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A New Account of the East Indies: Being the Observations and Remarks of Capt. Alexander Hamilton
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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date April 30, 2013
Pages 350
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781108055192
ISBN-10 1108055192
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Little is known of Captain Alexander Hamilton other than what he tells us in this work, first published in 1727. Written during his retirement, it is both an invaluable source of information on south-east Asia at the time and a lively travelogue of Hamilton's adventurous seafaring life in the service of the East India Company and independently between 1688 and 1723. An engaging storyteller, Hamilton writes of encounters with pirates, the Portuguese, and of a poisoning in Malacca, as well as providing vivid descriptions of the countries he visited - from Africa to Japan via India, Sumatra and China - and their social customs, religions, trade and commerce. His idiosyncratic maps and illustrations enhance his narrative despite his admission that he makes 'but little use of the pencil'. Volume 2 takes the reader up the east coast of India, thence to Burma, Sumatra, Java, Thailand, Cambodia, China, and finally Japan.

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