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there it is lower than in any other part of the Fall-In-
dies nearer to us, and Hill dccreafes beyond it, as in
Cochinchina, TunLiuiu and China. In India the way

of



^he Hiflory of Navi'iatlon. 5 r t

of travelliiig by land is commonly in carts drawn by oxen,
and in forne parts on elephants, but in China the moit
common carriage is in palankcncs, or chairs on men*
Ihoulders, who travel iwift and cheap.

Thcle particulars may ierve in relation to the caftcrn
nations; and as for Europe, the methods of travelling
arc too well known to require any particular inilructi-
ons, therefore it only remains to fet down fomc general
rules which may concern all travellers to obferve.
They are in the firfl: place to connder, that they do
not go into other countries to pais through them, and
divert themfelves with the prefent fight of fuch curio-
lities as they meet with, nor to learn the vices of thofe
people, for which they need not take the pains of
going abroad, nor to obferve their faults that they may
have matter to rail when they come home. If they
will make an advantage of their trouble and cod, they
mud not pafs through a country as if they carried an
exprefs, but make a reafonable flay at all places where
there are antiquities, or any rarities to be obfcrved ;
and not think that becaufe others have writ on that
fubjecl:, there is no more to be faid ; for upon com-
paring their obfervations with other mens, they will often
fmd a very confiderable dilfcrcncc. Let them therefore
always have a table-book at hand to fet down every
thing worth remembering, and then at night more me-
thodically tranfcribe the notes they have taken in the
day. The principal heads by which to regulate their
obfervations are thefe, the climate, government, power,
places of drength, cities of note, religion, language,
coins, trade, manufacliires, wealth, bilhoprics, uni-
veri'itics, antiquities, libraries, collections of rarities,
arts and artiils, public (huc^tures, roads, bridf^es,
woods, mountains, ciilloms, habits, h.x-.s, privileges,
flrange adventures, furprifing accidents, rarities both
r^atural and artificial, the foil, plants, animals, and
whatfocver may be curious, diverting or profitable. It is
not amifs, if it may be, to view all rarities in the com-
pany of other tirangers, becaufe many together are apt to
remark more than one alone can do. Every traveller
ought to carry about him fevcral forts of ineafLiics, to

cake



512 The Hijlory of Navigation.

take the dimenfions of fuch things as require it ; a
watch by which, and the pace he travels, he may give
fome gucfs at the diflanccs of places, or rather at the
length of the computed leagues, or miles ; aprofpectivc-
glafs, or rather a great one and a lefs, to take views
of objects at greater and lefs diflances ; a fmall fea
compafs or needle, to obferve the fituation of places,
and a parcel of the bed maps to make curious remarks
of their exadlnefs, and note down xshere they are faulty.
In fine, a traveller mull endeavour to fee the courts of
princes, to keep the bed company, and to converfe
■with the mod celebrated men in all arts and fciences.
Thus much for travellers ; but that every man may
have his due, as we owned the inflrudions for the eaftern
countries to be thofe given by monfieur de Bourges, fo
wc muft here confefs, that mod of thefc general rules
may be found in mondeur Midbn's travels. Having
given an account of the advancement of navigation,
and all difcoveries made by help of it, of the countries
fo difcovered, of the advantages the public receives by
the relations of travellers, and fome diredlions for them;
it now only remains to fubjoin a catalogue and character
of books of travels, for the information of fuch as take
delight in this fort of pleafant and profitable reading.



A CAT A.



CATALOGUE



AND



CHARACTER



OF MOST



BOOKS OF VOYAGES and TRAVELS.



Latin*

T\EfcnpUo Africa, 8*.
^^ Dcjcriptioyies Afia,
De Lege Mahunuticay and
t^e Rebus M^nimet'uis.

Thefe four by John Leo, a fpanlard by birth, and a mahometan
by education, but afterwards converted, who before hisconverfion
tra\elled through the greatell part of Afric, and has given the bcft
light into it of any writer, as Johannes Bodinus affirms. He
firft writ them in the arabic for his own nation, byt aftervvards
tranflated them himfelf into Italian, and John Florianus into hitin.
Pie gives an excellent account of the religion, laws, cnfloms and
manners of the people of Afric, but is too brief in martial affairs
and the lives of the african princes.

Epijlola: vigintifex cit rebus yapcnicis, or twenty-fix letters con-
cerning the affairs of Japan, to be feen in feveral collcclions of
this fort of letters.

