OK, I need to add that the rest of the book should also be illuminating.
[Update] This article summarizes the author’s frame of mind!
Here are some more books to read:
- – Popular Voyages and Travels Throughout the Continents and Islands of Asia
– Far Off … Ms. Mortimer visits Oceania, Africa and America this time!
– What the heck, here is the entire compilation – take your pick!