This book, first published in 1928, is based on Chinese, Persian and Arabic sources, and provides the first scholarly account of the history of Persian maritime exploration.
1. Persian Navigation in Legendary Times 2. Achaemenian Navigation 3. Trade Conditions in the East Before the Rise of Sasanian Persia 4. Sasanian Navigation 5. Persian Navigation in Early Muhammadan Times 6. Persian Navigation from the Tenth Century to the Sixteenth 7. The Evidence of Persian Literature