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General remarks upon the prevailing Winds and Weather; by a late Commander in the service of the East India Company.
Winds in high latitudes.
Directions general and particular for sailing from England to the Cape of Good Hope.
Directions for sailing from the British Channel towards Porto Santo, Madeira, the Canaries, the Cape Verd Islands, and to the Equinoctial Line.
Directions for going to the Coast of Brazil, and for sailing from thence to the Cape of Good Hope, Isle of Fernand de Noronha, Portuguese Island of Ascension, Rio Janeiro, Isle of Trinidad, Isles of Tristan da Cunha, Gough's Island, &c.
Extracts of Captain Gough's Journal, March 3rd, 1732
Extracts of Osterly's Journal, March 27th, 1758.
The Cape of Good Hope. Directions for going into, and out of Table Bay.
Description of False Bay, and directions for sailing into and out of Simon's or Seamon's Bay.
The Cape and Bank of Agulhas or Lagullas. Instructions for ships bound outwards or homewards.
Instructions for sailing round the Cape of Good Hope, towards India and China.
Islands and Dangers to the Southward and to the Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope. Outward Passage. Directions for the passage to the Isles of St. Paul and Amsterdam.
Outward Passage-Directions for the passage to the Isles of St. Paul and Amsterdam
The Isles of St. Paul and Amsterdam.
Directions for the Passage from the parallel of St. Paul and Amsterdam, or from those Islands to Java Head; and for the Passage of the Straits eastward of Java to China- Account of the prevailing Winds.
Dangers to the Eastward and North, eastward of the Isles of St. Paul and Amsterdam, Cloates Island, The Danish Rock, Houtman's Abrolhos, The Tryal Rocks, Coco or Keeling's Island, and Christmas Island.
General Directions for the Course from the Cape of Good Hope to India by the Isle of France or Mauritius - Instructions for sailing into Diego Rais, or Isle Rodrigue, and into Mauritius.
Inner Passage - Description of the Coast of Africa from Cape Lagullas to Cape Correntes, Struys Bay - Flesh Bay - Fish Bay - Mossel Bay - Algoa Bay, &c.
The Coast, River, and Port of Natal - Coast of Fumos - Da Lagoa Bay - Cape Correntes, &c. Description of the Cloast between Cape Correntes and Mozambique, Cape St. Sebastian, Sosala, Ilhas Primeiras - Angoxa Islands - Mozambique, &c.
Description of the Coast between Cape Correntes and Mozambigue - Cape St. Sebastian - Sofala - Ilhas Primeiras - Angoxa Islands - Mozambique, &c
Description of the Coast of Africa from Mozambique to the Equinoctial Line - Querimba Islands - Cape Delgado - Quiloa - Zanzibar, Mombass - Bay Formosa - Patta, &c.
Directions for the Channel of Mozambique or the Inner Passage - Western Coast of Madagascar - Winds and Currents - Bassas de India, Europa Rocks, &c.
Instructions for sailing into St. Augustin's Bay, and thence to the Comoro Islands - Chesterfield Shoal - St. Christopher's and John de Nova Islands.
Remarks on a Shoal on which the Taunton Castle, James Urston, Commander, grounded in the Mozambique Channel.
The Comoro Islands, and Directions for sailing into their Roads - Comoro - Mohilla - Mayotta - Johanna - Dangers to the Eastward and Westward of the Comoro Islands.
Passage from the Comoro Islands to the Laccadive or Lake-Divas, and the * Nine Degree and Ten Degree Channels, Islands and Shoals in the Passage.
Of the Winds which prevail in the Eastern Seas.
The Periodical Winds or Monsoons, the South-west Monsoon, The Currents.
The North-east Monsoon.
The Monsoons on the Coast of Coromandel, and other places of the Bay of Bengal - The South-west or West Monsoon. The Currents.
The North-east or East Monsoon.
The Monsoons, and shiftings of the Currents in the Bay of Bengal; by a Bengal Pilot.
