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Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia

Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108071093

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  • John Bell (1691–1780) trained as a physician, but preferred a life of travel and diplomacy. He entered the service of Tsar Peter the Great of Russia, and had already taken part (as the expedition's doctor) in a government mission to Persia in 1715–18 when he was asked to join an embassy to China. This two-volume work, published in 1763, describes both these journeys. The first part of Volume 1 contains the Persian expedition, and the second a narrative of the journey across Siberia to the walls of Beijing. Volume 2 describes the embassy's reception in Beijing and the return journey. It also includes the journal of Lorenz Lange (c.1690–1752), a Swede in Russian service who was an agent at the court of Beijing at the time of Bell's own mission, and short accounts of Bell's later visits to Derbent on the Caspian Sea, and to Constantinople.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108071093
    • length: 824 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
    • weight: 1.26kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: List of subscribers
    Preface
    Part I. A Journey from St Petersburg in Russia, to Ispahan in Persia:
    1. From St Petersburg to Cazan
    2. Occurrences during our stay at Cazan
    3. Occurrences during our stay at Astrachan
    4. Occurrences during our stay at Shamachy
    5. Occurrences during our stay at Tauris
    6. Occurrences during our stay at Ispahan
    7. From Ispahan to Shamachy
    8. From Shamachy to St Petersburg
    Part II: A Journey from St Petersburg in Russia, to Pekin in China:
    1. From St Petersburg to Tobolsky, the capital of Siberia
    2. Occurrences at Tobolsky
    3. Occurrences at Tomsky
    4. Observations on Yakutsky and Kamtzatsky, and journey continued to Irkutsky
    5. From Irkutsky, cross the Lake Baykall, to Selinginsky
    6. Occurrences at Selinginsky
    7. From passing the Saratzyn, and entering the Chinese territories, to our arrival at the wall of China
    8. From the wall of China to Pekin. Volume 2:
    9. Occurrences at Pekin, audience of the ambassador, etc.
    10. Continuation of occurrences at Pekin, etc.
    11. Occurrences at Pekin continued
    12. Some account of the present emperor of China
    13. Our departure from Pekin
    14. Our arrival at the town of Surgute
    Journal of Mr De Lange
    A journey to Derbent
    A journey to Constantinople.

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    John Bell

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