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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The voyage of M. Ralph Fitch marchant of London by the way of Tripolis in Syria , to Ormus, and so to Goa in the East India, to Cambaia, and all the kingdome of Zelabdim Echebar the great Mogor, to the mighty river Ganges, and downe to Bengala, to Bacola, and Chonderi, to Pegu , to Imahay in the kingdome of Siam , and backe to Pegu , and from thence to Malacca, Zeilan, Cochin, and all the coast of the East India: begunne in the yeere of our Lord 1583, and ended 1591, wherein the strange rites, maners, and customes of those people, and the exceeding rich trade and commodities of those countries are faithfully set downe and diligently described, by the aforesaid M. Ralph Fitch. (search)
they say, from under the sunne, which is from China , which have no beards, and they say there it in with Sandall, Porcelanes, and other wares of China , and with Camphora of Borneo, and Pepper from . Hither to Jamahey come many marchants out of China , and bring great store of muske, golde, silver, and many other things of China worke. Here is great store of victuals: they have such plenty thatabout their heads. Hither come many ships from China & from the Malucos, Banda, Timor , and from ma places. When the Portugals go from Macao in China to Japan , they carry much white silke, goldeIndia, they imploy to their great advantage in China : and they bring from thence golde, muske, silklooke not up untill he be passed. The order of China is when they mourne, that they weare white thrtendome. That which is compounded commeth from China : but that which groweth in canes and is the beynam a great Iland on the Southermost coast of China . Spodium and many other kindes of drugs com[4 more...]
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The money and measures of Babylon, Balsara, and the Indies, with the customes, &c. written from Aleppo in Syria , An. 1584. by M. Will. Barret. (search)
fe a rotilo of Goa, & 9 ounces of Venice sotile: with this they weigh amber, corall, muske, ambracan, civet, and other fine wares. There is also another sort of weight called Mangiallino, which is 5 graines of Venice weight and therewith they weigh diamants and other jewels. Note that in Goa they use not to abate any tare of any goods, except of sacks or wraps, & therfore it requireth great advisement in buying of the goods, especially in the muske of Tartaria which commeth by way of China in bladders, and so weigh it without any tare rebating. The measure of Goa is called a tode, which encreaseth upon the measure of Babylon & Balsara after the rate of 17 & one eight part by the 100, so that bringing 100 pikes of any measurable ware from thence to Goa, it is found 17 pikes 7 eight parts, and bringing 100 codes from Ormuz to Goa, there is found but 93 codes and one fourth part. There is also the vare in Goa, which is just as the vare of Ormuz , and therewith they measu
fe a rotilo of Goa, & 9 ounces of Venice sotile: with this they weigh amber, corall, muske, ambracan, civet, and other fine wares. There is also another sort of weight called Mangiallino, which is 5 graines of Venice weight and therewith they weigh diamants and other jewels. Note that in Goa they use not to abate any tare of any goods, except of sacks or wraps, & therfore it requireth great advisement in buying of the goods, especially in the muske of Tartaria which commeth by way of China in bladders, and so weigh it without any tare rebating. The measure of Goa is called a tode, which encreaseth upon the measure of Babylon & Balsara after the rate of 17 & one eight part by the 100, so that bringing 100 pikes of any measurable ware from thence to Goa, it is found 17 pikes 7 eight parts, and bringing 100 codes from Ormuz to Goa, there is found but 93 codes and one fourth part. There is also the vare in Goa, which is just as the vare of Ormuz , and therewith they measu
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, A declaration of the places from whence the goods subscribed doe come. (search)
rom Malacca. Verzini, from S. Thomas, and from China . Spicknard, from Zindi, and Lahor . Quicksilver, from China . Galls, from Cambaia, Bengala, Istria & Syria . Ginger Dabulin, from Dabul. Ginger B Cambaia. White sucket from Zindi, Cambaia and China . Corcunia, from divers places of India. Corallm, from China . Camphora, from Brimeo neere to China . Myrrha, from Arabia Felix. Costo dulce, from withall, from Chalangi. Alumme di Rocca, from China , and Constantinople. Chopra, from Cochin and Memnar, from Siacca and Blinton. Galangae, from China , Chaul, Goa, & Cochin. Laccha, from Pegu , andfrom Balagvate. Muske from Tartarie, by way of China . Ambrachan, from Melinde, and Mosambique. Indico, from Zindi and Cambaia. Silkes fine, from China . Long pepper, from Bengala and Malacca. Latton, from China . Momia, from the great Cayro. Belzuinum Mandolalo, from Sian , and Baros. Belzuinum burRequillicie, from Arabia felix. Chochenillo, from the West India. Rubarbe, from Persia, and China . [4 more...]
