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The East Indies is a name when in its widest sense, applies to the whole area of India, Further India and the Malay Archipelago, in distinction from the West Indies, which, at the time of their discovery, were taken to be the extreme parts of the Indian region.

The term "East Indies" is still sometimes applied to the Malay Archipelago alone, and the phrase "Dutch East Indies" is commonly used to denote the Dutch possessions which constitute the greater part of that archipelago. The Dutch themselves use the term Nederlandsch-Indie.

References:

1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 8 pg. 835.

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Available Books

Book Title Date
Maldives - A Description of Ceylon Vol. 2 A Description of Ceylon Vol. 2 1807
Maldives - A Description of Ceylon Vol. 1 A Description of Ceylon Vol. 1 1807
Maldives - Views in the Eastern Archipelago Views in the Eastern Archipelago 1847
Maldives - Head-Hunters of Borneo Head-Hunters of Borneo 1882
Maldives - The History of Java Vol. 1 The History of Java Vol. 1 1817
Maldives - The History of Java Vol. 2 The History of Java Vol. 2 1817
Maldives - An Account of the Interior of Ceylon An Account of the Interior of Ceylon 1821
Maldives - Borneo and the Indian Archipelago Borneo and the Indian Archipelago 1848
Maldives - De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits 1853
Maldives - Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java 1853
Maldives - A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies 1690
Maldives - Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang Vol. 1 Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang Vol. 1 1848
Maldives - Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang Vol. 2 Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang Vol. 2 1848
Maldives - Zoological Researches in Java Zoological Researches in Java 1824
Maldives - The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon 1871
Maldives - Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 1859
Maldives - Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 1859
Maldives - Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 1859
Maldives - Itinerario, Voyage Ofte Schipvaert, van Ian Huygen van Linschoten Itinerario, Voyage Ofte Schipvaert, van Ian Huygen van Linschoten 1596
Maldives - Life in Java: With Sketches of the Javanese Vol. 1 Life in Java: With Sketches of the Javanese Vol. 1 1864
Maldives - Life in Java: With Sketches of the Javanese Vol. 2 Life in Java: With Sketches of the Javanese Vol. 2 1864
Maldives - An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon 1681
Maldives - Relation ou Voyage de l'Isle de Ceylan Relation ou Voyage de l'Isle de Ceylan 1693
Maldives - The Voyage of John Huyghen van Linschoten Vol. 1 The Voyage of John Huyghen van Linschoten Vol. 1 1875
Maldives - The Voyage of John Huyghen van Linschoten Vol. 2 The Voyage of John Huyghen van Linschoten Vol. 2 1875
Maldives - Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly Vol. 1 Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly Vol. 1 1847
Maldives - Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly Vol. 2 Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly Vol. 2 1847
Maldives - The Story of the Philippines The Story of the Philippines 1898
Maldives - Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo 1893
Maldives - Life in the Forests of the Far East Vol. 1 Life in the Forests of the Far East Vol. 1 1862
Maldives - Life in the Forests of the Far East Vol. 2 Life in the Forests of the Far East Vol. 2 1862
Maldives - The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon 1854
Maldives - Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon 1855
Maldives - A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan 1863
Maldives - The Voyage of Francois Leguat of Bresse Vol. 1 The Voyage of Francois Leguat of Bresse Vol. 1 1891
Maldives - The Voyage of Francois Leguat of Bresse Vol. 2 The Voyage of Francois Leguat of Bresse Vol. 2 1891
Maldives - The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval Vol. 1 The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval Vol. 1 1887
Maldives - The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval Vol. 2 The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval Vol. 2 1887
Maldives - The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval Vol. 3 The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval Vol. 3 1887
Maldives - Discours du Voyage des Francois aux Indes Orientales Discours du Voyage des Francois aux Indes Orientales 1611
Maldives - Voyage de Francois Pyrard, de Laual Voyage de Francois Pyrard, de Laual 1619
Maldives - The World in Miniature: Asiatic Islands & New Holland Vol. 1 The World in Miniature: Asiatic Islands & New Holland Vol. 1 1824
Maldives - The World in Miniature: Asiatic Islands & New Holland Vol. 2 The World in Miniature: Asiatic Islands & New Holland Vol. 2 1824
Maldives - Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon 1845
Maldives - A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander 1853
Maldives - History of the Indian Archipelago Vol. 1 History of the Indian Archipelago Vol. 1 1820
Maldives - History of the Indian Archipelago Vol. 2 History of the Indian Archipelago Vol. 2 1820
Maldives - History of the Indian Archipelago Vol. 3 History of the Indian Archipelago Vol. 3 1820
Maldives - Tom Raw, the Griffin: a Burlesque Poem Tom Raw, the Griffin: a Burlesque Poem 1828
Maldives - A Set of Views in the Island of Ceylon A Set of Views in the Island of Ceylon 1819
Maldives - Le Voyage et Nauigation, faict par les Espaignolz es Isles de Mollucques Le Voyage et Nauigation, faict par les Espaignolz es Isles de Mollucques 1525

