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. CAPTAIN ROSS.

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. Printed for Sir Richard Phillips. 1822. Stock ID #160861

116pp, leaves uncut. Bound in modern paper covered boards, leather label on spine, some foxing throughout. 22.5 x 14.5cm. This unattributed journal of a voyage from Macao towards Tenon, in Cochin-China is an extract from Sir Richard Phillips' large publication 'Voyages and Travels' Volume VI. While it is not known who wrote the journal it seems very possible that J.R., Supercargo whose name appears at the end of "Advertisement" (a brief note preceding the main text), is Captain Ross, captain of the "Friendship" the vessel in question and likely the author of the diary. A number of interesting articles are included: 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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160861).

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