The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. ‘Samarang’
Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 S238 1843
London: Reeve and Benham
This wonderful image of an Ourang Outan or Pongo is from a volume in the Scientific Expedition Reports transferred to Special Collections from the Science Library in 2013. HMS Samarang left England in February 1843 to make a ‘survey of the various coasts and islands in the Eastern Seas’ (Arthur Adams, preface to Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Samarang). The expedition party travelled to Borneo, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Japan, Mauritius and many places in between. Published in 1850, this volume contains many beautiful coloured plates of the animals observed in these spots.
John Edward Gray, et al, “The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. ‘Samarang’,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 6, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8383.