Item #5000841 The Eastern Seas, or Voyages and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34…. George Windsor EARL.
The Eastern Seas, or Voyages and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34…

The Eastern Seas, or Voyages and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago
The Eastern Seas, or Voyages and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34…

London: William H. Allen and Co., 1837.

Octavo, with four folding maps; a fine copy in full navy gilt morocco.

With four good maps of East Asia

A fine copy of this engaging account of travels in the East Indies, especially Java and the Malay Peninsula. The voyage that Earl describes started from Western Australia, and his appendix includes "Observations on the Unexplored Parts of North and North-Western Australia". The most important section of the book is the long description of Singapore and discussion of its prospects.

A fine copy of this engaging account of travels in the East Indies, especially Java and the Malay Peninsula. The voyage that Earl describes started from Western Australia, and his appendix includes "Observations on the Unexplored Parts of North and North-Western Australia". The most important section of the book is the long description of Singapore and discussion of its prospects.

Earl adds a 14-page article at the end, "Observations on the Unexplored Parts of North and North-western Australia". Many years later he wrote the Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia (published Singapore 1862), a useful book in the settlement of the Northern Territory.

Provenance: Geoffrey Ingleton (renowned Sydney collector, d.1998; with bookplate).

Cordier, Indosinica, 892-3; Ferguson, 2255.

Price (AUD): $2,250.00

US$1,498.62   Other currencies

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