Hifiorica rclatio de kgatione regis Slnenftum fid regcm jfaponum : or
an account of the einbafly fent by the emperor oi China to 7'ai-

VoL. IX. L i cefoma



^14- A Qitnhgue and CharaSlir of

cofoma kiiii^ of Japan, An. 1 596. and of the (Irangc prodigies that
happened before the enibalfy, Rome 1599. 8".

H'tjtor'ica refat'id de rebus per Japon'iam^ An. 1596. n patrihus
focietatis durante pcrfeculione fi'fl':^ : or an account of the proceed-
ings of the jefuits in Japan, in the year 1596, durinij the perfccu-
tion. Thefe three by F. Lewis Froes, a jefuit who lived forty-
nine years in the e.ill, anci Tliirty-lix of them in the iiland of
Japan as a inilfioncr. It is believed thefe relations were writ
in portuguefo by the aail.or, and afterwards tranllatcd into
latin.

De AhnJJin^.runi rel'us, dcgue Mthiop'ne patritirchi'^y Lions 161 5. 8^.
The autliorwas F. Nicholas Godlnho, a pf)rriij;ucfe jefuit, who
divides his work into three books, and in it rel'utes the fabulous
hidorv writ by F. Urrcta.

Itinerariwn ab oppido Complutcnfi Toletanee prr,::f}ciic vjque ad urbcm
Tiomanari. A journal of a journey from the univcrlity of Alcala
in Spain to Rome, by Dr. James Lopez dc Zuniga, a pious and
learned man.

Litercf jrjiucc. The annual or yearly letters out of Ethiopia,
China, Indi.i, and other parts, give much light into the affairs
of thofe countries, and are lO be found in fevcral volumes, and
fcattered in colledions of travels ; of all which it will be needlcfs
to give any account in this place.

Athaunfi! Kirchrri c foe let ate fijii China y jnoniinifutis qun Jaerh
qua proftnisy illujirataj fol. This is a complete hillory of China,
and held in great reputation for fome years, but of late its repu-
tation has declined, lincc fo many books of that empire have ap-
peared writ by millioncrs, Avh.o have relidjd'therc many years, and
difcovered great miltakes in Kircher.

Jobi Ludoifi hijioria Aithiopicay fol. This hlftory of j^thiopia
is written by a german, who having gathered. moil of it from the
writinrs of the jefuits, yet makes it his bufinefs to contradict
them, from the information given him by an ethiopian he was
acquainted witii in Germa;^y, for lie was never near Ktiiiopia lilm-
felfi and his v/holo book has more of controvcrly, and of the
ethiopian language, tl;an of hiftory.

Relatio e^.rum que cirea S. Cerf. Majef}. ad magnum Msfronim
Cziirum ahiigatos anno ara chriftiana 1675. gcjln J tint, frlSiim
reecnjita per Adolphuni Lyfeckj diSfee legati^nis fecretnriumy 8*.
Saltxhurg 1676. In this accoimt of an embalfy to ih^ cznr ot'
Mufcovy, we have an account of his travels through jilelia,
Pomc/ania, Pruflia, Lithuania, and Mgfcovy, to the court of
Mofcow, and of all things of note, the author faw or heard of,
being an iiigenious pcrfon, and having a greater privilege
than common travellers, as fecreiary to the cinbaily. Giorn. d;
Letter.

Jo^nmnis Schejferl Argent'^r^itenf^ T.apponidP, d efl rg'jrds L-ipo-
num CS" genlis nova Isf vcr'ffma deferiptiii, ,f. Lipf\£ 1 674. i\^

accjuiit



mzft Booh of Voyages and Travels. 515

JlC'coiint of Lapland, which though it be not by way of travels,
■•Atll dcfcrvcs a place here, btcaufe we Ihall fcarce find travellers
that will go into that frozen region to bring us a juft relation
of it. This however is authentic, as gathered from tlie fv/cdilla
writers, who are beil accjualnted with ihofe parts.

