[John Holman R.N.]
London Published May 23, 1849, by Henry Squires & Compy. (Late Colnaghi & Puckle) Printsellers & Publishers to Her Majesty, and to the Royal Family. 23, Cockspur Street.
Mezzotint. Plate 406 x 318mm. 16 x 12½". Large margins.
James Holman FRS (1786-1857), known as the "Blind Traveler," was a British adventurer, author and social observer, best known for his writings on his extensive travels. He entered the British Royal Navy in 1798 and by 1807 he was appointed lieutenant. From 1819 to 1821 he journeyed through France, Italy, Switzerland, the parts of Germany bordering on the Rhine, Belgium and the Netherlands. In 1822 he set off again towards Russia, returning home via Austria, Saxony, Prussia and Hanover. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Linnaean Society. His last journeys were through Spain, Portugal, Moldavia, Montenegro, Syria and Turkey.
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