Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes; Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others Volume 1

Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes; Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...300. furlongs he anchored in Morontoboris, a round, deepe and safe harbour with a narrow entrance, called the Womens Port. The next day he left an Hand to Sea ward of him and yet so neere the shoare that the Sea seemed a Gut or narrow ditch. That day he sailed sixtie furlongs. On that shoare was a wood and shadie Hand. The next day he sailed thorow a narrow channell, the ebbe having left a great part dry, and having passed 120. furlongs he came to the mouth of the River Arabius, where is a great and safe harbour. They fetched water sixtie furlongs up the River in a Lake. At the harbour is an Hand full of Oisters and all sorts of fish. This River confineth India; the next Regions are possessed by the Oritse; their first anchoring on the Orite-shoare was Pagali, having sailed 200. furlongs neere a craggie rocke. The next day 300. furlongs to Bacana: and because the shoare was rockie, hee was forced to anchor farre from land. In this way three ships were lost in a storme, but the persons were saved being neere the shoare. He sailed thence two hundred furlongs to Comala: and there went on shoare and set up tents to refresh his people wearied with their long Navigation, and desiring to have some rest. Here Leonnatus, to whom Alexander had given Commission for the Oritas, overthrew them in a great battell and slew 6000. The weatherbeaten ships being repaired, and ten daies provisions being taken in, and those sailers which were weary of the Sea, being left with Leonnatus, some of his company supplying their roomes: the Fleete proceeded 500. furlongs, and anchored at the River Thomeros. The Inhabitants dwelt in small cottages, and wondered at the Navie as a strange Noveltie: they came to the shoare with lances of six cubits sharpned and burned at the...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518713
  • 9781236518712