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Journal of a cruise among the islands of the western Pacific : including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian Negro races, in Her Majesty's ship Havannah / by John Elphinstone Erskine.

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Erskine, John Elphinstone. Journal of a Cruise Among the Islands of the Western Pacific. London : John Murray. 1853.

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Erskine, John Elphinstone (1853) Journal of a Cruise Among the Islands of the Western Pacific. London : John Murray.

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Erskine, John Elphinstone, Journal of a Cruise Among the Islands of the Western Pacific. London : John Murray. 1853.

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Captain Erskine, in 1849, sailed from Russell, New Zealand, and reached Niue or Savage Island. He visited Manua, Tutuila, and Upolu of the Samoan Islands. Next, Vavau, Lifuka, and Tongatabu were visited, then Fiji, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and Port Jackson. (Hill) Erskine includes vivid descriptions of the Pacific islanders he encountered.

His ethnographic descriptions of the islanders are greatly enhanced by the exceptional color plates. These depict various Pacific peoples along the voyage, including some with blonde hair. The map shows the route of the H.M.S. Havannah in the western Pacific.

Illustrated with eleven woodcuts plus seven lithographic plates [4 are chromolithographs] including frontispiece, and folding map.

Appendix A: Narrative by John Jackson of his residence in the Feejees [by William Diapea] -- Appendix B: Account of proceedings against Mr. J.C. Lewis touching the death of three natives off the island of Mare -- Appendix C: Trade in sandalwood [by Walter J. Pollard].

Includes bibliographical references.

vi, 488 p., [7] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. (some col.), 1 map, ports. ; 22 cm.

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Abbey Travel 602; Hill 568; Ferguson, 9463

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Publisher: London : John Murray

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English

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British Library

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ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-07-05

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