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The times or seasonable windes called Monsons, wherein the ships depart from place to place in the East Indies. (search)
the 10 of May, they cannot enter into Goa, and if at that time also they should not be arrived at Cochin, they are forced to returne to Malacca, because the winter and contrary windes then come upon them. The monson from Goa for China . The ships depart from Goa in the moneth of April. The monson from China for Goa. The ships depart to be the 10 of May in Goa, and being not then arrived, they turne backe to Cochin, and if they cannot fetch Cochin, they retuChina for Goa. The ships depart to be the 10 of May in Goa, and being not then arrived, they turne backe to Cochin, and if they cannot fetch Cochin, they returne to Malacca. The monson from Goa to the Moluccaes. The ships depart about the 10 or 15 of May, which time being past, the shippes can not passe over the barre of Goa for the cause abovesaid. The monson of the ships of the Moluccaes arrivall in Goa. The ships which come from the Moluccaes arrive upon the bar of Goa about the 15 of April. The monsons of the Portingall ships for the Indies. The ships which come from Portugall depart thence ordinarily betwixt the tenth
The monson from Goa for China . The ships depart from Goa in the moneth of April.
The monson from China for Goa. The ships depart to be the 10 of May in Goa, and being not then arrived, they turne backe to Cochin, and if they cannot fetch Cochin, they returne to Malacca.
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Certaine reports of the province of China learned through the Portugals there imprisoned, and chiefly by the relation of Galeotto Perera, a Gentleman of good credit, that lay prisoner in that Countrey many yeeres. Done out of Italian into English by Richard Willes. (search)
an into English by Richard Willes.THIS land of China is parted into 13. Shires, the which sometimeseth neerer unto Malacca then any other part of China , and was first discried by the Portugals befornts of man are good marchandise throughout all China . The dungfermers seek in every streete by exch are served kneeling. The whole province of China is divided, as I have said, into 13. shires, iurthermore the Louteas, with all the people of China , are wont to solemnize the dayes of the new an very much. We are wont to cal this country China , and the people Chineans, but as long as we we& the inhabitants Tamegines, so that this name China or Chineans, is not heard of in yt country. I hineans, as also the whole country to be named China . But their proper name is that aforesaid. Imselves to come from some warmer Countrey then China is neere to Pachin, where the rivers are frosebe many Tartars and Mogores, that brought into China certaine blewes of great value: all we thought[11 more...]
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Of the Iland Japan, and other litle lies in the East Ocean. By R. Willes. (search)
uch like privileges. Finally, this high Priest wont to be chosen in China for his wisedome and learning, made in Japan for his gentry and bi Aloisius Froes to his companions in Jesus Christ that remaine in China and India. THE last yeere, deare brethren, I wrote unto you from Fgraphy divided the whole world into three parts, Japan , Sian , and China . And albeit the Japans received out of Sian and China their superChina their superstitions and ceremonies, yet do they neverthe lesse contemne all other nations in comparison of themselves, and standing in their owne concei to do it into English. Of the Iles beyond Japan in the way from China to the Moluccas . AMONGST other Iles in the Asian sea betwixt Cantinan standeth 19 degrees on this side of the Equinoctiall line nere China , from whence the Chinish nation hath their provision for shipping am is an Ile neere unto the haven Cantan in the confines likewise of China , famous for the death of that woorthy traveller and godly professou
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Of the Iles beyond Japan in the way from China to the Moluccas . (search)
Of the Iles beyond Japan in the way from China to the Moluccas . AMONGST other Iles in the Asian sea betwixt Cantan a Chinish haven in Cathaio & the Moluccas , much spoken of in the Indian histories and painted out in Maps, Ainan and Santianum are very famous. Ainan standeth 19 degrees on this side of the Equinoctiall line nere China , from whence the Chinish nation hath their provision for shipping and other necessaries requisite for their Navie. There staied Balthasar Gagus a great traveller 5 moneths, who describeth that place after this maner. Ainan. is a goodly countrey ful of Indian fruits & all kind of victuals, besides great store of jewelscounterfeit the devil in the forme of a brute beast, offring themselves up to him. Santianum is an Ile neere unto the haven Cantan in the confines likewise of China , famous for the death of that woorthy traveller and godly professour and painfull doctor of the Indian nation in matters concerning religion, Francis Xavier, who
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