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An Authentic Account of the Embassy of the Dutch East-India Company, to the Court of the Emperor of China, in the Years 1794 and 1795 - Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History Volume 1 (Paperback)
  • An Authentic Account of the Embassy of the Dutch East-India Company, to the Court of the Emperor of China, in the Years 1794 and 1795 - Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History Volume 1 (Paperback)
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An Authentic Account of the Embassy of the Dutch East-India Company, to the Court of the Emperor of China, in the Years 1794 and 1795 - Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History Volume 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 09/06/2011
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First published in French in Philadelphia in 1797 and translated into English for the London edition of 1798 reissued here, this travelogue by Andre Everard van Braam Houckgeest (1739-1801) was received with enthusiasm by readers hungry for exotic accounts of distant lands. It vividly describes a visit to the Chinese imperial court by a delegation from the Dutch East India Company soon after the British Macartney embassy, and delivers a rare glimpse of an unfamiliar landscape and culture. Fascinated by his experiences en route from Canton to Beijing and at the Summer Palace, van Braam records that he thought it 'far better to lose a few hours rest, than to let a single remarkable object escape me'. Volume 1 follows the expedition's journey from Canton to Uoitime, and includes notes on special terms and important cultural concepts, a 'correct chart' of the route taken and a full itinerary.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108029056
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm

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