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

Related Images

Image Name
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Javanese Mosque, at Bandong (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 22) Cong in Persia described, Bussora described (Euphrates River) (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 81) Sumatra, Banca [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 88) Celebes, Ende, Tiimor (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kust Van Mangarei Island, Floris Of Ende (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 51) Bisnagar [II] (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Malay Bride, the Honeymoon (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 93) Siompa, Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 89) Celebes Island (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents N-P (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents M (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Reede Van Banda (1859)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - The Charge of Sixpences (1854)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Front Cover (1859)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Santabong Entrance (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Orang-Bukkit from Amontai (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents Q-S (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 63) Tonquin, Qunacy, Aynam (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Phrenzy's Fall (1855)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Reception-Room in Alfred House (1871)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Vallei Batoe-gadjah (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 23) Persia, Guzarat (1690)
An Account of the Interior of Ceylon - View of Part of the Palace Including the Pateripooa and Part of the Nat Dewale from the Great Square (1821)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Een Bruildftsoptoct (1859)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The Nutmeg, just before it drops (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kotta Siantra Mandheling (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 17) A Description of Asabb Bay, the Red Sea (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A sketch of the Penang Hill [I] (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 30) Bombahem Island, Island of Saltset, Coronia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 85) Sumatra, Banca, Borneo, Succadana (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Crossing the River Benangan (1882)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Death in the Pool (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 29) India (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Sumbing (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 62) Quinam, Aynam (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Merapi (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 16) Moha, Arabian Felix, the Red Sea (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dyal idols & charms (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 90) Islands [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 1) Monomotapa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents D-F (1690)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Title Page - Volume I (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - De Waterval Lierip (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Oude Vorstelijke Graven bij de Negorij Bima (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 54) Bengall Bay, Aracam (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 18) Arabia, Felix (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 15) Moha, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 43) Coramandel [I] (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Ruins at Pollanarua (1855)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Illustrated Title Page (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 31) Surrat City, Cambaya, Guzarat (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Passengrang at Bomiagoe (1853)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Adam's Peak from the Duke's Pavilion (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 48) Part of the Coast of Malabar, Ceiloan (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents T (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 46) Orixa [I] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Ruine Van Eene Christen Kerk Te Saparoea (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 14) Arabian Shore (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Tring Dyak's War Dance (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Long Wahou Warrior (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Reede Van Padang (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 4) Lagao (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Gede (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The Salok Mountain, from the Buitenzorg Hotel (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents B-C (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 8) Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 57) Malaya, Sumatra (1690)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Stalking a Herd (1854)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Title Page & Introduction (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 83) Java [II] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Negorij En Het Meer Tondano (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 7) Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Poonan Woman (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Title Page (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 44) Coramandel [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 49) Ceiloan, Coramandel (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 67) Formosa [I] (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - The Last Plunge (1855)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Amboina (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 27) Guzarat, India [II] (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A sketch of the Penang Hill [II] (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Back Cover (1859)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Fresh Water Lake - Cagayan Sooloo (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Cheribon, as seen from the Steamer Koningen (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 76) Sumatra, Sunda Straghts (1690)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Man Overboard (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Tjandie, Dapor, near Boro Bodor (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - De Bazar Te Buitenzorg (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 68) Formosa [II] (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dayk Armes, Utensils, etc. (1882)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Plateau Dieng (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 10) Mohilla, Mayolla, Joanna (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Malayers, Bovenlanders (1859)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - The Duke Charged by an Elephant (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 24) Guzarat, India [I] (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Head of a figure on the right side of the sketch of Boro abodir Temple & Figure near Boro Bodor (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Title Page (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 33) Isle Coronia, India (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 74) Sumatra (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Front Cover (1859)

Related Maps

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

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