Narrative of a voyage round the world : performed in Her Majesty's ship Sulphur, during the years 1836-1842, including details of the naval operations in China, from Dec. 1840, to Nov. 1841; published under the authority of the Lords Comissioners of the Admiralty (Book, 1843) [WorldCat.org]
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Narrative of a voyage round the world : performed in Her Majesty's ship Sulphur, during the years 1836-1842, including details of the naval operations in China, from Dec. 1840, to Nov. 1841; published under the authority of the Lords Comissioners of the Admiralty
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Narrative of a voyage round the world : performed in Her Majesty's ship Sulphur, during the years 1836-1842, including details of the naval operations in China, from Dec. 1840, to Nov. 1841; published under the authority of the Lords Comissioners of the Admiralty

Author: Edward Belcher, Sir; Richard Brinsley Hinds; Great Britain. Admiralty.
Publisher: London : Henry Colburn, London: G. J. Palmer 1843.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Captain Edward Belcher (1799-1877) served on, or was in command of, numerous surveys of the coasts of Northern and Western Africa, Ireland, Western America, China, Borneo, the Phillipines, and Formosa. In 1852, he commanded the expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Belcher's account of his circumnavigation commences in February, 1837, in Panama, when he took command of the Royal Navy Ship Sulphur and, together  Read more...
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Belcher, Edward, Sir, 1799-1877.
Narrative of a voyage round the world.
London : H. Colburn, 1843
(OCoLC)656550605
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Belcher, Sir; Richard Brinsley Hinds; Great Britain. Admiralty.
OCLC Number: 4524173
Notes: Complete imprint at foot of title page: London: "Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street. 1843." On the verso of the title page: London: printed by G. J. Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand."
"Published under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty."
Includes index.
3 folding maps in pocket integral to the front board of v.1.
"Chiefly American Pacific coast, Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Solomons, New Hebrides, Hawaii, Duch East Indies and China"--Bagnall.
"The regions of vegetation; being an analysis of the distribution of vegetable forms over the surface of the globe in connexion with climate and physical agents. By Richard Brinsley Hinds": v. 2, 1 p., p. [325]-460.
Map "Method of shewing the track of ground ... " has further label: "Large circles indicate radios of vision by dalight, narrow parallels, track by night."
All maps and engravings have imprint at the foot, variously, generally including place of publication (London), publisher (Henry Colburn) adn street (Great Marlbro' or Marlborough Street), and the date (1843); "Chart of the Canton River...", signed "I. Purdy Sculpt" with "Published by Henry Colburn, Marlborough Street, Feby. 1843" at the foot.
Some copies include publisher's advertisements, e.g. 16 p., p. 1-2 signed "A" and "A2" , with printer's name "C. Whiting, Beaufort House."
"Kuikahi" (v.2, p. 323-324) appears in both English and Hawai'ian in parallel columns, and has at the foot "Kamehameha III. Ed. Russell, Captain of H. B. Majesty's Ship Actaeon."
Description: 2 volumes, 19 leaves of engravings, 3 folding maps : illustrations, plates, folding engraved maps ; 25 centimeters.
Contents: Volume I Hydrographic instructions for Captain Beechey, subsequently for Captain Belcher / F.B. ; Instructions to Captain Beechey, subsequently to Commander E. Belcher / by the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High-Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c. VOLUME II: APPENDIX. Nicaragua --
Convention between His Majesty and the Emperor of Russia, respecting the free navigation, commerce, and fisheries in the Pacific Ocean, and the limits on the N.W. coast of America. Signed at St. Petersburgh, February 28th, 1825. Presented to both houses of Parliament by His Majesty's command, May 1825 --
Marquesas --
Kuikahi [Treaty] --
The regions of vegetation: being an analysis of the distribution of vegetable forms over the surface of the globe in connexion with climate and physical agents / by Richard Brinsley Hinds, Esq. MAPS. Charts shewing the tracks of H.M.S. Sulphur, from 1837 to 1842, Captain Sir Edward Belcher Knt. R.N.C.B. [world map: 42.7 x 68.3 centimeters; 40.0 x 64.9 centimeters; 23° W to 1° E] --
Method of shewing the track of ground searched by H. M. S. Sulphur [20.5 x 42.6 centimeters; 17.1 x 39.3 centimeters; 14° 40'-18° 45' N, 129° 9' -139° 11' W] --
Chart of the Canton River reduced from the survey by Capt. Belcher R.N. [bar graph: 3.7 centimeters = 10 nautical miles; scale: 1:3,363,000; 29.1 x 30.0 centimeters; 25.1 x 27.2 centimeters].
Other Titles: Voyage round the world, 1836-1842
Responsibility: by Captain Sir Edward Belcher, commander of the expedition.

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Captain Edward Belcher (1799-1877) served on, or was in command of, numerous surveys of the coasts of Northern and Western Africa, Ireland, Western America, China, Borneo, the Phillipines, and Formosa. In 1852, he commanded the expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Belcher's account of his circumnavigation commences in February, 1837, in Panama, when he took command of the Royal Navy Ship Sulphur and, together with the RNS Starling, sailed northward to Central America, thence to the Sandwich Islands [Hawaii]. They then sailed back to North America, exploring the Vancouver Island area, then to San Francisco, and south down the coasts of California, and Central America, back to Panama. In 1838, Belcher headed back north, largely repeating the previous cruise, with more stops. Belcher then set sail across the Pacific, visiting Tahiti, Tonga, the New Hebrides, and today's Indonesia. He was then ordered to China, and took part in the naval operations there. Returned to England, via Singapore, Sumatra, Ceylon, Madagascar. Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena and Ascension -- ABE Books.

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