The History Of Maritime And Inland Discovery (volume 1)

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byWilliam Desborough Cooley

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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.1833 Excerpt: ... one hand on his own flute and the other on that of his companion. Among the presents sent by Shah Rokh to the emperor of China was one of his favourite horses; but the aged emperor was unable to manage this spirited animal, and received in consequence at one of his hunting parties a severe fall. His displeasure at the accident was so extremely violent, that the ambassadors had nearly atoned for it with their lives: through the solicitations, however, of the chief officers of the court, they were pardoned, and received permission to return home. In the narrative of this embassy mention occurs of a silver currency, called bcdishi, the name formerly given, as it has been seen, to the paper money of China; it may, therefore, be concluded that this latter had ceased to circulate before the commencement of the fifteenth century. The ambassadors also enumerate tea among the luxuries with which they were regaled; but, like Marco Polo, they are totally silent with respect to the great wall of China. CHAP. IX. EARLY DISCOVERIES OF THE PORTUGUESE. The Italian Republics.--Their Naval Superiority in the Middle Ages.--Improvements in Nautical Affairs.--Mariner's Compass discovered.--The Chinese supposed to have been acquainted with it.--And the Arabians.--First Mention of it by a European.--The Spaniards imbibe a Taste for the Luxuries of the East.--Their Ware with the Moors.--Motives to seek a Passage by Sea to India.--The Portuguese commence the Attempt.--Don Henry.--Discovery of Puerto Santo and Madeira.--Story of Macham.--The Canary Islands colonized.--Cape Bojador doubled.--Captives ransomed for Gold Dust.--Voyages of Cada Mosto.--The native Canarians.--The Moors of the Desert.--The Ships believed to be SpiritB.--The Salt Trade of the Negroes.--The Senegal.--King Bu...

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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.1833 Excerpt: ... one hand on his own flute and the other on that of his companion. Among the presents sent by Shah Rokh to the emperor of China w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217629881

ISBN - 13:9780217629881

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