ISBN 9788121507769,The Voyage Of Thomas Best To The East Indies 1612-14

The Voyage Of Thomas Best To The East Indies 1612-14



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1997

ISBN 9788121507769

ISBN-10 8121507766

Hard Back

Number of Pages 372 Pages
Language (English)


The present volume narrates the tenth voyage conducted by the East India Company during the years 1612-14. The commander of the voyage was Thomas Best and fleet consisted of two vessels-Dragon and Hosiander. The purpose of the mission was the establishment of trade in Western India. The lading of the two ships consisted chiefly of broadcloth, ivory, quicksilver, lead and iron; while a large stock of Spanish rials were provided for the purpose of return cargoes. The most notable achievement of the mission was the settlement of a factory at Surat and victory over the Portuguese, thus boosting the national spirit of the British and providing the establishment of hopeful commerce in India.