Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society, 1권

Bombay Geographical Society, 1836
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12 페이지 - We found it inhabited by a few fishermen, who, to the number of about 10O, reside in wretched huts, within the walls of an extensive fort. They live together as one family, and are a poor and insulated race, bearing some resemblance to the tribe who reside in the vicinity of Ras Musandam, with whom (and in this they are singular) they maintain a friendly intercourse. They have a great aversion to mixing with their neighbours, and rarely ever visit the town of Kishm, though only six miles distant.
51 페이지 - And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
2 페이지 - ... rugged hills which line the eastern shores of the island are covered for a considerable distance from their base with an incrustation of salt, which in some places is as transparent as ice. In other places the surface is covered with a thin layer of dusky red-coloured earth, which owes its colour to the oxide of iron, with which the whole surface of the island is impregnated.
153 페이지 - ... the physical and astronomical geography of the interior of British Guayana, and, secondly to connect the positions thus ascertained with those of Mr. Humboldt on the Upper Orinoco. The following instructions are inserted on page 10 of the above quoted volume: "Your proposed expedition up the Cuyuni to explore the " Sierra Imataca would be interesting, if practicable with a " due attention to the other objects of the expedition. But as " this district is not within British Guiana and a minute...
5 페이지 - Abhas, assisted by the English, drove the Portuguese from the island of Hormuz, and transferred its commerce to this port. Here, instead of being carried in ships to Basrah and the northern ports of the Gulf, a very considerable portion of the imports from India and Africa were landed, and transported by means of caravans to the interior parts of Persia and the adjacent countries ; so that Gamrunbe.
2 페이지 - E., is situated about 30O yards from the beach, on a projecting point of land, which is separated from the body of the island by a moat. The position is remarkably well chosen ; and the whole, with the exception of the ordnance, which has been destroyed by time and rust, is still in good condition. A few hundred yards from this, now tottering in ruins, stands the lighthouse, which must formerly have been a fine building : its spiral staircase still exists, but it would be dangerous to ascend it.
163 페이지 - ... much so that it appeared as if an immense number of narrow channels had been cut, so as to cross each other in every direction. These channels were literally swarming with crocodiles, and the islets and banks were covered with them also. 'The swamp is not more than 150 yards long, by about 80 yards broad ; and in this confined space I counted above 200 large ones, from 8 to 15 feet long, while those of a smaller size were innumerable.
xi 페이지 - They may be considered as nomades to a certain extent," he says, " for notwithstanding they always reside in the same country, yet they frequently change their place of residence. If we are to believe their own account, they have been settled in the Ativisi from time immemorial. They have the tradition among them, that they are the descendants of the demon...
175 페이지 - ... commercial roads conduct the trade to Shikarpoor ; but the communication is entirely carried on by land, although all the merchants of the town, great and small, agree in the opinion that their profits would be much increased, and their interests promoted, were a communication by water established. Shikarpoor is not a town of any antiquity, though there has always been a place of note in its neighbourhood. Alore, Sukkur, Bukkur, and Roree have all followed each other, and the present town has...
8 페이지 - Very good wine and every description of dried fruit could be then obtained, as well as silk and cotton cloths ; together with very fine carpets soft as silk, and of the richest pattern and dye. These latter we purchased at the rate of twenty dollars each ; they were six or seven feet long, by three feet broad. At this time, the British force was encamped near the town, and the demand was in consequence considerably increased ; yet the supply was in general fully equal to it.

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