The South-west Monsoon in the Gulf of Siam, and in the China Seas.
The Monsoons and Currents to the South of the Equator.
The Land and Sea Breezes.
Description of the Archipelago of Islands and Dangers which extend to the East and North-East of Madagascar, extracted chiefly from Mr. D'Apres's instructions in the second edition of his Neptune Oriental.
The Chagas Archipelago - Diego Rays Islands, &c.
The Islands Adu and Candu - London's Bank, &c.
Directions for the Passage to India, by the East of Madasgascar, while the South-east Monsoon prevails in the Indies - Description of the Eastern Coast of Madagascar - Fort Dauphin - Foul Point - Antongil Bay, &c.
Description of the Coast of Africa, from the Equinoctial Line to Cape Guardasui, and Isle of Socotra.
Description of the Coast of Africa to the Westward of Cape Guardasui, and of the Coast of Arabia from Cape Aden to the Straits of Babel Mandel; from the French Neptune Oriental.
The Red Sea or Gulf of Arabia. Instructions for coming into the Red Sea, and going to Moka, with a description of the Arfrican and Arabian Coasts.
Directions for sailing from Cape Guardasui to Babel Mandel, and through the Straits; by Captain Norton Hutchinson of the Doddington, 1753.
Extract of the Journal of the Latham, bound up the Red Sea to Jeddah in 1758.
Direction for sailing from the Malabar side of India to the Red Sea. 1 from Bombay or Surat, on the Northern part of the Coast.
Description of the Coast of Arabia between Aden and Morebat. Macula Bay. Kisseen. Cape Fartash. Dofar, &c. chiefly from Mr. D'Apres.
Description of the Coast of Arabia between Dosar and Mazeira Island, by Captain John Smith of the King's ship San Carlos, 1781
The Eastern Coast of Arabia from Cape Rosalgat to Muscat; with the Coasts of Persia and Sindi, and their description from the Remarks of Lieutenant John Potter, who commanded the Dolphin Brig on those Coasts.
The Gulf of Persia - Instructions for sailing between India and the Gulf of Persia; extracted from the Nautical Memoirs of Lieutenant John McCluer.
The Winds and Currents in the Gulf of Persia.
Direction for sailing up the Gulf of Persia and to Bassora.
Additional Remarks on the Gulf of Persia, from Captain David Rannie.
General Directions from the Gulf of Persia to Surat, Bombay and the Western Coast of India
Description of Bombay Harbour; Directions for sailing in and out, &c. from Lieutenant McCluer's account in 1787.
Directions for sailing into Bombay in hazy weather; by M. Nichelson.
Sailing out of Bombay.
Directions for sailing from Bombay, during the South-west Monsoon, being bound to the Southward; by M. Nichelson.
General Description of the Coast of India from Bombay to Surat, with sailing Directions.
Directions for sailing from Bombay to Surat, with a Tide-table from Bombay to Surat Roads; by Captain Cable.
Blowing Weather in Surat Roads. Direction for going over Surat Bar.
Sailing Directions for the Gulf of Cambay; by Mr. Skinner.
Directions for Vessels to make their Passage to Bombay, in the months of May and June, from Surat Bar; By Mr. Skinner.
Description of the Coast of Guzurat from Groapnaught Point to Diu Point.
The Monsoons, &c. on the Western Coast, or Malabar side of India.
General Description of the Western Coast, or Malabar side of India, from Bombay to Cape Comorin.
Description of the Land of Goa, by the Honourable Thomas Howe. Directions for the Bar and Harbour of Goa, and for Murmugaon.
II. The Coast of Canara.
III. The Coast of Malabar.
The Lack-divas, Lakedivas, or Laccadivas, or Laccadive Islands. Nine Degrees Channel, between Seuhelipar and Malique. Dangers, &c. near the Lackdivas.
The Maldivas and Eight Degrees Channel. Isle of Gama. Ouro Island.
Grafton Rock - Apaluria Island, and Pol-voreira.
