A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Years 1789 and 1790: Containing an Account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale; the Character and Arts of the people of India; with some Remarkable Religious Rites of the Inhabitants of Bengal. To which is Added, a Voyage in the Red Sea; Including a Description of Mocha, and of the Trade of the Arabs of Yemen; ... Two volumes in one. London 1803.
. Pp. (ii), 273, (1); (ii), 303. With six engraved plates, of which two large folding views of Fort William and the monument Black-hole in Calcutta. Without half titles. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt dentelles on covers, spine richly gilt in compartments and with red title label, spine rubbed, skillfully rebacked with original spine preserved. Bookplate. First English edition translated from the French original (Paris 1801). In 1790 Grandpré started his voyage from ële de France (Mauritius) and travelled via the Maldives to the Seychelles, India, Cochin China, Yemen and Ceylon. This informative account describes the customs of the people along the route, commerce and navigation, and about the Arabic influence in India. Grandpré was also very much concerned with the European influence in the area, especially concerning the French at Pondichery, India. The part on the Red Sea and Yemen contains a.o. information about the cultivation, customs and trade of coffee. Hünersdorff, Coffee Bibliography, i, p. 600.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, indian, inde, bengal, bengalen, sechelles islands, sechelles, arabia, travel, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, arabic