Voyages And Travels To India, Ceylon, The Red Sea, Abyssinia, And Egypt (volume 2); In The Years…

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byGeorge Annesley Mountnorris

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1811. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. Description of Mocha.--Construction of the houses.--Fortifications.-- Garrison. -- Cavalry and Infantry exercise.--Jews town,--Arabian women.--Appearance of the Arabs and their food. -- Government of Mocha.--Police.--Character of the Arabs resident in towns and Sedowee Arabs.--Arabian horses.--Climate of Mocha.--Mr. Salt's Tour to Moosa.-- Observations on the formation of the Tehama.--Measures pursued in sinking a well at Mocha.--Foundation of Mocha.-- Establishment of European Factories.--Account of the trade in Coffee, Gum Arabic, Myrrh, Frankincense, Gold, Ivory) and India Goods.--The Fair of Berber a. --Possibility of penetrating into Africa.--Government of Yemen.--Account of the Imaum and Family.--Account of Sana.--Polygamy.-- Rise and present state of the Wahabee power. THE appearance of Mocha from the sea is tolerably handsome, as all the' buildings are whitewashed, and the three minarets of the mosques rise to a considerable height. The uniform line of the flat-roofed houses is also broken by several tombs, which are called Kobas, after a celebrated mosque at that place, which was consecrated by Mohammed himself, and was similar to them in its construction, being a square edifice covered with a circular dome. On landing at a pier, which has been constructed for the convenience of trade, the effect is improved, by the battlements of the walls, and a lofty tower on which cannon are mounted, which advances before the town, and is meaut to protect the sea gate. The moment however that the traveller passes the gates, these pleasing ideas are put to flight by the filth that abounds in every street, and more particularly in the open spaces, which are left within the walls, by the gradual decay of the deserted habitations which once filled...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1811. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. Description of Mocha.--Construction of the houses.--Fortifications.-- Garrison. -- Cavalry and Infantry exerci...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217806708

ISBN - 13:9780217806701

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