The Modern Traveller; Being a Collection of Useful and Entertaining Travels, Lately Made Into Various Countries the Whole Carefully Abridged Exhibiting a View of the Manners, Religion, Government, Arts, Agriculture, Volume 3

The Modern Traveller; Being a Collection of Useful and Entertaining Travels, Lately Made Into Various Countries the Whole Carefully Abridged Exhibiting a View of the Manners, Religion, Government, Arts, Agriculture, Volume 3

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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. 1776 edition. Excerpt: ...string drawn through the nose of the ox, which served instead of a bridle: she was dressed better than common, and attended by a footman: the singularity of the equipage, but particularly her extraordinary beauty, drew my attention. Aug. Aug. 5, we quitted Astrachan in five vessels, three of them flat-bottomed, of about one hundred and fifty tons, with three masts and ten guns eaclv The 7th, after entering the Caspian, we got out of sight of land; the water however still continued fresh as the river. The 30th, we arrived at Niezabatt, . the place where they intended to land on the territories of Persia. The navigation of the Caspian belongs solely to the Rusfians, the Persians and other bordtrers having nothing but fishing-boats. It contains abundance of fish, but no lhell-filh, except a kind of cockle. The 21st we arrived at a caravansera, which are generally large square buildings, with a court ia the middle: all round there are rooms for lodging travellers, and on one side a stable for horses. As there are no inns in the East, these caravanseras in some measure supply that defect, though nothing is fpund in them but shelter: they are, however, very convenient for.travellers, and some of them can contain fiv hundred men with their horses: there is commonly an old man, who cleans the rooms, and fetches necessaries from the next town or village. The 27th we arrived at Shamachy, the Ambassador and his train making a public entry. October 2 the Chan with. a numerous retinue made a ceremonial visit to the Ambassador. T his city is the capital of Shirvan: it is large, but the houses are meanly built. The air is more healthy than at places nearer to the Caspian sea: there is a considerable trafsick at this place, particularly in raw silk, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497430
  • 9781236497437