M'LEOD, John. [McLEOD]
VOYAGE OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ALCESTE, ALONG THE COAST OF COREA, TO THE ISLAND OF LEWCHEW, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HER SUBSEQUENT SHIPWRECK.
AN EARLY COLOR ILLUSTRATED PRIMARY SOURCE ON OKINAWA & KOREA London 1819, Murray. 3/4 Blue leather over cloth, 5 hand- colored aquatint coopper etched plates, 339p., appendix, frontis of the author, 3rd edition, map, 1. b.w. engraving. RARE A fascinating primary source, with commentary on China and the Ryukyu Islands. With 8 very nice colored engraved plates. Covering the voyage from England to the Brazils, the Cape of Good Hope, Java, and the Gulf of Pe-tche-lee. The ships visit Chinese Tartary, the provinces of Pe-tche-lee and Shantung, and examine the coast of Corea. Arrival to the island of Grand Lewchew, kind reception by the natives, account of history, general character & manners of this singular people. Remarks on the climate and produce of the island. Passage from Lewchew to Canton, observations on the Chinese people. Ship visits Manilla [sic]. Shipwrecked on Pulo Leat, attacked by Malays, Passage of Lord Amherst & the Embassy to Batavia. Remarks on Java, homewards, touch at the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena, arrival in England. A fascinating work, outlining the voyage and very useful comments on the countries, people and ethnology. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Abbey Travel 559: "An account of a voyage undertaken whilst Lord Amherst's embassy was in China and Lord Amherst was on board. It was on this voyage that the people of Luchu [Ryukyu] were first visited by Europeans. The island was later renamed Okinawa. On the return journey the ship called at Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, manila and Java before striking a submerged rock. A vivid account of the wreck is given." * Color scans can be sent by email.Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * BUY WITH CONFIDENCE 43 YEARS EXPERIENCE ! * * * !! WARNING: The above description is COPYRIGHT protected material under United States & International Copyright & Intellectual property laws. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART is a felony and will be PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW !!! The entire text and contents of this description is Copyright protected 2002-2010 Rare Oriental Book Co.
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