Lot 2061822 ‘Diary Of A Journey Overland through the...

Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am



1822 ‘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’ Book Printed for Sir Richard Phillips. First Edition. A very interesting 116 page book extensively detailing the author’s journey after shipwreck through this part of China supported financially by the Mandarins and regional governors. He was Supercargo on the British ship "Friendship" commanded by Captain Ross. When she sprang a leak off Hainan the crew abandoned ship, traversed the island, and made their way to Canton, at the time still closed to foreigners. In later board covers and cloth spine, pages have minor marks and otherwise overall A/G condition

Guide Price: £300.00 - £340.00

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