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Caplan (Canada) (search for this): narrative 450
e house and there make a feast for two dayes : and then the wife with all the neighbours wives & her friends go to the place where he was burned, and there they sit a certaine time and cry and gather the pieces of bones which be left unburned and bury them, and then returne to their houses and make an end of all mourning. And the men and women which be neere of kin do shave their heads, which they do not use except it be for the death of a friend: for they much esteeme of their haire. Caplan is the place where they finde the rubies, saphires, and spinelles: it standeth sixe dayes journey from Ava in the kingdome of Pegu . There are many great high hilles out of which they digge them. None may go to the pits but onely those which digge them. In Pegu , and in all the countreys of Ava, Langeiannes, Siam , and the Bramas, the men weare bunches or little round balles in their privy members: some of them weare two and some three. They cut the skin and so put them in, one into one
Aternum (Italy) (search for this): narrative 450
nd beat the flesh with the blood very small, and fill the skin with it: and hereof commeth the muske. Of the amber they holde divers opinions; but most men say it commeth out of the sea, and that they finde it upon the shores side. The rubies, saphires, and spinelles are found in Pegu . The diamants are found in divers places, as in Bisnagar, in Agra, in Delli, and in the Ilands of the Javas. The best pearles come from the Iland of Baharim in the Persian sea, the woorser from the Piscaria neere the Isle of Ceylon, and from Aynam a great Iland on the Southermost coast of China . Spodium and many other kindes of drugs come from Cambaia. Now to returne to my voyage; from Ormus I went to Balsara or Basora, and from Basora to Babylon: and we passed the most part of the way by the strength of men by hailing the boat up the river with a long cord. From Babylon I came by land to Mosul, which standeth nere to Ninive , which is all ruinated and destroyed; it standeth fast by the
Calicut (Kerala, India) (search for this): narrative 450
of a reasonable stature; the women litle; all blacke, with a cloth bound about their middle hanging downe to their hammes: all the rest of their bodies be naked: they have horrible great eares with many rings set with pearles and stones in them. The king goeth incached, as they do all; he doth not remaine in a place above five or sixe dayes: he hath many houses, but they be but litle: his guard is but small: he remooveth from one house to another according to their order. All the pepper of Calicut and course cinamom groweth here in this countrey. The best cinamom doth come from Ceylon , and is pilled from fine yoong trees. Here are very many palmer or coco trees, which is their chiefe food: for it is their meat and drinke : and yeeldeth many other necessary things, as I have declared before. The Naires which be under the king of Samorin, which be Malabars, have alwayes wars with the Portugals. The king hath alwayes peace with them; but his people goe to the sea to robbe & stea
Mecca (Saudi Arabia) (search for this): narrative 450
r here they lade many great shippes with diverse commodities for the streits of Mecca , for Ormus, and other places, and these be shippes of the Moores and of Christit time. Hither many shippes come from all partes of India, Ormus, and many from Mecca : heere be manie Moores and Gentiles. They have a very strange order among them,owne, and hath a faire port into the sea, from whence go many ships to Malacca, Mecca , and many other places. Here are 18. or 20. very great and long houses, where ta good towne, and hath a faire porte into the sea, whither come many ships from Mecca , Malacca, Sumatra, and from divers other places. And there the ships staie and eo, and Pepper from Achen in Sumatra. To Cirion a port of Pegu come ships from Mecca with woollen cloth, Scarlets, Velvets, Opium, and such like. There are in Pegu whence commeth great store of pepper and other spices every yeere to Pegu and Mecca within the Red sea, and other places. When the Portugals go from Macao in Chi
Japan (Japan) (search for this): narrative 450
warres with the king of Achem which standeth in the Iland of Sumatra: from whence commeth great store of pepper and other spices every yeere to Pegu and Mecca within the Red sea, and other places. When the Portugals go from Macao in China to Japan , they carry much white silke, golde, muske, and porcelanes: and they bring from thence nothing but silver. They have a great caracke which goeth thither every yere, and she bringeth from thence every yere above sixe hundred thousand crusadoes: and all this silver of Japan , and two hundred thousand crusadoes more in silver which they bring yeerely out of India, they imploy to their great advantage in China : and they bring from thence golde, muske, silke, copper, porcelanes, and many other things very costly and gilded. When the Portugals come to Canton in China to traffike, they must remaine there but certaine dayes: and when they come in at the gate of the city, they must enter their names in a booke, and when they goe out at ni
