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Voyage of John Huyghen van Linschoten to the East Indies
The First Book, Containing his Description of the East

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  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108010856

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  • The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This account of the East Indian travels of John Huyghen van Linschoten, originally published in the Netherlands in 1596 and translated into English in 1598, was published by the society in 1885 using an edited version of the early translation, supplemented with explanatory notes. It provides a rich source of information about Portuguese trade with the East Indies, as well as descriptions of the fauna, flora and indigenous peoples of the regions he visited, from the Azores and St Helena to Java and Sumatra.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108010856
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 20 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    46. Of the elephant
    47. Of the abadas or rhinoceros
    48. Of the fishes and other beasts in the sea of India
    49. Of all fruits, trees, plants, and common hearbs in India
    50. Of iaqua, or iaacca
    51. Of mangas
    52. Of cajous
    53. Of jambos
    54. Of other fruites in India
    55. Of the Indian figges
    56. Of the palm tree
    57. Of the duryoens, a fruit of Malacca
    58. Of the tree arbor de rays and the bambus
    59. Of the tree called arbor triste
    60. Of the bettele leaves and the fruit arecca
    61. Of the herbe dutroa
    62. Of spices, drugges, plants, and stuffes for physitions
    63. Of cinamon
    64. Of ginger
    65. Of cloves
    66. Of mace, folie, or flowers of nutmegges
    67. Of cardamomum
    68. Of lacke, or hard wax
    69. Of annil or indigo
    70. Of benioin
    72. Of frankincense and mirre
    73. Of manna and rhubarbe
    74. Of the wood called sanders
    75. Of palo de cobra, or snakewood
    76. Of the wood calamba, or lignum aloes
    77. Of the root China
    78. Of amfion, alias opium
    79. Of bangue
    80. Of camphora
    81. Of Tamarinio
    82. Of Mirabolanes
    83. Of other spice and hearbes in India
    84. Of all sorts of pearles
    85. Of diamonds
    86. Of rubies, espinelles, granades, emeralds, and other precious stones
    87. Of the bezar stones
    88. A briefe instruction how to know and find out the right diamantes, rubies, emeralds, perals, and other precious stones
    89. Of rubies
    90. Of the oriental and old emeralds
    91. Of oriental pearles
    92. Of certaine memorable things, passed in India during my residence there
    93. Of my voyage and departure from India to Portingale
    94. A briefe description of the iland Saint Helena
    95. Of the iland called the Ascention
    96. A briefe description of the islands of Canaria
    97. Of the description of the islands of Acores
    98. Of the ilands of Corvo and Flores
    99. Of certain notable and memorable accidents that happened during my continuance in Tercera.

  • Author

    John Huyghen van Linschoten


    P. A. Tiele


    William Phillip

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