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0254 Cathay and the Way Thither : vol.1
中国および中国への道 : vol.1
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ccxxxviii

PRELIMINARY ESSAY.

the river on which it stands. We know from Wood that it is on the north side.

But on the other hand the German narrative, whether fictitious or no, contains indications of special sources of knowledge. For example, the name Ohakheraller, which it applies to a mountain north of the Karakul, will be found in the Chinese Hydrography recently quoted, applied in the same way. The German speaks of the Duvan, by which the main Oxus of Wood seems meant, as crossed by a bridge to the north of Badakhshan. Wood tells us (p. 398) that it is bridged in that quarter. And the German speaks of the river of Vokhan passing underground at a spot on the frontier of the district of Vokhan, a remarkable coincidence with the statement of Edrisi quoted at p. ccxxxv.

I would suggest to any one trying to settle the question about this narrative a careful comparison of its indications with the map which Klaproth published of Central Asia. To that I have no access.

NOTE XXI.

TITLES OF SOME BOOKS QUOTED IN THIS WORK BY ABBREVIATED REFERENCES.

ABULPHARAGIUS, Historia Compend. Dynastiarum, etc., ab Ed. Pocockio. Oxon, 1663.

ACAD. means Mém. de l'Acad des Inscriptions.

ASSEMANI, Bibliotheca Orientalis. When no volume is specified the reference is to vol. iii, part ii, containing the account of the Nestorian Church.

ASTLEY. A new general collection of Voyages and Travels, etc. Printed for Thomas Astley. London, 4 vols., 1745-47.

BABER, Memoirs of the Emperor ; by Leyden and Erskine. 1826. BALDELLI BONI, Il Milione di M. Polo. Firenze, 1827.

BARBOSA (Lisbon ed.) . Livro de Duarte Barbosa in Colleccào de Noticias, etc., publicada pela Acad. Real das Sciencias Tomo ii. Lisboa,

1812.

BENJAMIN OF TUDELA, see Early Travellers in Palestine.

BROWN'S VULGAR ERRORS. Bohn's Edition.

CHINE (ANCIENNE), Description Historique, etc., etc., par M. G.

Pauthier. Paris, 1837 (L' Univers Pittoresque).

(MODERNE), par Pauthier et Bazin. Ditto, ditto, 1853.

CRAWFURD ; Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands and adjacent countries. London, 1856.

-- Grammar and Dictionary of' the Malay Language. London, 1852.