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Cathay and the way thither; being a collection of medieval notices of China translated and edited by Colonel Henry Yule... with a preliminary essay on the intercourse between China and the western nation previous to the discovery of the Cape route.

Author/Creator:
Yule, Henry, Sir, 1820-1889.
Publication:
London, Printed for the Hakluyt society, 1866.
Format/Description:
Book
2 v. fronts., illus., maps (part fold.) 23 cm.
Series:
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society. no. 36-37
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society. [Nos. 36,37]
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Subjects:
Missions -- East Asia.
China -- Description and travel.
India -- Description and travel.
Contents:
Dedication and preface; Table of contents; Preliminary essay on the intercourse of China and the western nations previous to the discovery of the sea-route by the Cape; The travels of Friar Odoric of Prodenone (1316-1330); Letters and reports of missionary friars from Cathay and India (1292-1338); Cathay under th Mongols extracted from Rashiduddin's history (circa 1300-1307); Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay, etc. (circa 1300-1340); John de Marignolli's recollections of eastern travel (1338-1353); Ibn Batuta's travels in Bengal and China; The journey of Benedict Go=es from Agra to Cathay (1602-1607); Appendix.
Notes:
The two volumes are page continuously.
Vol. 1 contains the report of the Hakluyt society for 1866 with list of members, publications, etc.
Contributor:
Hakluyt Society.
OCLC:
58941479