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[1] The Black-Sea, or Euxine, is here called the Great Sea.  Soldadia,
    Soldaia, or Sudak, was a city in the Crimea, a little to the west of
    Caffa.—­Forst.

[2] Barha or Barcha, more properly Bereke-khan, who reigned from 1256 to
    1266.—­E.

[3] Bolgara is the town of Bolgari, the capital of Bulgaria, which
    subsisted from 1161 to 1578.  Alsara is Al-seray, which was built by
    Baatu-khan, on the Achtuba, a branch of the Volga.—­Forst.

[4] Probably Holagu-khan, to whom all Persia was in subjection, quite to
    Syria.—­Forst.

[5] Ukakah, Grikhata, Khorkang, or Urghenz on the Gihon.—­Forst.

[6] Bereke-khan.—­Forst.

[7] This probably refers to the Constantinopolitan or Greek emperor; his
    dominions being called Roum in the east to the present day.—­E.

[8] In different editions this name is corruptly written Gogoka, Gogatal,
    Cogatal, and Chogatal.—­E.

[9] Otherwise called Glaza and Galza, but more properly Al-Ajassa, on the
    south-east extremity of the Euxine or Black-sea.—­Forst.

[10] Acon, or more properly Akko.  It is not easy to conceive what should
    have taken them so much out of their way as Acre; unless they could
    not procure shipping at Giazza, and travelled therefore by land
    through Asia Minor and Syria; or that they intended here to procure
    the holy oil for the khan.—­E.

[11] This is an error in transcription, and it has been already noticed in
    the introduction to these travels, that Marco could not then have
    exceeded the ninth year of his age.—­E.

[12] Bibars el Bentochdari, sultan of Kahira or Cairo, in Egypt, often
    called Babylon.—­Forst.

[13] Chambalu, or Khan-balu, or the city of the Khan, now Peking.—­Forst.

[14] Called likewise; Kogatin, Gogatin, and Gogongin, in the different
    transcripts of these travels.—­E.

[15] From the circumstance of this kingdom of Argon being near Arbor Secco
    it would appear to have been one of the eight kingdoms of Persia
    mentioned in the sequel; and from the sea voyage, it probably was
    Mekran, which, reaches to the sea and the Indies,—­E.

[16] These were most princely letters-patent; equal in weight to 400
    guineas, perhaps equal in efficacious value to 4000 in our times.—­E.

SECTION II.

Description of Armenia the Lesser, of the country of the Turks of Greater Armenia, Zorzania, the kingdom of Mosul, of the cities of Bagdat and Tauris, and account of a strange Miracle[1].

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