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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
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.wdl/wdl.3040
Library of Congress Control Number
2021667602
Online Format
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2021667602
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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/.

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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/.

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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/>.

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