A Voyage to and from the Island of Borneo
An account mainly of Captain Beeckman's visit to South Kalimantan in 1713 to gain a foothold for British merchants in the lucrative pepper trade there. Unfortunately his arrival coincided with a local civil war. Nevertheless his observant eye was able to take in much about the culture of not only the town dwellers of Banjarmasin, but also of the aboriginal tribes in the vicinity. He also made fairly extensive notes of the wildlife in the region, identifying the orang utan as being particularly worth further study. A facsimile reprint with an introduction by Chin Yoon Fong of the University of Malaya. Good Hardback. Reprint. Originally published in 1718 205 pages
Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1973.
Condition: This is an ex library book with labels on the spine and inside back cover and opposite page and stamps on the text block. There is a little bit of rubbing at the top and base of the spine and the corners. The binding is tight, the text clear and there is faint tanning of the pages.