Thc'.dori k^ Johamiis dc Brye India arientidis ts cccidenfalis, 6 vols,
fbl. Ftancfjrt 1624. This colledion being three volumes of the
Eiiftand three of the Weft-Indies, begins with a particular account
of the kingdom of Congo in Afric, as lying in the v/ay to, and having
riccordingly been difcovered before India; this account tranilated
from the Italian writ by Philip Pigafetta. Next follows five
voyages of Simucl Brtino of Balil, tlie three firft to Congo,
Ethiopia^ and other parts round the coaft of Afric; the fourth
to fcveral parts in the Straits, and the fifth to Portugal and Spain,
^'c. trandated into latin from the author's original in high dutch.
The next are Linfchoteii's Indian Voyages^ tranflated from the
dutch, and coiUalning a very full account of all things remark-
able in ihofe parts. Then three dutch voyages to the north-eaft
palfage, and after them a great nmnber of cuts aiid map.^, bcfidcs
very many dilperfcd throughout the book, and a conlidcrable
number at th.e beginning. Thefe are the contents of ir.c P. rft
volume. The fccond begins with a large account of Bantam,
Banda, Ternate, and other parts of India, being a voyage of
eight dutch fliips into thofe parts in the year 1598, tranilated
out of high dutch. After that the deicription of Guinea, out of
high dutch. Spilherg's voyage. An. i6gi. Gafpar Ealbi's voyage,
An* 1579. In the third volume Jacob Neck's voyage, An. 1603,
Jo. Hermon de Bree, An. 1602. Corn. Nicolas, Cornelius Ven,
and Stephen de Hagen, all to India. VerhufF's voyage to India,
An. 1607. Dialogues in latin and the mahyc language. Hud-
fon's voyage to the north-eaft paftage. An account of Terra Auftralis
incognita, by capt. Peter Ferdinand (.\c Qiiir; and the defcription
of Siberia, Gcimoieda, and Tingoeiia. Two voyages of Ame-
ricus V'efputius to the Eail-Indies. j\ very ftrar.ge relation of
an engiilliman, who being Ihipwrecked on the coaft of Cambaia,
travelled through many of thofe eaftern countries ; and the
<iefcription of the northern coiintry of Spitzbergen : the whole
ilhiftrated ^vIth a vail number of maps, and other cuts. Thus
far the three volumes of the Eall-Indies. The three o^ the
Weft are compofed of thefe parts. Vol. I. an ample account
of Virginia. The unfortunate expedition of the french to Flo-
rida, An. 1565. Laudonniere's voyage thither, An. iS74-
l^wo voyages of John Stadius to Brazil and the river of Plate,
▼v'here he lived among the Indians. Leri's account of Brazil,
Villagano's voyage to South America. Benzo's hillory of the
difcovery of America. Vol. II. The fecund and third parts of
Ecnzo-'s hiftory of the Weft-Indies. Fabcr's 4cfcripiion of fe-
veral parts pf America, v;here he travelled. Voya^.es of lir

L 1 2 V.Diake,



r J 6 y1 Catalogue and CharaSler of

F. Drake, CaVfndifh and Raleigh. Dutch expedition to the
Canaries. General account of America. Sebald de Weert'i
voyage through the (Iraits of Magellan. Noort round the world.
Vol. III. Two voyages of Americus Vefputius. Hamor's ac-
count of the (late of Virginia. Captain Smith's dcfcription of
New-England. Schoiitcn and Le Maire's difcovery of a new
paffage into the South-fea, called Strait le Maire. Spilbergen's
voyage through the flraits of Magellan. Hcrrcra's dcfcription
of the Weft-Indies. Thefc are the contents of the fix volumes,
the whole illuftrateii and adorned with fuch a vail number of
maps and cms, rcprefenting all fuch things ns require it, that the
like rs not in any other colljction, nor is it likely that any will
be at fo excelTive an cxpence. To be llioit, this coIle£lion is a
fmall library, including all the voyages and difcoveries of any
note till the time it was publiflied, when moil of the remote parts
began to he well known, and therefore is of c.\cellent ufc and
great value.

Italian.

