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Voyage of John Huyghen van Linschoten to the East Indies

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


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  • Date Published: August 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108010863

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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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.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: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108010863
    • dimensions: 322 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Prefatory note
    1. The author's desire to travel
    2. The beginning of my voyage into the East of Portingall Indies
    3. The manner and order used in the ships in their Indian voyages
    4. The description of Mossambique
    5. The description of the coast of Arabia felix, or the red Sea, to the iland and fortress of Ormus
    6. Of the iland and towne of Ormus
    7. Of the coast of Ormus, to the towne and iland named Diu
    8. Of the towne, fortresse and island of Diu
    9. Of the kingdome and land of Cambaia
    10. Of the coast of India
    11. Of the coast of India, that is from Goa to the Cape de Comoriin
    12. The description of the kings, the division of the land and coast of Malabar
    13. Of the islands called Maldyva
    14. Of the iland of Seylon
    15. Of the coast of Choramandel
    16. Of the kingdom of Bengalen, and the river Ganges
    17. Of the coasts and lands of Aracan, Pegu and Sian
    18. Of the towne and fort of Malacca
    19. Of the iland of Sumatra
    20. Of the iland of Java Major
    21. Of the ilands of Maluco
    22. From the Cape Singapura to the towne of Sian
    23. Of the great fruitfull kingdom of China
    24. Of the provinces, townes, and other things in the kingdome of China
    25. Of the town and iland of Machau
    26. Of the iland of Japan
    27. A short relation of the land lying behind Goa
    28. Of the towne and iland of Goa
    29. Of the customs of the Portingales, and such as are issued from them
    30. Of the Portingalles and Mestiços
    31. Of the maner and customes of Portingale and Mestiços women in India
    32. Of the viceroy of Portingall
    33. Of the heathens, Indians, and other strangers dwelling in Goa
    34. Of the times of the yeare in India
    35. Of the money, waight and measure of India and Goa
    36. Of the Indians called Bramenes
    37. Of the Gusurates and Banianes of Cambaia
    38. Of the Canaras and Decanijns
    39. Of the Canarijns and Corumbijns of India
    40. Of the Arabians and Abexiins dwelling in India
    41. Of the black people of Mosambique
    42. Of the Malabares and Nayros in India
    43. Of the Moores and Jews in India
    44. Of the pagodes and Indian idols
    45. Of all the kinds of beastes, cattell, and foules in India. Volume 2:
    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

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    John Huyghen van Linschoten


    Arthur Coke Burnell

    P. A. Tiele


    William Phillip

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