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Lot nr:876
Book nr:32851
Author:BILLE, Steen
Title:Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47
Town:Kj÷benhavn
Publisher:C.A. Reitzel
Year:1849-51
Description:3 vol. in-8vo, xii-496 ; viii-465-[4] ; 513-LXVII- [3] pp, with 5 folding maps, 19 tinted lithographed plates and one facsimile, foxing as usual. Views of natives in India, China, Java, Japan etc. Contemp. binding in half cloth, together in a modern Solander box
Note:Provenance: Cruising Library Association. Ref. Sabin 5399. First edition.
In 1845, Bille (1797-1883) became captain of the corvette Galathea in which he sailed round the world, overseeing the transfer of Tranquebar and Serampore trading posts which had been sold to the British East India Company, and other trade and diplomatic duties
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