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Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, New Holland, Cape of Good Hope, and the Interjacent Ports

Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, New Holland, Cape of Good Hope, and the Interjacent Ports
Compiled Chiefly from Original Journals at the East India House


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108077279

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  • As first mate aboard an East India Company vessel, James Horsburgh (1762–1836) was shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean in 1786 after faulty charts steered the ship onto a reef. Thereafter he devoted himself to the production of accurate charts of the eastern seas, keeping meticulous notes on extensive voyages, and carefully scrutinising the accounts and journals of other mariners. For his efforts, Horsburgh was elected to the Royal Society in 1806, and appointed hydrographer to the East India Company in 1810. The present work, reissued here in its two-volume first edition of 1809–11, remained a standard navigational reference for half a century (it was aboard the Beagle during Darwin's famous voyage). For given locations, it provides a description of the area and landmarks, and lists prevailing winds and currents, as well as any navigational hazards. Volume 1 covers mostly the sailing route to India, via Brazil and the Cape of Good Hope. Volume 2 includes the routes between India and China.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108077279
    • length: 980 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • weight: 2.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Directions for sailing from England towards India. Volume 2: Eastern side of the Bay of Bengal

  • Author

    James Horsburgh

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