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Book/Printed Material 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 ... To which is added a voyage in the Red Sea; including a description of Mocha, and of the trade of the Arabs of Yemen

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Title

  • 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 ... To which is added a voyage in the Red Sea; including a description of Mocha, and of the trade of the Arabs of Yemen

Summary

  • Louis de Grandpré was a French army officer who made an extensive tour of the Indian Ocean region in 1789-90. This account of his voyage is an English translation of the original French version, which was published in Paris in 1801 under the title Voyage dans l'Inde et au Bengale fait dans les années 1789 et 1790, contenant la description des îles Séchelles et de Trinquemaly. Grandpré began his voyage in the French-controlled Île de France (Isle of France), as Mauritius was called, passed by the Maldives, and visited the Seychelles, India, Cochin China (Vietnam), Yemen, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), where he toured the fortress of Trincomale on the eastern coast of the island. Grandpré was very much concerned with the relative influence of the different European powers in the places he visited, especially India. His work includes a detailed analysis of the position of the French at Pondicherry (Puducherry), the main center of French influence in India. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Grandpré, L. de (Louis), 1761-1846

Created / Published

  • London, Printed for G. and J. Robinson, 1803.

Headings

  • -  India--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
  • -  Indian Ocean
  • -  Red Sea

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  digital files not viewed; td12 2008-11-3

Medium

  • 2 v. fold. fronts., plates. 23 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DS412 .G73 1803a

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 20020239

OCLC Number

  • 12648507

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Grandpré, L. De. A voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, undertaken in the yearsand 1790: containing an account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale ... To which is added a voyage in the Red Sea; including a description of Mocha, and of the trade of the Arabs of Yemen. London, Printed for G. and J. Robinson, 1803. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/20020239/.

APA citation style:

Grandpré, L. D. (1803) A voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, undertaken in the yearsand 1790: containing an account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale ... To which is added a voyage in the Red Sea; including a description of Mocha, and of the trade of the Arabs of Yemen. London, Printed for G. and J. Robinson. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/20020239/.

MLA citation style:

Grandpré, L. De. A voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, undertaken in the yearsand 1790: containing an account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale ... To which is added a voyage in the Red Sea; including a description of Mocha, and of the trade of the Arabs of Yemen. London, Printed for G. and J. Robinson, 1803. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/20020239/>.