East Indies: May 1599

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan, Volume 2, 1513-1616. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1864.

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May 1599

255. “A true discourse of Sir Anthony Sherley’s travels into Persia, what accidents did happen in the way, both going thither and returning back, with the business he was employed in from the Sophy, written by Geo. Mainwaring, gentleman, who attended on Sir Anthony all the journey;” with an account “of the manner, condition, and fashion of the Persians.” [Fifty-two pages and a half Brit. Mus., Sloane, 105. “A brief compendium of Sir Anthony Sherley’s travels into Persia—and employed thence ambassador to the Christian Princes—penned by himself and recommended to his brother Sir Robert Sherley; since that sent on like embassage by the King of Persia” is printed in Purchas, II., 1383 et seq. Sir Robert's travels will be found in the same volume, p. 1805, et seq. Sir Anthony's entertainment in Persia, and the state that his brother Robert lived in after Sir Anthony's departure for Christendom, contained in the Preacher’s Travels, being a true journal to the confines of the East Indies, by John Cartwright, is printed in the “Harleian Collection of Voyages,” by Thos. Osborne, I., 709, et seq.]