The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Kohl, Johann Georg

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KOHL, kōl, Johann Georg, German traveler and historian: b. Bremen, 28 April 1808; d. there, 28 Oct. 1878. Nearly his entire life was devoted to travel and historical investigation in Europe and in North America, where he spent four years and published as the fruits of researches ‘Travels in Canada’ (1855); ‘Travels in the Northwestern Parts of the United States’ (1857); ‘History of the Discovery of America’ (1861); and several essays on American cartography. Other works are ‘Travels in the Interior of Russia and Poland’ (1841); ‘The British Isles and Their Inhabitants’ (1844); ‘The Rhine’ (1851); ‘The Danube’ (1853).