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A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793: Containing a General View of the Valuable Productions and the Political Importance of This ... Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia)

A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793: Containing a General View of the Valuable Productions and the Political Importance of This ... Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia)

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John Barrow
Cambridge University Press, 4/27/2015
EAN 9781108082136, ISBN10: 1108082130

Paperback, 510 pages, 29.7 x 21 x 2.6 cm
Language: English

A staunch supporter of exploration, Sir John Barrow (1764–1848) backed expeditions to Africa, Australia, the Arctic and the Antarctic during his forty-year tenure as Second Secretary to the Admiralty. In his early career, he served as an aide to the diplomat Lord Macartney, joining him on his 1792–4 embassy to China, and during his later governorship of the Cape of Good Hope. Barrow was a prolific author, setting new standards of detail and accuracy for travel writing. In this 1806 account, he recounts the embassy's journey to Cochinchina (now Vietnam) via Brazil and Java. In one of the first illustrated accounts of the country in English, Barrow applies his boundless curiosity and elegant style to history, politics, local customs, and the flora and fauna. His autobiography and several other volumes of his travel writing are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Preface
1. The island of Madeira
2. The island of Teneriffe
3. The island of St Jago
4. Rio de Janeiro
5. General observations on the Brazils
6. The islands of Tristan da Cunha and Amsterdam
7. The strait of Sunda and island of Java
8. Batavia
9. Cochinchina
10. General sketch of the manners, character, and condition of the natives of Turon
11. Advantages of a commercial intercourse with Cochinchina
An account of a journey to Leetakoo
Index.