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A new account of East-India and Persia, in eight letters. Being nine years travels, begun in 1672. And finished 1681. Containing observations made of the moral, natural, and artificial estate of those countries: namely, of their government, religion, laws, customs. Of the soil, climates, seasons, health, diseases. Of the animals, vegetables, minerals, jewels. Of their housing, cloathing, manufactures, trades, commodities. And of the coins, weights, and measures, used in the principal places of trade in those parts. Preview this item
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A new account of East-India and Persia, in eight letters. Being nine years travels, begun in 1672. And finished 1681. Containing observations made of the moral, natural, and artificial estate of those countries: namely, of their government, religion, laws, customs. Of the soil, climates, seasons, health, diseases. Of the animals, vegetables, minerals, jewels. Of their housing, cloathing, manufactures, trades, commodities. And of the coins, weights, and measures, used in the principal places of trade in those parts.

Author: John Fryer
Publisher: London, R. Chiswell, 1698.
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Describes the cities of Surat and Bombay, the life and trade there, as well as at Madras; includes an account of the struggle of the Maharattas under Sivaji to resist absorption into Aurangzib's empire, an analysis of the political state of the kingdom of Bijapur, and information about natural science. The Persian portion of the book recounts the eighteen-month sojurn the author spent in southern Persia and Isphahan  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fryer
OCLC Number: 4908753
Notes: Title in red and black within line border.
Description: 4 preliminary leaves, xiii, [1], 427, xxiv pages frontispiece (portrait) illustrations, plates (some folded) maps 32 cm
Responsibility: By John Fryer. Illustrated by maps, figures, and useful tables.

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Describes the cities of Surat and Bombay, the life and trade there, as well as at Madras; includes an account of the struggle of the Maharattas under Sivaji to resist absorption into Aurangzib's empire, an analysis of the political state of the kingdom of Bijapur, and information about natural science. The Persian portion of the book recounts the eighteen-month sojurn the author spent in southern Persia and Isphahan in 1677-78.

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