John Turnbull's Resa Omkring Jorden, aren 1800 till 1804…. John TURNBULL.
John Turnbull's Resa Omkring Jorden, aren 1800 till 1804…
John Turnbull's Resa Omkring Jorden, aren 1800 till 1804…

John Turnbull's Resa Omkring Jorden, aren 1800 till 1804…

Orebro: Nils Magnus Lindh, 1807.

Two volumes, duodecimo, uncut set in original printed grey tinted wrappers with paper labels.

Early trade promotion in Europe

Scarce Swedish edition of Turnbull's early trading account of New South Wales, Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands. John Turnbull first travelled to New South Wales as a supercargo aboard the Margaret with his trading partner Captain John Buyers. Arriving in January 1801, Turnbull stayed in the colony for some time before departing on a whaler to Norfolk Island. Further trading ventures through Tahiti, Hawaii and the Pacific (including a disastrous wrecking at the Tuamotus) proved no lasting success, and by December 1803 both Turnbull and Buyers had returned to Port Jackson. Turnbull's book was the first serious account of commerce and trade originating from New South Wales, and was influential in promoting Australia as a venue for commercial success. It was widely disseminated throughout Europe; with French, German and Swedish editions published in rapid succession.

Scarce Swedish edition of Turnbull's early trading account of New South Wales, Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands. John Turnbull first travelled to New South Wales as a supercargo aboard the Margaret with his trading partner Captain John Buyers. Arriving in January 1801, Turnbull stayed in the colony for some time before departing on a whaler to Norfolk Island. Further trading ventures through Tahiti, Hawaii and the Pacific (including a disastrous wrecking at the Tuamotus) proved no lasting success, and by December 1803 both Turnbull and Buyers had returned to Port Jackson. Turnbull's book was the first serious account of commerce and trade originating from New South Wales, and was influential in promoting Australia as a venue for commercial success. It was widely disseminated throughout Europe; with French, German and Swedish editions published in rapid succession.

Ferguson, 454; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 387; O'Reilly and Reitman, 714.

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies Ref: #4206964

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