Andersson, Karl Johan (1827-1867)

Andersson, Karl Johan (1827-67), Swedish explorer, in 1850 joined Francis Galton in a journey to the territory of the Damaras, and in 1853-54 continued the exploration alone, publishing, on his return to England, Lake Ngami, or Discoveries in South Africa (1856). In 1858 he explored the Okavango, in 1866 set out for the Cunene. He came within sight of the stream, but had to retrace his steps, and died on the homeward journey.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 29.

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