Biographical data


Andrea, A.F.


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1822, Lolland, island in the W. Baltic. Died: May 1893, ?



Captain in the mercantile marine from 1843-78, retiring in the latter year. From 1854 as a captain; in 1865 his ship was destroyed by fire in the South Atlantic, but thanks to his efficiency and presence of mind the crew was saved. Through the influence of Japetus Steenstrup, Professor of Zoology, he became interested in natural history, and did henceforth very extensive collecting work, especially on pelagic animals. As a reward for his valuable aid to science he got a Danish government pension.

He is also the author of poems and religious books.



Presented Herb. Copenhagen [C] with a collection of plants from the Philippines in 1871.


biographical data:

Mr R. Spärck of the Zool. Mus. in Copenhagen in litt. (Aug. 23, 1957).