DeUc nav'tgat'ioni i^ viaggr, rnccolfe da M. Gio Batt'ijla RamufiOf
PWicCj 3 vols. fol. i6i 5. Ramufio's coUedlion of voyages and
travels, the moft pcrfeil: work of that nature extant in any lan-
guage whalfoevcr: containing all the difcoveries to the eaft, wtii,
north, and fouth ; \n ith full dcfcriptions of all the countries
clifcovered ; judicioufly compiled, and free from that great mafs
of ufelcfs matter, which fwells our englifli Hackhiyt and Pur-
chas ; much more complete and full than the latin de Brye, and
in fine, the noblcll: work of this nature. The contents of it as
briefly as may be fet down, are as follow. In the firft volume,
John Leo's dcfcription of Afric. Alvife de ca da Mofto's
voyage, and that of Peter dc Santra to the coad of Alnc.
Hanno the Carthaginian's navigation on the coait of Afric,
Voyage from Lilbon to the illand of S. Thomas. Gama's voyage
to Calicut. Peter Alvarez to India. Two voyages of Americus
Vefputlus. Voyages 10 India by Tho. Lopez and Gio. da Em-
oli. Baril^cma's travels to, and account of India. Corfali to
ndia. Alvarez to Ethiopia. Difcourfe of the overflowing of
the Nile. Nearclnis admiral to Alexander the great, his naviga-
tion. Voyage down the Red-fea to Diu. Baroofa of the EalU
Indies. Voyages of Conti, and S. Stcphano. Firft voyage round
the world performed by the fpaniards. Gaeton of the difcovery
of the Molucco Itlands. Account of Japan. Extrads of
Barrob's hidory of India. The fecond volume; Marcus Faulus
Venctus's travels. Hayton the nrmcnin'n of the ^reat chams or
empcrcrs of Tartary. Anglolello of the wars l)ctwixt Ulfun-
cailan king of Pcrlia, and Mahomet emperor of the turks ;
of llJBiael Sophy and the fultan of Babylon, and of Sclim the

turk's



\



mnft Booh of Voyages and TravtU. 5^7

tMrk's fubduing the mamalucks. Barbaro's travels to Tartar/
and Pcrfia. Contarino's embalTy from the republic of Venice
to UfluncalTan king of Pcrfia. Camptnfe of Mufcovy. JoviuB
of Mufcovy. Arianus of the Faixine, or Black-fea. Geor.
Interiano of the circaflians. Qi_iini's ihipwrcck and adventures
in 60 degrees of north latitude. The fame by Chrift. Fiora-
vantc and J. de Michele, Mrho were with liim. Baron Werber-
flain of Mufcovy and RulTia. Zcno's voyage to Perfia. Nich.
and Ant. Zeni's difcovery of Frizcland, Iceland, and to the
north pole. Two voyages to Tartary by dominicans fent by
pope Innocent IV. Odoricus's two voyages into the eaii. Ca-
bot's voyage into the north-wefl. Guagnino's defrription of Po-
land, Mufcovy, and part of Tattary. The fame by Micheorus.
In the third volume ; an abridgment of Peter Martyr of Angleria,
his decads of the difcovery of the Weft-Indies. An abridgment
of Oviedo's hiilory oi the Wefl:-Indies. Cortes's account of
Jiis difcoverv and conqucft of Mexico. Alvarado of his conquefl
and difcovery of other provinces above Mexico. Godoy of fe-
veral difcoverics and conquefls in New-Spain. Account of
Mexico and New- Spain, by a gentleman belonging to Cortes*
Alvar Nunez of the fuccefs of the fleet fet out by Pamphilo de
Narvaez, and his ftrange adventures for ten years. Nunno dc
Guzman of feveral cities and provinces of New-Spain. Francis
dc Ulloa's voyage to California. Vafqiiez Coronado and Marco
de Nizza of the provinces north of New-Spain. Alarcons
voyage by fea to difcover the fcven cities north of Mexico.
Difcovery and conquelt of Peru, writ by a fpanilh captain.
Xeres's conquefl of Peru. The fame by Pizarro's fecrctary.
Oviedo's account of a voyage up the great river of Mara^
non. Verazzano's difcovery of north America. Jaques Cor*
tier's fiffl and fccond voyages to Canada or New-France,
Federici's voyage to India, with a large account of the fpice,
dru2S, jewels, apd pearls in thofe parts. Three voyages of the
dutch to difcover the north-eafl paHuye to China and Japan, in
which they found the Itraits of Wcygats and Nova Zcmbla, and
the coaft of Greenland running to 80 degrees of north latitude,
Thefe, with many learned difcourfcs and obfervations of the au-
thor's are the contents of the three volumes.

Prima jpsdiilme alV Indie orlentali dtl P. F, Giofeppe d'i Santa Ma-
ruij 4°. Rofna 166S. This author was fent by pppe Alexandcf
VII. to the malab.ir chriltians of S. Thomas, being liimfclf 4
barefoot carmclite, and has in this left a moft excellent piece
of curiofity. . He gives a very particular account of the places
and people he favy, of birds, bcafls, and other anirjiais, and of
the philofophy of the brachmans, their fccrets, and of all the
other malabaiK, as aifo of the infiuite number of their gods.
Hence he proceeds further, to treat of the va(t empire of the
mogul, of the pearl filhery, of the fabeans abnit BalTora, who
pretcn4 thev received their religion from S. John Baptifl ; and

h i 3 ^onclu4es



5^1 8- A CrJahgue and Cl.ardP.cr cf

concludes wirh the errors of the jacobltc?, ncllorian?, grcd:?:, ar -
ineni.'ins, and other eaftern rc(^ls.

