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Finding Aid for the John Edward Davis's Log of H.M.S. Samarang, 1831-1834
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This illustrated log records the travels of H.M.S. Samarang, a ship of the British Royal Navy that was engaged in surveying coastal areas of Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Panama, and Mexico from 1831-1834.
Little is known about John Edward Davis (1816-1877). His bookplate states "Master Royal Navy". The manuscript suggests that from 1831-1834, H.M.S. Samarang was engaged in surveying in Central and South America. From 1843-1846, Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877) captained H.M.S. Samarang during his travels along the Pacific Coast of North America and throughout Oceania and Southeast Asia. As with his other voyages, these expeditions made contributions to the fields of natural history and ethnography; Belcher published a narrative of his time aboard H.M.S. Samarang in 1848.
201 leaves : paper, ill., 5 maps ; 308 x 190 mm. bound to 320 x 205 mm.
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