Outlines of the Globe; The View of India Extra Gangem, China and Japan

Outlines of the Globe; The View of India Extra Gangem, China and Japan

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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. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...breadth gthere is about two and twen-ty leagues, and the depth nearly the same; but silled with islands divided by most narrow and intricate chann-els; possibly these might be the gate: of Cbina-mentioned by the two Mabometan travellers of the ninth century, as Canton was their Canfa, even 'at that time a most fiourishing city. It was also the Canefiuin of the Nubian geographertt. Sanciam is famed for having been the place of interment of Saint Francis de-Xa-vier, and for his tomb, which still is to be seen. Another isle is that of Hoan-pou, where the Dzztcb had built a fort in order to command the navigation of the Tigrir, or river of Canton. Their design was discovered, and they were all massacredi. THE most important city is that of Illacao, seated on a-little penin-sula, and which was, during a certain period, celebrated ' Page 35. for TYPA. Boece. Tiotus. for its wealth and commerce; it is now quite declined from its former splendor, but is well known to the Europeanr, as the place where their ships commonly anchor in their way inward, and from being the residence of all the European faetories, who are obliged by the Cbinese to quit Canton as soon as the ships have left the river. About six miles lower is the Yjzpa, a harbor for careening of ships. Here Commodore Anson heaved down the Cenzurion in January 1743, previous to the capture of the Manillu ship on june zoth, old stile, -which established the great fortunes of that lucky house. THE Hu-men, or Tzgerr-gate, or the Bocca-tzlgrir of the Portu-guese, is the narrow pass into that river, which is not a musket-shot over, and defended by two miserable batteries. Mr. Anson passed them in his way to the Canton river. The poor pilot, who relutitantly carried him through, and the mandarine who...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559622
  • 9781236559623