Images

Image Name
A Javanese Coachman
The Siamang (Hylobates syndactylus)
6) S. Lorinso [I]
Title Page - Volume I
Dayk Armes, Utensils, etc.
12) Magadoxa
10) Mohilla, Mayolla, Joanna
73) Sumatra, Malaya
Santabong Entrance
83) Java [II]
Adam's Peak from the Duke's Pavilion
5) Mosambique, Soffala
Title Page
Het Waterkasteel Te Djokjakarta
41) Ceiloan [I]
Front Cover
Title Page & Introduction
Gunung-Gamping
A Melee
Malayers, Bovenlanders
Amboina
Kuching, Sawawak, Borneo. The settlement founded by James Brooke, Esqr.
The Duke Charged by an Elephant
60) Bancosey, Siam, Cambodia, Siompa
Plan of Colombo
Banyan Tree
59) Malaya
View from Mr. Brookes bungalow, looking down on the river Sarawak
22) Cong in Persia described, Bussora described (Euphrates River)
Fresh Water Lake - Cagayan Sooloo
The Forest People: Mother & Maid
A Chief of the Forest People
A sketch of the Penang Hill [I]
Back Cover
The Elk's Leap
Dutch Church at Batavia
Dayak Suspension Bridge, Sawawak
61) Cambodia, China, Siompa
Long-Wai Woman returning home
Close Quarters
Table of Contents M
Reception-Room in Alfred House
View in the Jungle, Singapore
Santubong, from Tanjong Po
Adam's Peak & the Lake of Colombo, from the Galle-Barrier
Front Cover
45) Bisnagar [I]
Two of my followers and Mans coiffure of Longbleh
H.M.S. Maeander - Casting from Spithead
Kahwah-Patua
16) Moha, Arabian Felix, the Red Sea
38) Callicut
The Great Elephant Kraal at Cottawya
4) Lagao
Head of Kambing Utan or Wild Goat (Capricornis sumatrensis)
Title Page
Dyal idols & charms
Elephant Snare at Kotawy
62) Quinam, Aynam
Back Cover
Javanese Mosque, at Bandong
The Last Plunge
17) A Description of Asabb Bay, the Red Sea
Kayotanam Ingang Der Bergkloof
Table of Contents Q-S
The Tea Plant
A Talipot Tree on Batticaloe
78) Sumatra, Sunda Straghts, Java
A village near Kubooman
View looking down the river. Borneo Proper
Vishnu and Carticeyia in the Temple of Divinuara Maha Vishnu Dewawley
80) Sumatra, Banca [I]
58) Borneo
Cingalese Dresses
1) Monomotapa [I]
Artja Domas
Mulgeerelenna
54) Bengall Bay, Aracam
Adam's Peak & Slave Island, from the Galle-Face Esplanade
Eene Dayaksche Fampong, Westkust Van Borneo
Reede Van Banda
8) Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [II]
Kotta Karingan - Oostkust Van Borneo
Hold Fast
15) Moha, the Red Sea
Colpitty, from the Cinnamon-Gardens
18) Arabia, Felix
35) Rojapore
Front Cover
75) Java, Sumatra
Singapore, from the East side of Government Hill
Title Page
Plateau Dieng
Eene Bamboesbrug Op Den Weg Van Tondano Naar Menado
89) Celebes Island
27) Guzarat, India [II]

Maps

Map Name
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Orixa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - China (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Magadoxa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Surrat City, Cambaya, Guzarat (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Chekiang, China, Formosa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Lagao (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Japan, Cikoko, Tanaxima (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Orixa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Formosa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - S. Lorinso [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Callicut (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kust Van Mangarei Island, Floris Of Ende (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cuchin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malabar (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - India (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabia, Felix (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Islands [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabia Felix, Aden, Doara (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bombay (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Martaban (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Malaya (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Monomotapa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cantan, Formosa, Luconia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Xantung, Nanquin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Part of the Coast of Malabar, Ceiloan (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bengall Bay, Aracam (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mosambique, Soffala (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malaya (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bengall, Bay of Bengall (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca, Borneo, Succadana (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Java (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - South East Borneo (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes, Ende, Tiimor (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cape Bona Esperanca (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malaya, Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Isle Coronia, India (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Comarin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabian Shore (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bisnagar [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Luconia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Rojapore (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo, Paragoa, Isle of Mindoro (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Formosa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Sunda Straghts (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Pegu (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - A Description of Asabb Bay, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Carwar (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Siompa, Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - The Riseing of the Land as it Appeareth to the Eye (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Busseen, Vingerle, Malabar, Rojapore (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Tonquin, Qunacy, Aynam (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Monomotapa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, Arabian Felix, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bisnagar [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bancosey, Siam, Cambodia, Siompa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan, Coramandel (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mohilla, Mayolla, Joanna (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Saltset Island, Bombay Island, Coronia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Paragoa, Mindoro Island, Luconia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cambodia, China, Siompa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Quinam, Aynam (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Straghts of Sunda, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malapi (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes Island (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - China, Siompa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Guzarat, India [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Islands [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Magadoxa, Melinde, Mombaza, Quiloa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Guzarat, India [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo, Celebes (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Guzarat (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cong in Persia described, Bussora described (Euphrates River) (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bombahem Island, Island of Saltset, Coronia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java, Sumatra (1690)

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