Hijl'jfla dfUe Guerre Ctvili d'l Polotiia^ P^'^Z^'^ffi ^''^^' ^^'^ Moco.
vite CAitr-) a Polacch'ty nlationi della Mofcrjla e Suctiay e hro go^
vjniiy di D. Albert 'J V'lnlna Belluncjoy 4"*. VeneUa 1672. I'hougfi
x\\(^ wars of Polr.nd may not fccm relating to travels, this Avork
is inferteJ, as giving a good account of the poles, tartarr;, and
coffacks, thfir government, manners, &:c. then follows that of
Miifcovy and Sweden, where the author travelled, and made his
excclicnt obfervations.

// vioggyj air Indie cncnfaVi del P. F. r'mct'uzo Marin di S,
Catcritm da Siena^ frd. P.oma 1673. ^ voyage to the Kail- Indies,
performed by F. Vincent Maria of S. Catherine of Siena, pro-
curator general of the br.refoot carmelitcs, and fciit to India by
the way cf 'l\irky and Periia by ilie pope, tof^tther wiih F.
Jofeph of S. Alary, who writ alfoan account of his travels, which
is mentioned above. 'Fhis author divides his work into five
books: in the. firfi and la(i is a journal of all things remarkable
In his travels t]-;ither and back again. Th - fecond treats of the
aifairs of the Malabar chriilians. The third and fourth of all
the natio's of India, their manners, cuftoms, wealth, govern-
ment, religion, plants, animals, (Vc. The whole is fo faithful,
exa£^, and learned an account of all things remarkable in thofe
parts, that fcirce any other can equal it.

IJlorira d^Jcrittione de trr rcgni Congo y Mninmhas !> Angola^ Lf
dei/c m-JJiori^ apcjirjiche ejjircitatvidn rdigicji Capucciniy c-r'pHata drA
P. Gi\ Anionic Qrjuzziy tjf ncl prcjcnic Jlile ridotta del P. Fcrtu-
nato Ala;r:andiniy frA. Bologna, 1-687. ^" hiOorical dcfcfiption of
the kingdoms of Congo, Matamba and Angola ; the authors
-were capuchin miiiioners, who conipiled it by order of the con-
gregation de propaganda lide, and have given a moil acointe
dcf. Tiptic-n of tliofc count! ie.i, and all things of nor? in them ; as
alio of the iiii:lions ihithci, whi^h v, as the principal ci.d of their
painful traVL'ls.

Relatione deilu citta d' Attem, crlle provincie d^lf Attica^ Focia,
BfotuT, e Negroponte, ne ternfi chc furono quejie prjjigiatc dn Cornelia
Ahgni lan^^j 1674. 4.'*. Pan^a 'i68ii. An account of Athens,
and the provinces of Attica, Focia, Beoiia, and Nrgropont,
which the author viewed, and took a particular, account of, and
for further fiti^facSlion conferred witli ATi. Spon, v ha had tra-
velled the fame parts, for his approbation of what he delivers.
He treats ver)- brlcHy of Syria, Chddca, and Mt-fopotamia, and
principally inlarges himfelf upon the city of Athens, the condi-
tion v/hereof he djfcribv s m(Mj fully than any other has done.

Relatione e viaggio dila AF/eovia del Jignyr cpvolirrc D. Ere')k
Zaniy BA:gns, 12°. Bolcgnia 1 690. This voyage to Mufcovy is
Writ by a mo!> judicious ptrfon, and who had' fpcnt a great part
of his life in travelling, and deferves to be highlv valued, as



.'f?y? Bijoh of Voyages and Travels. 519

coming from fuch a hand ; and the more, becaufc we have but
very imperfedl: accounts ot" that conntry.

Fiaggio del moiite Lihano del R. R. ycrommo Dandina^ 12°. He
performed this voyage to mount Libaiius by order of pope Cle-
ment VIII. to inqnire into the faith of the maronite chriilians;
he defcribes the country, gives an account of the peoples dodrines,
their manner of living, their books, learning, bilhops, pricits,
and religious men. A work very curious and ufeful. It is
trandated into french, and the tranllator has added many ufciul
remarks of his own.

