(Ross, Captain): DIARY OF A JOURNEY OVERLAND THROUGH THE MARITIME PROVINCES OF CHINA, FROM MANCHAO ON THE SOUTH COAST OF HAINAN TO CANTON, IN THE YEARS 1819 AND 1820.. London, 1822. 116 pp. 23x14 cm. Modern cloth.
Printed for Sir Richard Phillips. London. Rare and unattributed journal of a voyage from Macao towards Tenon, in Cochin-China, comprising a separately-published extract from Sir Richard Phillips' large publication 'Voyages and Travels' Volume VI. While it is not known who wrote the journal it seems very likely that 'J.R. Supercargo' whose name appears at the end of "Advertisement", a brief note which precedes the main text in the manner of a foreword, is one Captain Ross, captain of the "Friendship", the vessel in question, and who could well have written the diary. An early description of the island of Hainan and its people and which also includes a number of interesting articles: 'Observations on the State and Improvement of Education and Religion in China and India'; 'Extracts from the Chinese Criminal Code of Laws'; 'Official Paper from the Canton Government Respecting Opium dated April 5, 1820'; 'A Sketch of the National and Religious Character of China'; 'Sketch of the Chinese Method of Printing'. Lust 227. Bound in modern brown cloth-covered boards. Contents very good and clean. Rare.
Subjects: Foreigners in Travel
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 568 in printed List 190.
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