A voyage from England to India was published in the late 18th century and contains two large folding maps and 13 etched illustrations. It recollects Edward Ives’s (1719-1786) service in India with the British Army.
Edward Ives was a surgeon on board the flagship Kent, commanded by Charles Watson (1714-1757). The travelogue chronicles Ives’ remarks of the customs and manners of the places he visited in addition to a devoted section on his medical and surgical observations on prevailing diseases, hospitals and patients and, more importantly, Indian medicinal plants and trees. Aside from India, the book details Ives’ journey back to England in 1759, which included visits to Baghdad, Cyprus, Venice, Germany, and the Netherlands.
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TitleA voyage from England to India, in the year MDCCLIV
PublisherPrinted for E. & C. Dilly, London
DimensionsH: 28.5 cm x W: 22 cm x D: 4.5 cm
Genre: Rare Books