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HALL, Captain Basil.

Account of a voyage of discovery

to the west coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo Island; with an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices.

Stock Code
101579
London, Murray, 1818
£2,500

This expedition formed part of the Amherst embassy and explored the relatively little known East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. Visits were made to Korea and the Ryukyu Archipelago. Korea had been sketchily explored by Europeans, but it was not until the Alceste and Lyra expeditions that detailed information was obtained about the Ryukyus.

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Description

First edition, 4to, xvi, 222, cxxx, [lxxii] pp., 7 aquatint plates, all but one hand-coloured, 5 engraved maps, contemporary calf gilt, black morocco lettering piece, lightly rubbed, an excellent example.

Bibliography

Abbey (Travel), 558; Cordier 3009; Prideaux pp 251, 338; Tooley 241.

Stock ID:101579

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