Karl John (Karl Johan) Andersson (4 March 1827 in Värmland, Sweden – 9 July 1867 in Angola) was a Swedish explorer, hunter and trader as well as an amateur naturalist and ornithologist. He is most famous for the many books he published about his travels, and for being one of the most notable explorers of southern Africa, mostly in present-day Namibia.
1.1 Early life 1.2 Explorations 1.3 Death
2.1 Publications by Andersson 2.2 Published letters and correspondence 2.3 Publications about Andersson
3 See also 4 References 5 External links
Karl Johan Andersson was born on 4 March 1827 in
Charles John Andersson.
In 1849 he departed for London, intending to sell his collection to
raise money for travels around the world. In
Cover of the American edition of one of Anderssons books. Note that his name is misspelled - there should be two "s".
Title page of the same book as above.
Publications by Andersson
Andersson, Charles John (1855). "Explorations in South Africa, with
the Route from Walfisch Bay to Lake Ngami". Journal of the Royal
Geographical Society. 25 (25): 79–107. doi:10.2307/1798105.
Andersson, Charles John (1856). Lake Ngami, or Explorations and
Discoveries in the Wilds of Southern Africa. New York.
Andersson, Charles John (1861). The Okavango River, a Narrative of
Travel, Exploration and Adventure. London.
Andersson, Charles John (1873). The Lion and The Elephant.
Andersson, Charles John (1875). Notes of Travel in South-Western
Published letters and correspondence
Andersson, Charles John. (1987) The Matchless Copper Mine in 1857: Correspondence of Manager C. J. Andersson, edited by Brigitte Lau. Windhoek: National Archives, Namibia. Andersson, Charles John. (1989) Trade and Politics in Central Namibia 1860-1864: Diaries and Correspondence. Windhoek: Archives Services Division, Dept. of National Education.
Publications about Andersson
Wallis, J.P.R. (1936). Fortune my Foe: The Story of Charles John
Andersson, African Explorer 1827-1867. London.
Bjelfvenstam, Bo (1994). Charles John Andersson: Upptäckare, jägare,
krigare Explorer 1827-1867 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Carlsson.
Pettersson, Christer L (2008). In the footsteps of Mr Andersson -
milestones in Swedish-
"Charles Andersson". Retrieved 2006-11-08. "Andersson, Karl Johan". Nordisk Familjebok. 1 (1st ed.). 1876. pp. 716–717.
Works by or about
Charles John Andersson
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 46801985 LCCN: n50021540 ISNI: 0000 0000 8124 8710 GND: 117661031 SELIBR: 203962 SUDOC: 090161718 BNF: cb1217