Siboga expedition

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Expedition route of the Siboga 1899/1900 (coloured) and proposed route by Weber from 1898 (black)
Survey during the Siboga expedition. (Photo from the collection of Tropenmuseum.)

The Siboga expedition was a Dutch zoological and hydrographic expedition to Indonesia from March 1899 to February 1900.

The leader of the expedition was Max Carl Wilhelm Weber. Other members of the crew were his wife and algologist Anna Weber-van Bosse, the zoologist and first assistant Jan Versluys, the zoologist and second assistant Hugo Frederik Nierstrasz, the physician A. Schmidt, and the artist J. W. Huysmans. Captain Gustaaf Frederik Tydeman was responsible for making hydrographic measurements


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  • (November 1900) "The Dutch "Siboga" Expedition to the Malay Archipelago". The Geographical Journal 16(5): 549-552. JSTOR
  • (November 1904) "Review: Research in the Malay Archipelago. Reviewed work(s): Siboga-Expeditie. Uitkomsten op zoologisch, botanisch, oceanographisch en geologisch Gebied verzameld in Nederlandsch Oost-Indië 1899-1900 aan boord H. M. S. Siboga". The Geographical Journal 24(5): 578-580. JSTOR

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