Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768-1773 Volume 1

Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768-1773 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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ... to the banks of the Caccino, which flows from the north just above, and joins the Abola. Here we halted for a little to rest our men, and to adjust thoroughly the minutes of our journey, that the whole might appear in a distinct manner in the map that I intended to make on my return to Gondar. At half past nine we again _set out, and, a few minutes after, passed the river Abola, which gives its name to the valley into which we had descended, and receives many lesser streams, and is of considerable breadth. I could discover no traces of fish either in it or in any river since we left the Assar, from which circumstancel apprehend, that, in these torrents from-the mountains, almost dry in summer, and which run with vast rapidity in winter, the spawn and fish are both destroyed in dififerent seasons by different causes. After coasting some little time along the side of the valley, we began to ascend a mountain on the right, from which falls almost perpendicularly a small, but very violent stream, one of the principal branches of the Abola, which empties itself into the Nile, together with the other branch, a still more considerable stream, coming from east south-east, along the valley between Litchambara and Aformasha. At eleven o'clock our course was south by east, and we passed near a church, dedicated to the Virgin, on our left. The climate seemed here most agreeably mild, the country covered with the most lively verdure, the mountains with beautiful trees and shrubs, loaded with extraordinary fruits and flowers. I found my "spirits very much raised with these pleasing scenes, as were those of all my servants, who were, by our conversation, made geographers enough to know we-were approaching to the end of our journey. more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519930
  • 9781236519931