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A New Account of the East Indies
Being the Observations and Remarks of Capt. Alexander Hamilton

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: April 2013
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108055192

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  • 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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    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108055192
    • length: 354 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Available
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    33. Treats of the towns, cities, country, and customs of Bengal
    34. Is a continuation of the description of Bengal
    35. Gives an account of Xatigam
    36. Gives an account of the famous kingdom of Pegu
    37. Gives an account of the Pegu clergy
    38. Treats of Merjee and Tanacerin
    39. Give an account of Malacca
    40. Treats of the dominion of Johore
    41. Gives an account of the island of Sumatra
    42. Gives an account of the islands and trading ports on the west coast of Sumatra
    43. Treats of the east side of Sumatra
    44. Treats of Java and the islands near it
    45. Gives an account of Borneo
    46. A continuation of the dominions of Johore
    47. Gives an account of the dominions and city of Siam
    48. Gives an account of Cambodia
    49. Treats of Couchin-China
    50. Gives some account of China
    51. Some observations and remarks on the province and city of Canton
    52. Is a continuation of the history of Fokien
    53. A continuation of observations on the gods, clergy, and devotion of the Chinese
    54. Gives some account of the islands of Mindanoa, Luconia, Formosa, and Japon.

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