The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian: The Translation of Marsden Revised, with a Selection of His Notes (Google eBook)

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Henry G. Bohn, 1854 - Asia - 508 pages
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Contents

Of the Town of Kobiam and its Manufactures
70
Of a fertile Plain of six Days Journey succeeded by
77
Of the Province of BalashanOf the Precious Stones found
83
Of the Province of VokhanOf an Ascent for three Days
91
Of the Province of Karkan the Inhabitants of which
97
Of the Province of TanguthOf the City of SachionOf
104
Of the District of Kamul andof some peculiar Customs
109
Of the City of Kampion the principal one of the Province
115
Concerning ChingisKhan first Emperor of the Tartars
122
Of six successive Emperors of the Tartars and of the Cere
125
Of the Celestial and Terrestrial Deities of the Tartars
132
Of the Plain of Bargu near KaraKoranOf the Customs of
139
Of the Province of Egrigaia and of the City of KalachaOf
145
Of the Grand Khans beautiful Palace in the City of Shandu
152
BOOK II
160
Of the Return of the Grand Khan to the City of Kanbalu after
167
Of the number of the Grand Khans Sons by his four Wives
174
PAGE
179
Of the new City of Taidu built near to that of KanbaluOf
181
Of the treasonable Practices employed to cause the City of Kanbalu to rebel and of the Apprehension and Punishment of those con
187
Of the Personal Guard of the Grand Khan
192
Of the Style in which the Grand Khan holds his Public Courts and sits at Table with all his NoblesOf the Manner in which the Drinking Vessels of Gol...
193
Of the Festival that is kept throughout the Dominions of the Grand Khan on the Twentyeighth of September being the Anniversary of his Nativity
197
Of the White Feast held on the First Day of the Month of February being the Commencement of their YearOf the Number of Pre sents then broughtA...
199
Of the Quantity of Game taken and sent to the Court during the Winter Months
205
Of two Brothers who are principal Officers of the Chase to the Grand Khan
206
Of the Grand Khans proceeding to the Chase with his Ger falcons and HawksOf his FalconersAnd of his Tents
208
Of the Multitude of Persons who continually resort to and depart from the City of KanbaluAnd of the Commerce of the Place
214
Of the kind of Paper Money issued by the Grand Khan and made to pass current throughout his Dominions
215
Of the Council of Twelve great Officers appointed for the Affairs of the Army and of Twelve others for the general Concems of the Empire 2 ID
219
Of the Places established on all the great Roads for supplying PostHorsesOf the Couriers on FootAnd of the Mode in which the Ex pense is defrayed
221
Of the Relief afforded by the Grand Khan to all the Provinces of his Empire in Times of Dearth or Mortality of Cattle
227
Of the Trees which he causes to be planted at the Sides of the Roads and of the Order in which they are kept
228
Of the kind of Wine made in the Province of CathayAnd of the Stones used there for burning in the manner of Charcoal
229
Of the great and admirable Liberality exercised by the Grand Khan towards the Poor of Kanbalu and other Persons who apply for Relief at his Court
230
Of the Astrologers of the City of Kanbalu
232
Of the Religion of the TartarsOf the Opinions they hold respecting the SoulAnd of some of their Customs
234
Of the River named Pulisangan and of the Bridge over it
237
Of the City of Gouza
239
Of the Kingdom of Tainfu
242
Of the City of Pianfu
243
Of the Boundaries of Cathay and Manli
249
Of the Province of Sindinfu and of the great River Kian
251
Of the Province of Thebeth
253
Of the Province of Kaindu
258
Of the great Province of Karaian and of Yachi its prin cipal City
261
Of the Province named Karazan
264
Of the Province of Kardandan and the City of Vochang 207
271
