Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia Volume 1

Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1763 edition. Excerpt: ...and TOBOLSKY, about two hundred and fifty verst, in the space of thirty hours. Sledges are the most simple and convenient machines for travelling on snow that can be imagined. And the person in the fledge may either sit, or ly a IRTISH and TOBOL. From this last' the city has its name. Both these rivers are navigable for several hundred miles above this place. The IRTISH, after receiving the TOBOL, becomes a noble stream, and discharg csitself into the OBY. This situation 'was chosen by CHAPJI. the RUSSIANS, both for its strength and beauty. For-1719', merly the TARTAR princes had their abode at a placek/YV about thirty verst south from TOBOLSKY, which is now neglected and minous. ToizoLsKY' is fortified with a strong brick-wall, having square towers and bastions at proper distances; and is well ' furnished with military stores. Within the town stand the governofs palace, courts of justice, se-' veral churches built of brick, particularly a larsigess cathedral, and the 'palace of the' archbishop. From the, walls you have a very extensive profpect of a fine country, especially to the south. To the west the land is also flat, and overgrown with tall woods. The inhabitants a-re chiefly RUSSIANS, of different professions; many of them are merchants, and very rich, by the ' profitable trade they carry on to the borders of CHlNA, and many places of their own country. These live mostly upon the hill. Under the hill in the suburbs, along the banks of the river, are several large streets, called the TARTAR-streets, occupied by the remains of the ancient inhabitants of these siparts. Here, as at other places, these people enjoy the free exercise of their religion, and the priviledges of trade. _ VoL. I. A a They CHAP. II. They resemble, in their...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767659
  • 9781236767653