America and the United States before 1840). It may be of interest to scholars interested in global history, international relations, imperialism, or the U.S. in the world.

Indexing Terms


Subject(s)

  • Beyond Early America
  • Insect societies.
  • Termites.
  • White ants