Isle of Ceylon. The Gulf of Manar. Description of the South-east Coast of India.
Description of the Western Coast of Ceylon, from Manara to Point de Galle, or Gaul
Instructions for sailing between Point de Galle and Cape Comorin in each Monsoon.
The Southern Coast of Ceylon, from Point de Galle to the Elephant and the Great Bassas.
The Great Bassas - Directions for sailing between Dondra Head and the Great Bassas. Bale of Cotton Rock.
The Eastern Coast of Ceylon, from the Elephant or the Great Bassas to Trincomaley. The Little Bassas.
Description of the Great Bay of Trincomaley, with sailing instruction, &c. from M. Nichelson.
Directions for sailing into Trincomaley Harbour when you come from the Northeward.
Marks for turning into Trincomaley Harbour.
The Eastern Coast of Ceylon from Flag-staff Point to Point Pedro.
Palk's Bay, or the Gulf between the North -west part of Ceylon and India; from the Dutch description.
The Coast of Coromandel. Description of the Coast from Point Calymere to Pondicherry. Negapatam and Shoal - Karical - Tranquebar - Porto Novo, &c.
Description of the Coast from Pondicherry to Madaras - Allemparva - Sadras - Covelong - Madras.
Passage from Tincomaley to Madras, or any other part of the Coast of Coromandel in the North-east Monsoon.
Remarks made in a Passage from Madras to Trincomaley, in April 1762, to avoid the Little Monsoon; by M. Nichelson.
Passage from the Coast of Coromandel to the Coast of Malabar.
Instructions for making the Outer Passage from Madras to Bombay, in the South-west Monsoon, by M. Nichelson.
Description of the Coast of Coromandel from Madras to the Northward. Pullycate and Shoal -Arimegon -Caliateur, &c.
The Coast of Golconda - Masulipatam - Point Gordeware - Coringa Bay., &c.
The Coast of Orissa -Vizagapatam - Bimilipatam - Chichacole - Ganjam - False Point, and Point Palmiras.
Directions from Point Palmiras to the Roads of Ballafore and Pipley, or Peply.
Instructions for sailing, round the Reef off Point Palmiras, into Ballafore Road and over the Bar; by Jonathan Ranson, Pilot.
Directions for sailing from the Coast of Coromandel to Bengal, at different seasons of the year
Directions for sailing from Bengal to Madras, and the Coast of Coromandel
Directions from Bengal to the Malabar Coast, Bombay, Surat, &c
Instructions for sailing in the Northern part of the Bay of Bengal- Part 1. Survey of the Coast from Point Palmiras to the Braces; of the outlets of the Ganges, and of the interjacent Rivers from Hughly River to Roymangul; by Captain Ritchie.
Part II. Directions for sailing from Arracan Shore, along the Coast of Chittigong, or Chittagong, by Captain John Ritchie
Sailing Directions for the Coast of Chittagong, by M. Bartholomew Plaisted, Marine Surveyor to the East India Company
Instructions for Chittagong River
Directions for crossing the Head of the Bay of Bengal; by Captain Ritchie
The Tides in the Bay of Bengal
Tide Table for the Western part of the Bay of Bengal, and for the Hughly or Hoogly River
Remarks on the Bore; by Major James Rennel, F.R.S.
