Our Journey around the World; an Illustrated Record of a Year's Travel of Forty Thousand Miles by Francis E. Clark, with Glimpses of Life in Far off Lands As Seen through a Woman's Eyes by his wife Harriet A. Clark. puplished by A. D. Worthington, Hartford, Conn., Washington 1894 - First edition. Accompanied by 100 illustrations by the best artists, and a coloured map of the world.
Description of the year-long journey around the world of Francis and Harriet Clark. Filled with vivid and accurate descriptions of the places they visited. Their travels included Japan, China, India, Palestine (with illustrations of Rachel's Tomb, Yad Absalom and the Old City of Jerusalem), Egypt, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and several Pacific islands. They met people from all walks of life, from farmers to kings. As their journey took place in the late 19th century, they were also witness to several historic events, such as the coronation of Emperor Meiji in Japan and the opening of the Suez Canal. Often they were the only foreigners and first to arrive in places they visited, greeted with curiosity and suspicion by locals. The Clarks hired several artists who joined them on the journey to provide accurate sketches and illustrations of fascinating sights - over 100 black and white illustrations by these artists, documenting scenes and characters they encountered from all corners of the world. Also at the beginning of the book included is a folded colour world map measuring 37x46 cm when opened.
XXXVI, 641 p. 23 cm. Original cover with golden lettering on the spine. Reinforcement along the fold line on the world map. Wear and light flaw in the corners of the cover. Good condition.