The Voyage of Hanno: Translated, and Accompanied with the Greek Text, Explained from the Accounts of Modern Travellers, Defended Against the Objections of Mr. Dodwell and Other Writers, and Illustrated by Maps from Ptolemy, D'Anville, and Bougainville

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T. Cadell Jun. and Davies, 1797 - Geography, Ancient - 105 pages
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Page 54 - Ask where's the North? at York, 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland, at the Orcades; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where.
Page 9 - We judged from our voyage that this place lay in a direct line with Carthage; for the length of our voyage from Carthage to the Pillars, was equal to that from the Pillars to Cerne.
Page 30 - Thofc balmy fpoils. As when to them who fail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are paft...
Page 11 - Thence we sailed towards the south twelve days, coasting the shore, the whole of which is inhabited by Ethiopians, who would not wait our approach, but fled from us. Their language was not intelligible even to the Lixitae, who were with us.
Page 7 - ... until we arrived at a lake lying not far from the sea. and filled with abundance of large reeds. Here elephants, and a great number of other wild beasts, were feeding. Having passed the lake about a day's sail, we founded cities near the sea, called Cariconticos, and Gytte, and Acra, and Melitta, and Arambys.
Page 15 - Though we pursued the men we could not seize any of them ; but all fled from us, escaping over the precipices, and defending themselves with stones. Three women were however taken ; but they attacked their conductors with their teeth and hands, and could not be prevailed upon to accompany us. Having killed them, we flayed them, and brought their skins with us to Carthage.
Page 94 - ... like trinkets. When they arrive at the place appointed, which is on such a day of the moon, they find in the evening several different heaps of gold-dust lying at a small...
Page 94 - If the Nigritians the next morning approve of the bargain, they take up the trinkets and leave the gold, or elfe make fome deductions from the gold duft, &c.
Page 94 - Niger, without seeing* the persons they trade with, or without having once broke through that original charter of commerce, which, from time immemorial, has been settled between them. The method is this : At a certain time of the year...
Page 5 - The Voyage of Hanno, commander of the Carthaginians, round the parts of Libya beyond the Pillars of Hercules, which he deposited in the temple of Saturn.

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