Sumatra (Florida, United States) (search for this): narrative 450
litle roll of cloth about their heads. Hither come many ships from China & from the Malucos, Banda, Timor , and from many other Ilands of the Javas, which bring great store of spices and drugs, and diamants and other jewels. The voyages into many of these Ilands belong unto the captaine of Malacca: so that none may goe thither without his licence: which yeeld him great summes of money every yeere. The Portugals heere have often times warres with the king of Achem which standeth in the Iland of Sumatra: from whence commeth great store of pepper and other spices every yeere to Pegu and Mecca within the Red sea, and other places. When the Portugals go from Macao in China to Japan , they carry much white silke, golde, muske, and porcelanes: and they bring from thence nothing but silver. They have a great caracke which goeth thither every yere, and she bringeth from thence every yere above sixe hundred thousand crusadoes: and all this silver of Japan , and two hundred thousand cru
he Isle of Ceylon, and from Aynam a great Iland on the Southermost coast of China . Spodium and many other kindes of drugs come from Cambaia. Now to returne to my voyage; from Ormus I went to Balsara or Basora, and from Basora to Babylon: and we passed the most part of the way by the strength of men by hailing the boat up the river with a long cord. From Babylon I came by land to Mosul, which standeth nere to Ninive , which is all ruinated and destroyed; it standeth fast by the river of Tigris . From Mosul I went to Merdin, which is in the countrey of the Armenians; but now there dwell in that place a people which they call Cordies, or Curdi. From Merdin I went to Orfa, which is a very faire towne, and it hath a goodly fountaine ful of fish; where the Moores hold many great ceremonies and opinions concerning Abraham; for they say he did once dwell there. From thence I went to Bir, & so passed the river of Euphrates . From Bir I went to Aleppo, where I stayed certaine moneths for
Moore (United Kingdom) (search for this): narrative 450
ade of all sortes of spices, drugs, silke, cloth of silke, fine tapestrie of Persia, great store of pearles which come from the Isle of Baharim, and are the best pearles of all others, and many horses of Persia, which serve all India. They have a Moore to their king, which is chosen and governed by the Portugales. Their women are very strangely attyred, wearing on their noses, eares, neckes, armes and legges many rings set with jewels, and lockes of silver and golde in their eares, and a long b two townes, the one belonging to the Portugales, and the other to the Moores. That of the Portugales is neerest to the sea, and commaundeth the bay, and is walled round about. A little above that is the towne of the Moores which is governed by a Moore king called Xa-Maluco. Here is great traffike for all sortes of spices and drugges, silke, and cloth of silke, sandales, Elephants teeth, and much China worke, and much sugar which is made of the nutte called Gagara: the tree is called the pa
Javas (Russia) (search for this): narrative 450
h about their middle, and a litle roll of cloth about their heads. Hither come many ships from China & from the Malucos, Banda, Timor , and from many other Ilands of the Javas, which bring great store of spices and drugs, and diamants and other jewels. The voyages into many of these Ilands belong unto the captaine of Malacca: so tcommeth from Cauchinchina. The benjamin commeth out of the countreys of Siam and Jangomes. The long pepper groweth in Bengala, in Pegu , and in the Ilands of the Javas. The muske commeth out of Tartarie, and is made after this order, by report of the marchants which bring it to Pegu to sell; In Tartarie there is a litres side. The rubies, saphires, and spinelles are found in Pegu . The diamants are found in divers places, as in Bisnagar, in Agra, in Delli, and in the Ilands of the Javas. The best pearles come from the Iland of Baharim in the Persian sea, the woorser from the Piscaria neere the Isle of Ceylon, and from Aynam a great Ilan
Lahore (Pakistan) (search for this): narrative 450
sia and out of India, and very much marchandise of silke and cloth, and of precious stones, both Rubies, Diamants, and Pearles. The king is apparelled in a white Cabie made like a shirt tied with strings on the one side, and a litle cloth on his head coloured oftentimes with red or yealow. None come into his house but his eunuches which keepe his women. Here in Fatepore we staied all three untill the 28. of September 1585. and then master John Newberie tooke his journey toward the citie of Lahor , determining from thence to goe for Persia and then for Aleppo or Constantinople, whether hee could get soonest passage unto, and directed me to goe for Bengala and for Pegu , and did promise me, if it pleased God, to meete me in Bengala within two yeeres with a shippe out of England. I left William Leades the jeweller in service with the king Zelabdim Echebar in Fatepore, who did entertaine him very well, and gave him an house and five slaves, an horse, and every day sixe S. S. in money. I
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