History Archive > Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt Vol. 1 (1809)

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[Volume 1] Voyages and travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806


Date: 1809




Lord Valentia (later Earl of Mountnorris) set out from England in June 1802, with Henry Salt as his draughtsman and secretary. As well as surveying the east coast of Africa, and investigating the possibilities of trade with Abyssinia and its neighbors, the mission hoped to conclude an alliance giving England a port in the Red Sea, in case France, under Napoleon, should seize Egypt. Salt provided some of the text for Valentia.

3 vols. 9 folding charts & plans, & 60 engraved plates (mainly after drawings by Henry Salt).


Bobins III 1121; Mendelssohn, S. South African bib., v.1, p. 73

Publication Information

Publisher: London : Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer and Co.



Pages: 556

ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-05-13

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