Record number 07/3910
Author Holman, James Baptiste, 1785 - 1857
TitleA Voyage Round The World, Including Travels In Africa, Asia, Australasia, America, Etc. Etc. From MDCCCXXVII to MDCCCXXXII. By James Holman, R.N. F.R.S. Etc. Etc. - [Epigraph] - Vol. I. (- IV.)
ImprintLondon:: Smith, Elder, And Co., Cornhill, Booksellers, By Appointment, To Their Majesties. -, 1834. (-1835.)
Physical Description4 vols.; 224 mm. (Octavo.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: [6], x, [2], 491, [1], 8 p., frontis., [5] pl. (one dble.) (The first two unnumbered pages are found only in copies issued after the publication of all four volumes, for they carry the publishers' advertisement for the 'recently published' vols. 2-4, of which vols. 3, 4 were not published until 1835.) - Vol. II: [2], xiv, 492 p., frontis., [4] pl. (one dble.) - Vol. III: xv, [1], 473 p., frontis., [5] pl. - Vol. IV: viii, 519, [1], 27, [1] p., frontis., [5] pl. (one dble.)
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Publishers' advertisement, half-title, frontis., t.p.] - Advertisement - [Dedic.] - Contents Of Vol. I - List Of The Embellishments - [Text, and plates]; [colophon] - [Publishers' advertisement]; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Advertisement - Impromptu, By A Lady ... [verses] - List Of The Embellishments - Contents Of Vol. II - [Text, and pl.]; [colophon]. - Vol. III: [Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Advertisement - List Of The Embellishments - Contents Of Vol. III - [Text, and pl.]; [colophon]. - Vol. IV: [Frontis., t.p.] - Advertisement - List Of The Embellishments - Contents To Vol. IV - [Text, and pl.]; [colophon] - [Publishers' advertisement]; [colophon].
Summary NoteThe author had been invalided out of the Royal Navy of Great Britain in 1810 and had become completely blind shortly afterwards. Nevertheless he undertook several journeys. Before the present publication he had brought out 'A Narrative Of A Journey ... Through France, Italy ...', and 'Travels Through Russia, Siberia ...'.

The present four volumes carry the publication-dates of 1834 (vols. 1, 2) or 1835 (vols. 3, 4). The first describes Holman's journey through Madeira, the Canaries, west Africa and Brazil; the second, through Brazil, South Africa, Mauritius and Madagascar; the third, through Zanzibar, the Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and India; the fourth, through Malaysia, Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand, Cape Horn and the return to Britain.

The plates show: (Vol. I) portrait of Holman, views of Tenerife, Fernando Po, Ascension; (v. 2) views of Brazil and South Africa; (v.3) views of Zanzibar, Mauritius and Sri Lanka; (v.4) views and one map of Guangdong and the China Seas.
Responsibility NoteThe portrait of Holman is signed as drawn by Wageman and engraved by E. Finden.

Most other plates are signed by draughtsman and lithographer. Draughtsmen were J.M.C. Airey, Jas. Barber, J.M. Gatler, J.D. Agassiz, L. Haghe, W.I. Huggins, T. Daniel, J.G. Galler, Capt. Forbes and 'A Chinese artist'. Lithographers were L. Haghe or C. Haghe. Most plates carry the imprint of the lithographic printers, Day & Haghe, and the imprint of the publisher, Smith, Elder and Co. In some cases the plate is said to be printed from zinc rather than stone.

The printer is named in the colophons: 'G. Norman, Printer, 29, Maiden-Lane, Covent Garden.'

The work is dedicated by James Holman to the Queen [Adelaide].
SubjectBritish - Travelers, British - Sailors, British - Journeys - Travel - Blind (people) - Voyages and travels - Ocean travel - Voyages around the world - History - 19th century
Drawings - Travel sketches - Great Britain - 19th century
Travel literature - Memoirs - Biography - Publishers' advertisements - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Zincographs - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Holman, James Baptiste, 1785 - 1857
Binding Note19th-century green watered-cloth-covered boards; spines lettered 'Holman's Voyages & Travels'.
ProvenancePresented by the author in 1847 (acknowledged RA Council Minutes, X, 146).
Contributors Adelaide, Queen, consort of William IV, King of Great Britain, 1713 - 1849, dedicatee
Wageman, Thomas, ca. 1787 - 1863, source artist
Finden, Edward Francis, 1791 - 1857, engraver
Airey, J. M. C., R.N., fl. ca. 1834?, draughtsman
Barber, James, R.N., fl. ca. 1834?, draughtsman
Gatler, J. M., R.N., fl. ca. 1834?, draughtsman
Agassiz, J. D., R.N., fl. ca. 1834?, draughtsman
Haghe, Louis, 1806 - 1885, draughtsman
Huggins, William John, 1781 - 1845, draughtsman
Daniel, T., fl. ca. 1834?, draughtsman
Galler, J. G., fl. ca. 1834?, draughtsman
Forbes, fl. ca. 1835?, draughtsman
Norman, George, fl. 1824 - 1871, printer
Holman, James Baptiste, 1785 - 1857, previous owner, donor
Smith, Elder and Company (London). publisher
Day and Haghe (London). lithographic printer
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