Book/Printed Material Itinerary Book Kept During the Journey to East India, from October 18, 1746 to June 20, 1749. Dagbok hållen på resan till Ostindien 1746-1749

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Title

  • Itinerary Book Kept During the Journey to East India, from October 18, 1746 to June 20, 1749.

Other Title

  • Dagbok hållen på resan till Ostindien 1746-1749

Summary

  • From 1746 to 1749, the Swedish rigged brig Götha Lejon sailed on a mercantile mission to Canton. Several accounts of what transpired have survived. This handwritten journal, compiled by Carl Johan Gethe, recounts the long journey to and from Canton and relates Gethe's impressions of Cadiz, Canton, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Java. The journal includes astute observations of daily life, descriptions of local customs and the great variety of forms of the Chinese language, and reflections on the journey itself, as well as an enthralling account of the flora and fauna encountered on the voyage. The captain of the Götha Lejon was Bengt Askbom. The journal of Carl Fredrik von Schantz (1727-92) provides another view of the same mission to Canton.

Contributor Names

  • Gethe, Carl Johan, 1728-1765 Creator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1746 to 1749]

Subject Headings

  • -  China--Guangdong Province--Guangzhou
  • -  Spain--Andalucía--Cádiz
  • -  Spain--Canary Islands--Tenerife
  • -  Indonesia--Java
  • -  1746 to 1749
  • -  Canton
  • -  Description and travel
  • -  Diaries
  • -  East India Company
  • -  Götha Leijon, ship
  • -  Trading companies

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 156 pages, XX plates, 1 folded map.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Sweden.
  • -  Content in Swedish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667602

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Gethe, Carl Johan, Creator. Itinerary Book Kept During the Journey to East India, fromto June 20, 1749. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1749, 1746] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667602/.

APA citation style:

Gethe, C. J. (1746) Itinerary Book Kept During the Journey to East India, fromto June 20, 1749. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1749] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667602/.

MLA citation style:

Gethe, Carl Johan, Creator. Itinerary Book Kept During the Journey to East India, fromto June 20, 1749. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1749, 1746] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667602/>.