He begins in the place where devastation was most immediate—the island of Sumbawa and the surrounding region.
The Macassar government, including parts of the islands of Celebes and Sumbawa.
A glance at the chart showed that we were then driving towards the western end of Sumbawa.
Like all great eruptions, that of Sumbawa gave plenty of signs of its coming.
We notice first, Simbana, one of the original names of the island of Sumbawa.
It divides the island of Sumbawa, famous for possessing the most active volcano in the world, from the island of Lombok.
Still more extraordinary—the most remarkable on record—was an eruption in Sumbawa, one of the Molucca Islands, in 1815.
The Bugis are the inhabitants of the greater parts of Celebes, and there seems to be an allied people in Sumbawa.
At last he declared it to be the island of Sumbawa, and by steering to the west an opening was discovered.
Still more extraordinary, the most remarkable on record was an eruption in Sumbawa, one of the Molucca islands, in 1815.