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FORREST, [Thomas].

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  1. A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan;

    A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan;

    including an Account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands … performed in the Tartar Galley, belonging to the Honourable East India Company, During the Years 1774, 1775, and 1776 … to which is added, a Vocabulary of the Magindano Tongue.
    First edition. For some time before entering the service of the East India Company Forrest had served in the Royal Navy, seeing action in 1757 under George Pocock against the French in the Bay of Bengal. The year 1762 found him in command of a company ship, "from which he seems to date his experience when, writing in 1782, he spoke of himself as having been more than twenty years in 'the country trade'; and as having made fifteen voyages from Hindustan to the East, and four voyages from England to India" (ODNB). Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1779

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 21553

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