ISBN 9788121508247,The Voyages Of Sir James Lancaster, Kt. To The East Indies: With Abstracts Of Journals Of Voyages To The East Indies, During The 17Th Century, Preserved In The India Office And The Voyage Of  Captain John Knight (1606), To Seek The North-West Passage

The Voyages Of Sir James Lancaster, Kt. To The East Indies: With Abstracts Of Journals Of Voyages To The East Indies, During The 17Th Century, Preserved In The India Office And The Voyage Of Captain John Knight (1606), To Seek The North-West Passage

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ISBN 9788121508247
Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1998
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788121508247

ISBN-10 812150824X
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 346 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Tourism

In the present volume are described the voyages of James Lancaster followed by a calendar of all the manuscript journals of voyages during the seventeenth century present in the India Office during the 1870s. Abstracts of few of the most interesting voyages are given in considerable detail. The narratives on the voyages of James Lancaster are based on the collections of Hakluyt and Purchas. Lancaster was one of the leading seamen of his times, and he commanded the first two voyages to the East Indies (1591, 1594). He was the founder of English trade with the East Indies which let to the foundation of the British Empire of India. He afterwards served as a Director of the East India Company in London, where his great experience was invaluable in preparing subsequent ventures, and in the general conduct of the Company's affairs.
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