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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1778 edition. Excerpt: ... during a three yeai's voyage made by the Tyfiari fleet ifi the service of King Solomon. He asserts on the authority of JosephUs, that the p6rt at which this embarkation Was made hy in the Mediterranean. The fleet, he adds, went in quest of efepha'h'ts teeth and peacocks to the western Coast of Africa, which is Tarsifh; theii to Ophir for. gold, which is Haite, or the island of Hifpaniola; and in the latter opinion he is supported by Columbus, who, when he discovered that island, thought he could trace the furnaces In which the gold was refined. To these migrations, which preceded the Christian aera, he adds many others of a later date from different nations, but these I have not time to enumerate. For the fame reason I am obliged to pass ovef numberless writers on this subject; and shall content myself with only giving the sentiments of two or three more. The first of these is Pierre De Charlevoix, a Frenchman, who in his journal of a voyage to North America, made so lately as the year 1720, has recapitulated the opinions of a variety of authors on this head, to which he has subjoined his own OWti conjectures. But the latter cannot without some difficulty be extracted, as they are so interwoven' with tfhe passages fie has quoted, that it requites much attention tio discriminate them. He seems to allow that America might have received its first! inhabitants from Tattaty and Hyrcanfa. This he confirms, by observing that the lions and tigers which are found in' the former, must have come from those countries, and whose passage serves for a proof that the two hemispheres join to the northward of Asia., He then draws a corroboration of this argument, from a story he fays he has often heard related by Father Grollon, a French Jesuit, as...
  • ISBN13: 9781230441849
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00092
Publication DateSeptember 12, 2013
Primary CategoryHistory/Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publisher ImprintTheclassics.Us

Travels Through the Interior Parts of North-America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

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