Journal of a Tour Through Pegu and Martaban Provinces
In the Suite of Drs. McClelland and Brandis by Robert Abreu in 1858
Itineraria Asiatica Series - Burma Volume VIII
Itineraria Asiatica is a series of historical reprints of books containing first-hand descriptions and narratives by travellers in Asia. The books, published by Orchid Press in Bangkok, are paperbacks boxed in beautiful slipcases.
Journal of a Tour Through Pegu and Martaban Provinces. One of the earliest accounts in English in these, at that stage, newly 'acquired' possessions of the British Empire, as recorded on three forestry inspection tours in the 1850s. As a forester, Abreu gives detailed accounts of the forests and other vegetation of the areas traversed, but he also writes of the villagers and their peoples. He concludes with a detailed listing of the flora and fauna of Pegu.
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