Of an uninhabited Region and of the Kingdom of Mien
276
Of the City of Mien and of a grand Sepulchre of its King
277
Of the Province of Bangala
279
Of the Province of Kangigu
281
Of the Province of Amu
282
Of Tholoman
283
Of the Cities of Chintigui Sidinfu Gingui and Pazanfu
284
Of the City of Changlu
288
Of the City of Changli
289
Of the City of Tudinfu ib Chapter LII I Of the City of Singuimatu
291
Of the great River called the Karamoran and of the Cities of Koiganzu and Kuanzu
293
Of the most noble Province of Manji and of the Manner in which it was subdued by the Grand Khan
294
Chapter LVIOf the City of Koiganzu
298
Of the Town of Paughin
299
Of the City of Kain
300
Of the Cities of Tingui and Chingui ib Chapter LX Of the City of Yangui of which Marco Polo held the Go vernment
301
Of the City of Singui and of the very great River Kiang
305
Of the City of Kayngui
308
Of the City of Kuelinfu
341
Of the City of Unguen
342
Of the City of Kangiu
343
Of the City and Port of Zaitun and the City of Tingui ib BOOK III
347
Of the Island of Zipangu
350
Of the nature of the Idols worshipped in Zipangu and of the People being addicted to eating Human Flesh
354
Of the Sea of Chin between this Island and the Province of Manji
355
Of the Gulf of Keinan and of its Rivers 857
357
Of the Country of Ziamba of the King of that Country and of his becoming tributary to the Grand Khan
358
Of the Island of Java
361
Of the Islands of Sondur and Condur and of the Country of Lochac
362
Of the Island of Pentan and of the Kingdom of Malaiur
364
Of the Island of Java Minor
365
Of the Kingdom of Felech in the Island of Java Minor
366
Of the Second Kingdom named Basman
367
Of the Third Kingdom named Samara 389
369
Of the Fourth Kingdom named Dragoian
372
Of the Fifth Kingdom named Lambri
373
Of the Sixth Kingdom named Fanfur where Meal is pro cured from a certain Tree
374
Of the Island of Nocueran
376
Of the Island of Angaman
377
Of the Province of Maabar
380
Of the Kingdom of Murphili or Monsul
398
Of the Province of Lac Loac or Lar
400
Of the Island of Zeilan
405
Of the City of Kael
408
Of the Kingdom of Koulam
410
Of Komari
413
Of the Kingdom of Dely
414
Of Malabar
416
Of the Kingdom of Guzzerat
418
Of the Kingdom of Kanan
419
Of the Kingdom of Kambaia
420
Of the Kingdom of Servenath
421
Of the Kingdom of Kesmacoran
422
Of the Islands of Males and of Females 42 1
423
Of the Island of Soccotera
425
Of the great Island of Madagascar
427
Of the Island of Zenzibar
431
Of the multitude of Islands in the Indian Sea
434
Of the Second or Middle India named Abascia or Abyssinia
435
Of the Province of Aden
438
Of the City of Escier
440
Of the City of Dulfar
442
Of Ormus
444
Of those Countries which are termed the Region of Darkness
449
Of the Province of Russia
451
Of Great Turkey
453
What the Grand Khan said of the Injuries done to him by Kaidu
456
How Abaga sent Argon his Son with an Army
457
How Argon succeeded his Father in the Sovereignty
458
How Acomat went with his Ho3t to fight Argon
459
How the Barons replied to Argon
460
How Argon sent his Messengers to Acomat
461
The Battle between Argon and Acomat
462
How Argon recovered the Sovereignty
463
The Death of Argon
464
How Quiacatu seized upon the Sovereignty after the Death of Argon
465
Of the Lords of the Tartars of the West
466
How Berca and his Host went to meet Alau
467
Alaus Address to his Men ib Chapter LXVIII Of the great Battle between Alau and Berca
468
How Totamangu was Lord of the Tartars of the West
469
How Toctai proceeded against Nogai
470
Appendix
472
Index
479

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Page 360 - They have gold in the greatest abundance, its sources being inexhaustible,4 but as the king does not allow of its being exported, few merchants visit the country, nor is it frequented by much shipping from other parts.

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