Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, during the years 1843-46, employed surveying the islands of the Eastern Archipelago, accompanied by a brief vocabulary of the principal languages : with notes on the natural history of the islands by Arthur Adams. Vol. II

This book is about Captain Sir Edward Belcher who led an expedition to the Malay Archipelago and parts of East Asia in the mid-nineteenth century. The objective of his excursion was to survey that part of the world and chronicle the time he spent with the people of different cultures and traditions. He was accompanied by Arthur Adams who provided the scientific aspects of the voyage by making notes on the natural history of the islands. While Captain Belcher's chronicle covered the ethonological aspects, Adams' account is more scientific in nature concentrating on the wildlife of the Archipelago. There is also a section where a translation of all the different native languages in the Malay Peninsula into English can be found.

 

Title
Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, during the years 1843-46, employed surveying the islands of the Eastern Archipelago, accompanied by a brief vocabulary of the principal languages : with notes on the natural history of the islands by Arthur Adams. Vol. II
Creator
Belcher, Edward, Sir, 1799-1877
Subject
Natural history--Malay Archipelago
1843-1846)
Malay Archipelago--Description and travel
Malay Archipelago--Languages
Geography and Travels
Malay archipelago
Publisher
Reeve, Benham and Reeve, 1848
Contributor
Adams, Arthur, 1820-1878
Digital Description
application/pdf, 61667 KB, 598 p. : ill. (some col.)
Table of Contents
Partial contents: ch. XI. Japan and Loo-Choo
ch. XII. Hong-Kong and the Philippines
ch. XIII. Islands of the Mindoro and Sooloo Seas ...
ch. I, [Adams' notes] Cape de Verds. Cape of Good Hope. Java
ch. II. Borneo
ch. III. Bashee and Meia-Co-Shimah groups
ch. IV. The Philippine Archipelago
ch. V. The Sooloo and Molucca Archipelagoes ...
ch. IX. Borneo
ch. X. Mauritius to England
Concluding remarks
A brief vocabulary of languages.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2007.

 

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