A Voyage to and from the Island of Borneo
An account mainly of Captain Beekman'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. 205 pages.
Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Barnes & Noble, 1973. Reprint of 1718 edition. ISBN: 064903419
Condition: Very Good. Hardback. The cover edges have some rubbing, but no bumping and there is some mild rubbing on the front cover as well. The binding is tight and the text clear with very mild tanning throughout. A smart copy