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Viaje de Nueva Granada a China y de China a Francia
Paris: Imprenta de Simon Racon y Comp, 1861. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. l, 568p. Contemporary quarterbinding. 23cm. Scuffing. Extremities rubbed. Light to moderate foxing. Old library stamp on title-page and last page of Indice. Spanish text. Armero, a member of a prominent Colombian family, traveled to China after spending a few years in Cuba and becoming interested in the notorious "coolie trade" (importing Asian men, often against their will, to labor under horrific conditions in the Americas). He traveled to China in 1855 via the United States, France and Egypt and spent the next three years in Southern China observing their customs and also dispatching several shiploads of Chinese workers to the New World. He devotes almost fifty pages to his visit to the Holy Land but has little else to say about his return trip to France. Armero remained heavily, and profitably, involved in the "coolie trade" for more than a decade after he made this trip.
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