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 (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

Author: Edward Belcher, Sir; Richard Brinsley Hinds; Great Britain. Admiralty.
Publisher: London : Henry Colburn, 1843.
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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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Genre/Form: History
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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: "Chiefly American Pacific coast, Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Solomons, New Herbrides, Hawaii, Duch East Indies and China"--Bagnall.
"Published under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty."
Includes index.
Maps in pocket.
"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.
Description: 2 v. : ill., plates, fold. maps ; 25 cm.
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 ; 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.
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]. 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.

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