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John Pinkerton - A Collection of the Best Historical Travels and Voyages in Asia - 1811

‘A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World’ - Volume the seventh: Asia, illustrated with plates - (ii), 821 pp. + 12 steel engravings - 4to - cloth binding.

Condition: Good. Renewed cloth binding, renewed endpapers. Plates with offsetting on the opposite page. Sometimes browning. Paper is largely clean and completely odourless. Plates show light dried moisture in the margins, but are also mostly good.

Contents:
Travels of Rabbi Benjamin through Europe, Asia, and Africa, from Spain to China (a.d. 1160-1173)
Remarkable travels of William de Rubruquis into Tartary and China (1253)
The voyages of Marco Polo (mid 13th century)
Travels of two Mohammedans through India and China (9th century)
Nieuhoff's travels in China (1655)
Bell's travels in Asia (1762)
Hamel's travels in Korea (17th century)
A description of Tibet, or Tibbet
Goez travels from Lahor to China (1602)
Caron's account of Japan (1631-1638)

The 12 Plates:
View of the valley and the village of Ishorguna
View from the river Ning-po
Excavations on the east side of Canton River
View at Sou-tcheou-fou, Kiang-nan, China
The city of Shau-Chen-fu
The Mountain of the Five Horses Heads
A Chinese temple near Hang-tchoo-fou
Nankin
Porcelain Tower at Nankin
Chinese Burying Place near the Yellow River
Pekin
The Great Wall of China.

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Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Geography, History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator John Pinkerton
Book Title A Collection of the Best Historical Travels and Voyages in Asia
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1811
Edition 1st Edition
Language English
Original language Yes
Publisher Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown
Number of pages 821
Dimensions 275×215 mm
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