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The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval to the East Indies, the Maldives, the Moluccas and Brazil 3 Volume Paperback Set


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Volume I: Introduction; Chronology of Pyrard's voyage; Addenda et corrigenda; Title page of the third French edition; Dedicatory epistle; 1. Narrative of the voyage from the embarking at St. Malo to the Cape of Good Hope; 2. Of the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape of the Needles; 3. We anchor in St. Augustine's bay, at the island of St. Lawrence; 4. We touch at the Comorro Islands; 5. Pitiable wreck of the ship Corbin on the reefs of the Maldives; 6. What happened to the men who were saved from the Corbin; 7. Arrival of a lord bearing the king's commission at the island of Paindoue; 8. Arrival of the author at the island of Male; 9. Grievous sickness of the author; 10. Description of the Maldive Island; 11. Of the religion of the inhabitants of the Maldives; 12. More of their ceremonies at betrothals and weddings, at obsequies and funerals; 13. Of the form of their apparel, of their manner of living; 14. Form of the government of the State; 15. Orders of the people and of the nobility; 16. Of the king's palace; 17. Of the revenues of the king, of the money, traffic, and commerce of the Maldives; 18. Curiosity of the Maldive king; 19. The Maldives, when peopled; 20. Accidents and casualties to ships at the Maldives; 21. Of a captured Portuguese vessel that was wrecked; 22. Divers judgments passed for adultery, lewdness, and other crimes; 23. Of the expedition of the king of Bengal to the Maldives; 24. The kingdom of Bengal, and some observations thereon; 25. Voyage to Calecut by way of Montingue, Badara, and Marquaire; 26. Arrival of the author at Calecut, and a description of that kingdom; 27. More of Calecut; 28. Of the kingdoms of Chaly, Tananor, and Cochin; 29. Voyage from Cochin to Goa. Volume II: Introduction; Chronology of events; Addenda et corrigenda; Dedicatory epistle; 1. Arrival at Goa, and description of the hospitals and prisons there; 2. Description of the island of Goa, the chief inhabitants, and lords; 3. Of the city of Goa; 4. Of the markets, slaves, money, water, and other remarkable things at Goa; 5. Of the government of Goa; 6. Of the Archbishop of Goa; 7. Of the exercises and games of the Portuguese, Metifs, and other Christians at Goa; 8. Of the Portuguese soldiers at Goa; 9. Of the kingdom of Dealcan, Decan, or Ballagate, and the neighbourhood of Goa; 10. Voyage of the author to Ceylon, and description of that island; 11. Of Malaca, a description of it, and the memorable siege which the Hollanders laid thereto; 12. Of the islands of Sunda - Sumatra, and Java - and the towns of Bantan and Tuban; 13. Of the singular things that are brought from the islands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and from the Philippines and Manilla; 14. Of the form and fashion of the Portuguese ships going to the Indies; 15. Of the traffic of the Portuguese throughout the Indies in general; 16. Of the traffic to Brazil; 17. Of the traffic at Mozambique and other places; 18. Of the kingdom of Ormuz; 19. Of the kingdoms of Cambaye, Surat, and of the Grand Mogor; 20. Many captures of Portuguese ships; 21. The author's taking ship at Goa; 22. Departure from Goa. Volume III: Addenda et corrigenda; 23. Return of the author; 24. The island of Saint Helena; 25. Departure from Saint Helena; 26. Of Brazil; 27. Departure from Brazil; Treatise of animals, trees, and fruits; Advice for the voyage to the East Indies; Dictionary of some words of the Maldive language; Appendix; General index.

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A seventeenth-century description of the East Indies, published in English in three volumes (1887-1890) by the Hakluyt Society.

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