The Coasts of Arracan and Ava; from Captain Ritchie
Instructions for the Channel between Diamond Island, and Alagadas (la Guarda) or the Drowned Isle; and for sailing from Pagoda Point, along the Coasts of Pegu and Arracan, towards Bengal in the North-east Monsoon; by Captain George Hayter
Remarks for the Straits of Cheduba; by Captain Charles Newland
Directions for sailing from Pagoda Point to Ballafore Road, in the months of December and January
The Coast of Pegu (Pegoo) with the Coasts of Martaban and Tansfferim
The Andaman Islands- Preparis- The Cocos - Great and Little Andaman - Narcondam - Barren Island - Dangers near the Andaman; extracted chiefly from Captain Ritchie's Account
The Nicobar Islands; chielfly from Captain Ritchie
The Acheen Islands and their Passages; with Directions for sailing from the Coast of Coromandel to Acheen
Remarks on the Bight of Cor-Angria to the Eastward of Acheen
Instructions for sailing from Madras to Pegu in the Little and Great Monsoon
General Directions for sailing to Mergui, when you leave the Coast of Coromandel from the beginning of August to the middle of September; from Mms. D'Apres
Directions for coming into and going out of King's Island Bay
Directions for sailing to and from Mergui - Junfelon, &c. by M. D'Apres
The Straits of Malacca, or Malack - Poolo Pinang, or Prince of Wales's Island
Instructions for sailing into the Straits of Malacca, from the Westward in either Monsoon - Queda - Salangore, &c.
Instructions for sailing from Dondra Head to Parcelar Hill in the Straits of Malacca; by Captain Thorp
Directions for sailing from Madras to the Straits of Malacca; by Captain Richard Rawlins
Directions for sailing along the Eastern Coast of Sumatra to Parcelar Hill - Poolo Varella - the Arroas - North and Sound Sands, &c
From Parcelar Hill to Cape Rachado and Malacca
Directions for returning from Malacca to the Coast of Coromandel, Bengal and other Western places, at different seasons of the year; by Mons. D'Apres
Directions for sailing through the Straits of Malacca, from Malacca to the Straits of Sineapour
Directions for sailing through the Straits of Sineapour, or the Governor's Straits
Instructions for sailing in the South-west Monsoon, from the Nicobar Islands, through the Straits of Malacca and Sineapour; by Senhor Pedro de Nova, an experienced Portuguese Pilot, who carried the Camden through these Straits in June 1770
Directions for sailing from within the straits of Sineapour through the Straits of Dryon, along the Eastern Coast of Sumatra; by Captain John Hallet
The West Coast of Sumatra - Extract of the Somerset's journal, from the Cocos Islands to Bencoolen, along the West Coast of Sumatra; with some additional remarks
Instructions concerning Bencoolen Road, Poolo Bay, and Rat Island; by Captain Joseph Huddart
Directions for sailing from Bencoolen to the southward; by Captain Huddart
Directions for sailing to Bencoolen, and along the West Coast of Sumatra, coming from the Southward; by captain George Richarson, 1771
Nautical Instructions for the West Coast of Sumatra, coming from the Southward; extracted chiefly from those of Commodore John Watson, in the Ship Revenge, 1770
Instructions for the West Coast of Sumutra, coming from the Northward to Bencoolen; by Captain George Baker
The Principal Islands on the West Coast of Sumutra - Hog Island - Poolo Nyas - Poolo Mintaon - Great Fortune Island - The Poggy or Nassau Islands - Enganno Island
The Straits of Sunda - Instructions for sailing through the Straits of Sunda; by Mons. D'Apres with several additions
Directions for sailing from the Straits of Sunda to the Straits of Banca; by Mons. D'Apres.
Remarks on the Sumatra, or Zutphen Channel, in the Straits of Sunda
Directions for sailing, through the Straits of Sunda, to Bantam and Batavia, and thence to the Straits of Banca; by Mons. D'Apres and Captain George Hayter
Instructions for sailing through the Straits of Banca; from M. D'Apres.
