1st Edition

The Voyage of Captain John Saris to Japan, 1613




ISBN 9781409413721
Published July 28, 2010 by Hakluyt Society
376 Pages

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Book Description

Saris's journal, with two of his reports to the East India Company, a letter, and extracts from Purchas. Contents: Introduction.-The journal from Bantam to Japan and back to England.-App. A: Two letters written by Saris on his return. I. From the Cape, June 1, 1614. II. From Plymouth, October 17, 1614.-App. B: Observations of Saris on the Eastern trade, compiled during his residence at Bantam as factor. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1900.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: I. The Manuscript and its History II. How the East India Company came to think of trading to Japan . II. Saris's Previous Career ; and his Instructions for the Voyage IV. His Voyage from England to Bantam . V. European Commercial Enterprise in the Moluccas previous to Saris's Voyage VI. Saris's Voyage from Bantam to Japan VII. Hirado; its previous history as a commercial port . VIII. Saris's stay in Japan IX. His Voyage Home and his Reception by theCompany . X. His Subsequent Career . XI. Correspondence between King James I and Japanese Potentates. Saris's Petition. The Privileges. The Japanese Document in Purcltas, The JOURNAL from Bantam to Japan and back to England

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Biography

Ernest Mason Satow, Sir (Author) , John Saris (Author