Treasure's description

Voyage to Korea

Voyage to Korea

The study of a Korean chief and his secretary is taken from Basil Hallís ĎAccount of a voyage of discovery to the western coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Islandí, published in 1818. An opportunity to explore in uncharted waters arose from a British diplomatic mission to China under Lord Amherst. Hall relates that a Korean chief tried to overcome failure to communicate orally by resorting to written means.