To avoid the Frederick-hendrick in coming from the Northward
Directions for sailing from the Straits of Banca to the Straits of Sunda
General Instructions for sailing through the Straits of Gaspar; by Captain Joseph Huddart, 1788
Remarks on Gaspar Straits by Captain Leftock Wilson of the Carnatic, 1787
The China Sea - The Monsoons, Winds and Currents in the China Sea
Directions for sailing 1. from the Straits of Banca to Poole Aore
Directions for sailing from Poolo Aore to Poolo Timon - The Anambas - Poolo Domar
Directions for sailing from Poolo Timon to Poolo Condore
Directions for sailing from Poolo Condore to Poolo Sapata - Dangers about Poolo Sapata-Middleburg shoal, &c
Directions for sailing form Poolo Sapata to the Coast of China
Sailing Directions fo rhte River of Tigris, or Canton Riber; by Captain Joseph Huddart, 1786
Directions for sailing to China by the eastern part of the China Sea
Directions for sailing from Poolo Timon to Siam, in the Western Monsoon; by Mons. D'Apres
Directions for returning from Siam to Poolo Timon, in the Eastern Monsoon
Directions for sailing, in the Western Monsoon, from Siam to China, to the Westward to the Paracel; by Mons. D'Apres, with some additions.
The Passage to China between the Isle of Hai-nan and the Paracel
Instructions for sailing from St. John's Island to Emouy or Amoy, with the description of the coast, &c. By Mons. D'Apres.
Instructions for sailing from the Great Ladrone Islands to Poolo Condore, through the Inner Passage, between the Paracel and the Coast of Cochinchina; by Captain Hayter
Directions for sailing back from China to India or Europe, through the Straits of Banca and Sunda; By Mons. D'Apres
Instructions for ships bound to Manilla
Directions for sailing from Manilla to the Straits of Seneapour and Malaca; by Mons. D'Apres
Enumeration of the shoals, &c in the China Sea; by Alexander Dalrymple, Esq
Instructions for sailing from the Straits of Sincapour through the Straits of Balabak, and thence to Sooloo; by Captain Dodwell
Instructions for sailing from the Westward to China, round the North end of Borneo, between the Islands of Balabak and Banguey toward Sooloo; and out to the Main Ocean, among the Philippine Islands to the Northward of Mindanao, in the South-west Monsoon.
Instructions for the track to be followed from Poolo Aore to pass across the Java Sea, to the Straits to the Eastward; By Mons. D'Apres
Instructions for sailing from Batavia to the Straits of Macassar ; translated from the Dutch, and communicated by Captain Parker
The Straits of Macassar
Considerations on the Passages to and from China, extracted from Mr. Dalrymple's Memoir, 1788
Instructions for sailing from the Straits of Saleyer, through Pitt's Straits, and the Eastern Passage to China- Pelew Islands; from Mr. Robertson's Memoir, 1791
Remarks on a Passage made in the ship Admiral Pocock, from Manilla to Poolo Laut, by the way of Pooloo, in the months of April, May and June.
The Valentine's Instructions, in 1761, for sailing from Goat Island near Luconia to Sooloo, and from thence, through the Straits of Macassar, to the Straits of Sapy
The Stratis to the East of Java - Straits of Bally, Lombock, Alass, Sapy, &c
Instructions for the return from the Indies to Europe, by Mons. D'Apres
Remarks made in sailing from Bombay to the Cape of Good Hope, through the Inner Passage, or the Channel between madagascar and the Caost of Africa ; by Mr. Nichelson
Instructions for sailing from the Cape of Good Hope to the Islands of St. Helena and Ascenion
Instructions for sailing from the Island of Ascension to Europe - Ponedo or St. Peter's island - Cape Verd Islands - the Azores - Vigias or Dangers, &c.
Observations by Captain Thomas Butler of the Walpole, relative to his Passage from the Cape of Good-Hope to China, round New Holland, in 1794
Description of the Track of the Royal Admiral, Captain Henry Bond, in 1792 and 1793, from the Cape to Port Jackson and China, with an account of the Reef off the North West end of New Caledonia
New Discovered Islands
Connected, situation of the Islands of Tobaco Sima, and S.E. Extreme of Formosa
Account of a Shoal to the Southward of Madagascar, by Captain Bond
Explanatory Directions for the South Channel, from Prince of Wales's Island to Sea, by Captain Home Popham, with the Correspondence respecting the utility of that Survey
G.W. Blunt White Library
Oriental Navigator -
The Straits of Macassar
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