FORMING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS
OF NAVIGATION, DISCOVERY, AND COMMERCE,
BY SEA AND LAND,
FROM THE EARLIEST AGES TO THE PRESENT TIME.
BY ROBERT KERR, F.R.S. & F.A.S. EDIN.
ILLUSTRATED BY MAPS AND CHARTS.
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PART II. BOOK III. CONTINUED.
CHAP. IX. Continued. - Early Voyages of the English to the East Indies
before the Establishment of an Exclusive Company.
SECT. IV. Voyage of Mr John Eldred, by Sea, to Tripoli in Syria, and
thence by Land and River to Bagdat and Basora, in 1583.
V. Of the Monsoons, or periodical Winds, with which Ships depart from
Place to Place in India. By William Barret.
VI. First Voyage of the English to India in 1591; begun by Captain
George Raymond, and completed by Captain James Lancaster.
VII. Supplementary Account of the former Voyage, by John May.
VIII. The unfortunate Voyage of Captain Benjamin Wood, towards the East
Indies, in 1596.
IX. Voyage of Captain John Davis to the East Indies, in 1598, as Pilot
to a Dutch Ship.
X. Voyage of William Adams to Japan, in 1598, and long residence in that
Sec. 1. Brief Relation of the Voyage of Sebalt de Wert to the Straits of
Sec. 2. First Letter of William Adams.
Sec. 3. Letter of William Adams to his Wife.
SECT. XI. Voyage of Sir Edward Michelburne to India, in 1604.
CHAP. X. Early Voyages of the English to India, after the Establishment,
of the East India Company.
SECT. I. First Voyage of the English East India Company, in 1601, under
the Command of Captain James Lancaster.
Sec. 1. Preparation for the Voyage, and its Incidents till the Departure of
the Fleet from Saldanha Bay.
Sec. 2. Continuation of the Voyage, to the Nicobar and Sombrero Islands.
Sec. 3. Their Reception and Trade at Acheen.
Sec. 4. Portuguese Wiles discovered, and a Prize taken near Malacca.
Sec. 5. Presents to and from the King of Acheen, and his Letters to Queen
Elizabeth. Their Departure to Priaman and Bantam, and Settlement of
Trade at these Places.
Sec. 6. Departure for England, and Occurrences in the Voyage.
SECT. II. Account of Java, and of the first Factory of the English at
Bantam; with Occurrences there from the 11th February, 1603, to the 6th
Sec. 1. Description of Java, with the Manners and Customs of its
Inhabitants, both Javanese and Chinese.
Sec. 2. Brief Discourse of many Dangers by Fire, and other Treacheries of
Sec. 3. Differences between the Hollanders, styling themselves English, and
the Javans, and of other memorable Things.
Sec. 4. Treacherous Underminings, and other Occurrences.
Sec. 5. Arrival of General Middleton, and other Events.
Sec. 6. Account of Quarrels between the English and Dutch at Bantam, and
Sec. 7. Observations by Mr John Saris of Occurrences during his Abode at
Bantam, from October, 1605, to October, 1609
Sec. 8. Rules for the Choice of sundry Drugs, with an Account of the Places
where they are procured.
Sec. 9. Of the principal Places of Trade in India, and the Commodities they
SECT. III. Second Voyage of the English East India Company, in 1604,
under the Command of Captain Henry Middleton.
Sec. 1. Voyage of General Henry Middleton, afterwards Sir Henry, to Bantam
and the Moluccas, in 1604.
Sec. 2. Voyage of Captain Colthurst, in the Ascension, to Banda.
SECT. IV. Third Voyage of the English East India Company, in 1607, by
Captain William Keeling.
Sec. 1. Disasters in the Outset of the Voyage, with Occurrences till
leaving Saldanha Bay.
Sec. 2. Departure from Saldanha Bay, and Occurrences till the Ships parted
Sec. 3. Instruction learnt at Delisa respecting the Monsoon; with the
Arrival of the Dragon at Bantam.
Sec. 4. Voyage of the Hector to Banda, with Occurrences there.
SECT. V. Narrative by William Hawkins of Occurrences during his
Residence in the Dominions of the Great Mogul.
Sec. 1. Barbarous Usage at Surat by Mucrob Khan; and the treacherous
Procedure of the Portuguese and Jesuits.
Sec. 2. Journey of the Author to Agra, and his Entertainment at the Court
of the Great Mogul.
Sec. 3. The Inconstancy of the King, and the Departure of Captain Hawkins
to the Red Sea, Bantam, and England.
SECT. VI. Observations of William Finch, Merchant, who accompanied
Captain Hawkins to Surat, and returned over Land to England.
Sec. 1. Remembrances respecting Sierra Leona, in 1607.
Sec. 2. Observations made at St Augustine in Madagascar, and at the Island
Sec. 3. Occurrences in India, respecting the English, Dutch, Portuguese,
Sec. 4. Journey to Agra, and Observations by the Way; with some Notices of
the Deccan Wars.
Sec. 5. Description of Futtipoor, Biana, &c. of Nill, or Indigo; and of
Sec. 6. Description of Lahore, with other Observations.
SECT. VII. Voyage of Captain David Middleton, in 1607, to Bantam and the
SECT. VIII. Fourth Voyage of the English East India Company, in 1608, by
Captain Alexander Sharpey.
Sec. 1. Relation of this Voyage, as written by Robert Coverte.
Sec. 2. Supplement to the foregoing Narrative, from the Account of the same
unfortunate Voyage, by Thomas Jones.
Sec. 3. Additional Supplement, from the Report of William Nichols.
SECT. IX. Voyage of Captain Richard Rowles in the Union, the Consort of
Sec. 1. Of the Voyage of the Union, after her Separation from the
Ascension, to Acheen and Priaman.
Sec. 2. Return of the Union from Priaman towards England.
SECT. X. Fifth Voyage of the English East India Company, in 1609, under
the Command of Captain David Middleton.
Sec. 1. Occurrences at Bantam, Booton, and Banda.
Sec. 2. Occurrences at Banda; Contests with the Hollanders; Trade at
Pulo-way, and many Perils.
Sec. 3. Departure for Bantam, Escape from the Hollanders, and Voyage Home.