Relazionc del viaggio fafto a Cyfjlimthiop:!}, i^c. da Gio. Bcnaglia,
12°. Bol'jgna l66.<.. Tliis is an account of count Cuprara's cm-
balTy to the great turk, the author bjing his fecrctary, and h:is
many good remarks of that court, and of the turkiili army, taken
by him upon the fpot, and therefore well worth the obfcrvation
of the curious. Bibiioih. Univ. vol. XV. p. 75,

French.

Relations de divers voyagfc cur'eux par M. Melcl.'lfedcc Thevenot,
There is no need to give a charac^ter of this author, any fur-
ther than that lie has received the general approbation of the
learned, for compiling a colleclion of curious travels in two
volumes in folio. The hrll contains Grc.ives's dcfcription of
the pyramids of Egyp^, and Buratini's account of the mummies.
An account of the cotfacks, another of the tartars, another of
Mingrelia, and ar.other of Georgia. Jenkinfon's voyage to
Cathay. An extract of the dutch cmbaiiy to the tartar. A re-
lation of the ccnqucil of the ifland Formofa by the chinefes ;
another of the court of the mogol. Sir Thomas Roe's and
Terry's voyage to the mogol. A greek def.Tiption of the Eaft-
Indies. 'Fhe arable geography of Abulfeda. The antiqui-
ties of Perfcpolis. The beginning of a book of the chaldeans
of Badbra. Relations of the kingd-'ins of Golconda, Tanaflari,
and Aracan, of the gtiiph of B^^ngal^, and of Siam. Bontckoue's
voyages to India. The difcoverv of I'erra Aullralis. The
failing courfe to India. Inllruciions upon the trade of India
and Japan. Beaulieu's voyage to the Vv^cl'UIndies, Accounts of
the Philippine illands, of Japan, of the difcovery of the land of
Yedfo. A defcription of the plants and llovvers of China. An-
cient monuments of chrillian religion in China, '^fhc fccond
volume^ the dutch emballV to China ; the chincfc at.'as. The
Rate of India. The portraiture of the Indians. Acarcte's voyage
on the river Plate, and th^^nce to l\ru and Chile, Journey by
land to China. The fecond book of Confucius the chinefe phi-
lofopher. The hil'tory of Ethiopia, and of foine countries about
it. Travels to the province of Zaide in Egypt. 'I'he hilb)ry o{
f4cJtl<;o in h^ures explained. Tafman'.s voyage to T^rra Aultra-



5^0 A Catahgue and Characler of

\\^. Inflnii^ions for the navigation from Holland to Batavi*.
Two embafTies to the emperor ot Cathay. A chronologicaJ
fynopfis of the Chinefe monarchy. Barros's Afia, or conqueft of
India. An accoimt of the chriftians of S. John. A voyage \o
Tcrccra. The element;? of the tartar language. A fragment
concerning the ides of Solomon ; another of the hiftory of fomc
eaftern princes.

Thc\enot has alfo cnmpofcd one vohime in 8°. in which is an
embalTy from the czar of Mofcovy to China by land. The dif-
covery of feme countries in north America, and of the great
river MiilllTippi. A dlfcourfe of Navigation. The natural
hiflorics of the ephemera, or fly that lives but a dny, and the
cancellus.

Les fix voyages de fcan Baptijie Tavernler en Turquie, en Perfcy
i^ aux Indes. Thcfe travels are printed in fevcral forls of vo-
lumes in french, according to the fever;il editions, and have been
trnnflated into engliih. He is a f;uthful writer, and deferves full
credit in what he delivers upon his own fight and knowledge ;
but in fome relations taken from others, he was impofed upon,
bemg a perfcn of integrity, and not fufpecEling others wor.ld give
a falfe information. His accounts are very particular and cu-
rious, and the extent he travelled very great , having taken
feveral ways in his fix journies. But above all, he gives the
beft defcription of the diamonds, mines and rivers where they
are found, and manner of finding them \ having been upon the fpot,
as being a great dealer in thofe precious fiones.

Rcl uil di plufieurs relations Cf traitesfinguliers if ctirieux de fean
Paplijie Tavernier^ dhife en cinque parties, 4". This is an addi-
tion to his voyages, in which he treats of the dutch pradices to
exclude all chrillians from Japan, negotiations of french deputies
in Pcrfia and India, remarks on the trade of India, an account of
thj kingdom of Tunqujn, and the hiiiory of the proceedings of
the dutch in Afia.

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