“A Woman's Journey Round the World” is an 1850 travel diary by Ida Pfeiffer of the first of her two trips around the world, chronicling her successful journeys to Brazil, Chile, China, India and more. Ida Laura Pfeiffer (1797–1858) was an Austrian travel writer, ethnographer, and explorer famous for being one of the first female travellers. She travelled over 270,000 kilometers by land and sea through the Americas, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Africa, circling the globe twice between 1846 and 1855. During her journeys, she collected many specimens of plants and animal life, much of which was sold to the British Museum and Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Contents include: “The Voyage to the Brazils”, “Arrival and Sojourn in Rio Janeiro”, “Excursions in the Neighbourhood of Rio Janeiro”, “Journey into the Interior of the Brazils”, “The Voyage Round Cape Horn”, “Arrival and Residence in Valparaiso”, “The Voyage from Valparaiso to Canton Via Tahiti”. “China”, “The East Indies—Singapore”, “The East Indies—Ceylon”, “Madras and Calcutta”, “Benares”, “Allahabad, Agra, and Delhi”, etc. Read & Co. Travel is proudly republishing this classic travel diary now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
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