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[5] The name of Organci is easily recognized In the town of Urgenz in
    Kheucaresm; which is named Dschordschanio by Abulfeda, and Korkang by
    the Persians.  But there were two towns of this name, the greater and
    the lesser Urgenz, or Old and New Urgenz.  The Old or Greater Urgenz
    was situated near to where the Gihon discharges its waters into lake
    Aral; the New or Ixsser Urgenz is to be found near Chiwa, or Chiva, on
    the Gihon—­Forst.

[6] Oltrarra is properly called Otrar, and also Farab, which latter name is
    to be found in Abulfeda.  It is situate on the river Sihon or Sire.  The
    Chinese, who cannot pronounce the letter r, call it Uotala.—­Forst.

[7] Armalecco is the name of a small town called Almalig, which, according
    to Nassir Ettusi and Ulug-beg, is in Turkestan.  From the life of
    Timur Khan, by Shersfeddin Ali, it appears that Almalig is situate
    between the town of Taschkent and the river Irtiah, in the country of
    the Gete, and on the banks of the river Ab-eile, which discharges
    itself into the Sihon, or Sirr-Daria.—­Forst.

[8] Came-xu is in all probability the name of Khame or Khami with the
    addition of xu, instead of Tcheou or Tsheu, which, in the Chinese
    language, signifies a town of the second rank.—­Forst.

[9] Obviously the Kara-Moran, called Hoang-ho by the Chinese, or the Yellow
    River.—­Forst.

[10] Cassai, or Kaway, seems to be the place called Kissen, on a lake of
    that name, near the northernmost winding branch of the Kara-moran, in
    Lat. 41.50’.  N. long. 107 deg.. 40’.  E.—­Forst.

[11] It is curious to notice, in the writings, of this intelligent
    commercial geographer, and in the travels of Marco Polo, the peculiar
    advantages in commerce enjoyed by the Chinese at so early a period, of
    being paid in sliver for their commodities and manufactures.  This
    practice, which prevailed so early as 1260, the era of the elder
    Polos, and even, in 851, when the Mahometan travellers visited
    Southern China, still continues in 1810.—­E.

[12] The value of the silver somno is nowhere mentioned; but it is of no
    importance, as it would not enable us to institute any comparison of
    values whatsoever.—­E.

[13] Gamalecco is undoubtedly Cambalu, Cambalig, or Khan-balig, otherwise
    Pekin; exactly as Gattay is substituted for Katay Kathay, or Cathay. 
    —­Forst.

CHAP.  XV.

Voyages of Nicolo and Antonio Zeno in 1380.[1]

INTRODUCTION.

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