Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts Volume 8

Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...luxuriance. These islands are flat, small, and swampy; they are uninhabited, and Native sergeant. j-Native corpora!. f Professor of Hindoo learning. A Mussulman professor of language. destitute of good water. We perceived the ruins of a hut on the sea-shore, which had been erected by an adventurer, who came thither from Madras to express oil from the cocoa-nut. The scheme did not succeed; some of the party died, and the rest relinquished the project. Steering between the southern Cocoa, and the north end of the Island of Andaman, we opened Port Cornwallis on the east side of the latter. At eleven o'clock on the 5th, we hauled our wind and stood in; at one, our ship came to anchor, a quarter of a mile from the shore. On landing, we were received by Captains Ramsay and Stokoe (Colonel Kyd, the governor, being absent) with the kindest hospitality, which was equally extended to the captain and officers of the ship, and continued to every individual belonging to the mission, ' during the time that we remained their guests. The settlement in Port Cornwallis is not situated on the principal island, but on a smaller one within the harbour, named by the English Chatham Island; the utmost length of which does not exceed two miles, and the breadth little more than half a mile. The southern extremity terminates in a narrow neck of land, fordable at low water to the main. The Andaman Islands are a continuation of the Archipelago that extends from Cape Negrais to Atchein Head, stretching from 10 32' to 13 40' north latitude, and from 90 6' to 92 59' east longitude. What has been considered as the Great Andaman, is the most northern, about one hundred and forty miles in length, and not exceeding twenty broad. A separation, or strait, however, has late ly, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521552
  • 9781236521552