Oriental commerce, or, The East India trader’s complete guide

Oriental commerce, or, The East India trader’s complete guide : containing a geographical and nautical description of the maritime parts of India, China, Japan, and neighbouring countries, including the eastern islands, and the trading stations on the passage from Europe, with an account of their respective commerce, productions, coins, weights and measures, their port regulations, … → Continue reading

Elmore: The British Mariner’s directory and guide to the trade and navigation of the Indian and China seas

H. M. Elmore: The British Mariner’s directory and guide to the trade and navigation of the Indian and China seas (London: Printed by T. Bensley 1802)

Digitized: National Library of Singapore Bibliographic reference: BS 135 No copy listed in Wiener China-Bibliographie

Renneville: A collection of voyages undertaken by the Dutch East-India Company for the improvement of trade and navigation

Constantin de Renneville: A collection of voyages undertaken by the Dutch East-India Company for the improvement of trade and navigation, containing an account of several attempts to find out the North-East Passage, and their discoveries in the East-Indies, and the South Seas, together with an historical introduction, giving an account of the rise, establishment and … → Continue reading

Linschoten „Itinerario“

Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1563-1611), a merchant and explorer, left the Netherlands in 1576 to join his brother in Sevilla. After working for some years in Portugal and Spain, he got a position with the newly appointed Archbishop of Goa, João Vicente da Fonseca. Linschoten spent about five years as Secretary to the Archbishop and … → Continue reading

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