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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation 4 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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ther maritime or dependent upon some great river which was the artery of the empire. Witness the Mediterranean, the Nile, Euphrates, and Tigris; these waters washed all the lands of historic interest from Noah to Constantine. We must except far Cathay, — China. Stowe dates the making of coaches in England from 1555, and credits Walter Rippin with the making of the same. The canopies of these coaches were supported by pillars on the bodies, surrounded by curtains of cloth or leather, which the throstles as well as by the mules. Cotton Pa′per. We are indebted for cotton paper to the Arabians, and it is surmised that they learned it of nations still east of them. The use of cotton for this purpose was probably derived from far Cathay (China), whence we received gunpowder, porcelain, the mariner's compass, and the art of glazing earthenware. The first use of cotton paper in Europe was among the Saracens in Spain, and cannot be traced back beyond the tenth century. In Europ
the [eastward] shadow, as he watched the sun gradually decline in the western sky. It is useless, then, to expect to give a date for the invention of the sun-dial. It was not an invention, but an observation. It is evident that the dial having a gnomon which makes with the horizontal plane an angle equal to the latitude of the place is the invention of the Asiatics. It is bootless to inquire whether it originated on the southern slope of the great backbone of the continent, or in far Cathay, by the Yellow Sea. Herodotus, whose fame grows clearer and brighter as years wax and wane, states that the Greeks received the sun-dial from the Chaldeans (see that of Berosus, infra). We may fairly judge the character of the ancient dials from those yet remaining in India, which are destitute of modern innovations, such as glass lenses and finely graduated metallic scales. Dr. Hooker, in his Notes in Bengal, Nepaul, etc, gives sketches of the sun-dials in the Observatory of Benares. T
graphy estimated the Chinese coast at the longitude of the Carolinas. So Columbus started west on an uncertain expedition, and, believing Behaim, with whom he had been associated at Lisbon, 1480 – 84, concluded that in reaching land he had found Cathay. He caused the whole crews of his squadron (about eighty sailors) to swear that they believed he might go from Antilia (Cuba) to Spain by land, keeping west. Having letters from the Catholic monarchs to the Great Mogul Khan in Cathay, he sent oCathay, he sent on shore a baptized Jew who was acquainted with some of the Oriental languages, but his messenger failed to make connection. Columbus died before the error was discovered; he named the natives indians, and so much of the matter remains to this day. See map; where the globes of Behaim and Schoner are compared with the previous maps of Ptolemy, Strabo, Hecataeus, and others. Then to Moxon's, and bought there a payre of globes; cost me £ 3 10s. — Pepys, 1663. In the history of globe-making, t
be taken as representing the state of geographic knowledge out of Salamanca and the cloisters. Africa had been circummavigated by Vasco da Gama; Asia is driven over to the eastward as far as Marco Polo is deemed to have gone in his months of weary travel. So large a proportion of the circumference of the earth was held to be embraced by the circuit of Europe and Asia, that the latter about fills the western hemisphere, the goodliest island of Cipango (Japan) lying off the coast of the far Cathay. In the mid-Atlantic is the island of Antilia, a spot partly conjectural, and also the island of St. Brandan, which was purely imaginary. Thus was the globe depicted before the sailing of Columbus, and his projected voyage was not expected to be much greater than the length of the Mediterranean. He sailed and discovered what he considered to be the Island of Antilia (Cuba). An island under that name had appeared on the charts since 1425. Columbus was for discovering a western route to In
essors, ourselves occupying the median line between the new civilizations of Greece, Rome, and their derivatives, and the far older and, to us, fantastic forms of Cathay and the lands thereto adjacent. Japanese scribe. Fig. 3609 has two views from paintings at Thebes. The upper figure represents a scribe taking an account emple, intending to sanctify an esteemed and musical observance to the worship of a new object. So the jingling has proceeded for many centuries, from almondeyed Cathay and old Zipango to the Bretons and Basques by the ocean of Atlantis. Praying-mill. A little water-wheel to keep a written prayer moving. Abbe Hue ( Travelshe description of the technical manipulation of the Chinese press might have been read in Western countries as early as 1310 in Raschid-eddin's Persian History of Cathay. No press is used in printing, but the workman holds in his right hand a stick with a brush at each end. With one brush he applies ink to the page, then lays o
e may believe the poets. Milton alludes to the wind-driven cars of the Chinese, as traversing the table-land of Asia:— But in his way lights on the barren plains Of Sericana, where Chineses drive With sails and wind their cany wagons light. Paradise lost. We are not to infer that Satan saw the cars in motion, nor that Milton believed the modern theory, that mankind proceeded from several independent centers. This would be granting the whole question, that the almondeyed man of Cathay was scudding over the plains in pursuit of business or pleasure while Adam and Eve were yet disporting in Eden. One form of the wind-car has sails like a windmill, which rotate an axle and impart motion to the driving-wheels. Such are described in old works on physics, published centuries ago. The Chinese wind-wheelbarrow is drawn by a donkey, and when the wind is fair a sail is set. The wheel turns in the middle of a wooden frame, sustained by iron bars. Upon the frame are hung all