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Journal of an Embassy

from the Governor-General of India to the courts of Siam and Cochin China; exhibiting a view of the actual state of those kingdoms.

Stock Code 112128

London, Colburn, 1828

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The narrative of Crawfurd's embassy to Burma. In 1827, following the First Anglo-Burmese War, John Crawfurd was chosen to travel to Burma (now Myanmar) on a diplomatic mission to the court of the King. Travelling up the Irrawaddy River from Rangoon, Crawfurd recorded his journey and his time spent in Ava. While delayed due to ongoing repairs to his paddle steamer, Crawfurd began collecting natural history specimens and fossils, which he sent to London and Calcutta. Among these were remains of a mastodon. A description of the finds by William Clift and Roderick Impney Murchison is added as an appendix.

First edition; 4to, xii, 516, [ii], 89 pp., lacking half-title, with 5 aquatint plates (3 hand-coloured, 2 with sepia or grey wash), 5 lithographed plates of fossils, engraved plan, folding engraved map, wood-engraved illustrations, some light foxing to lithographed plates, map and plan, map also offset and with small hole at fold, text very clean and bright.

Cordier (Indosinica), 977.
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Journal of an Embassy

CRAWFURD, John

Stock code: 112128

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