1800 Symes Kingdom of Ava BURMA Burmese Diplomacy India Rangoon Customs Irawaddy

SYMES, Michael

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Michael Symes was an 18th-century Irish diplomat most remembered for his first mission to Burma in 1795. This expedition, which was initiated by the Governor-General of India, allowed Symes to reside at Rangoon and protect the interests of British subjects and improve political relations with India. The ODNB notes this work as

‘the first detailed account of the country written in English. It addressed the history, geography, culture, and economics of Burma.’

This work is also notable for a description of the Irawaddy River – the first reliable charting of the river as well as reports on Burmese costumes, customs, art, architecture, and plants.

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1800 Symes Kingdom of Ava BURMA Burmese Diplomacy India Rangoon Customs Irawaddy

 

Michael Symes was an 18th-century Irish diplomat most remembered for his first mission to Burma in 1795. This expedition, which was initiated by the Governor-General of India, allowed Symes to reside at Rangoon and protect the interests of British subjects and improve political relations with India. The ODNB notes this work as

‘the first detailed account of the country written in English. It addressed the history, geography, culture, and economics of Burma.’

This work is also notable for a description of the Irawaddy River – the first reliable charting of the river as well as reports on Burmese costumes, customs, art, architecture, and plants.

 

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SYMES, Michael

 

An account of an embassy to the kingdom of Ava, sent by the Governor-General of India, in the year 1795. : By Michael Symes, Esq. Lieut.-Col. in His Majesty’s 76th Regiment. Second edition, in three volumes.

 

London : Printed for J. Debrett, Piccadilly, by Wilson and Co. at the Oriental Press, Wild Court, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, 1800

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 3 volumes
    • I 364p
    • II 416p
    • III 372p
  • References: Brunet V:611; Cordier BI 445; Howgego S200; Lowndes 2564; Abbey; Travel 405
  • Language: English
  • Binding: leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

 

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3710

Category

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

SYMES, Michael

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete