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Travels in Kamtschatka

Travels in Kamtschatka
During the Years 1787 and 1788
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108062848

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  • Jean-Baptiste-Barthélemy de Lesseps (1766–1834), a French diplomat, served as an interpreter on La Pérouse's voyage around the world, which sailed from Brest in 1785. In 1787, on the eastern coast of the Kamchatka peninsula, he was tasked with an overland mission to get reports back to France as La Pérouse proceeded to Australia. This two-volume work, reissued here in its English translation of 1790, is a compelling account of the one-year journey from Russia to France, and a tale of endurance and resourcefulness in the face of forbidding conditions. More than a mere journal, it also relates the author's observations on the way of life in Kamchatka, its institutions and trade. Rich in detail, the work will appeal to historians and readers with an interest in transcontinental adventure. Volume 1 covers his journey to the Sea of Okhotsk's north-eastern extremity, while Volume 2 follows the return to France.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108062848
    • length: 726 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 41 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Travels, from departure from the naval expedition to arrival at Poustaretsk. Volume 2: Travels, from the departure from Poustaretsk to the return to Versailles
    Vocabulary of the Kamschadale, Koriac, Tchouktchi, and Lamout languages
    Vocabulary of the Kamschadale language at St Peter and St Paul's, and at Paratounka.

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    Jean-Baptiste-Barthélemy De Lesseps

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