A voyage from Calcutta to the Mergui Archipelago, lying on the east side of the Bay of Bengal; describing a chain of islands, never before surveyed... also, an account of the islands Jan Sylvan, Pulo Pinang, and the port of Queda; the present state of Atcheen; and directions for sailing thence to Fort Marlbro' down the south-west coast of Sumatra; to which are added, an account of the island Celebes; a treatise on the monsoons in India; a proposal for making ships and vessels more convenient for the accommodation of passengers; and thoughts on a new mode of preserving ship provision: also, an idea of making a map of the world on a large scale
- Forrest, Thomas
- Print Source:
- London: J. Robson, [etc., etc.], 1792
- Publication Info:
- Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library
- Table of Contents:
- "Of the Causes of the Monsoons in India, their Analogy to what we find in the Atlantic, and how they coincide with, or oppose, the Trade Winds.""Of the proper Track to keep in going from Madras, or Bengal, to Bencoolen, Batavia, or Parts further East, during the Winter North-East Monsoon.""Of the best Track to keep from Indostan to Celebes, or th Moluccas, during the South-West Monsoon."Of the Outer Passage to Bombay; of Cross Winds in the Bay of Bengal; Currents in the China Seas; South Coast of Africa; Passage Home."Thoughts on the Best Mode of Preserving Sea Provision; or, of Victualling Ships in Warm Countries."