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Two Journeys to Japan, 1856-7, Vol. 2 of 2 Kinahan Cornwallis

Two Journeys to Japan, 1856-7, Vol. 2 of 2

Kinahan Cornwallis

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781330122327
Paperback
320 pages
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Excerpt from Two Journeys to Japan, 1856-7, Vol. 2 of 2The reader not altogether unfamiliar with the history of the last five centuries, will be aware that for more than a hundred years antecedent to the discovery of the passage to India by the CapeMoreExcerpt from Two Journeys to Japan, 1856-7, Vol. 2 of 2The reader not altogether unfamiliar with the history of the last five centuries, will be aware that for more than a hundred years antecedent to the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, the commerce of the eastern seas, so far as the rest of Europe was concerned, remained almost entirely in the hands of the Portuguese. The ancient Venetian commerce with India by the Red Sea had been speedily terminated- while the trade carried on overland, via Aleppo and the Persian Gulf, was in chief controlled by that power, then holding possession of Ormus, through which it chiefly passed.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.