PHYSICIAN, COLL OF FLORA & FAUNA
In 1687 Hans Sloane travelled to Jamaica and returned one year later with no less than eight hundred plants which were accompanied by detailed scientific notes of his time on the island. By the mid 1720s, Sloane had become the greatest collector of flora and fauna, books, drawings, maps, medals, coins and paintings ever seen in England and his collection subsequently became the basis for the establishment of the British Museum. Sloane Square, London is named in his memory.
Buy the Book
Hans Sloane and other Great Irish People are featured in the book Great Irish People - A Dictionary of Irish Biography, which you can buy online here.
Hans Sloane Print
This beautiful print of Hans Sloane (1660 - 1753) comes in four sizes 12" x 16" or 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" and Poster size 24" x 36" with two different finishes, Gloss or Parchment and will be delivered to your home or business within 14 days. For a small additional charge you can have a short biography of Hans Sloane printed beside the portrait.