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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 801 pages of information about A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels.

Zurich, 79. 
Zaire River, in Africa, 637.

INDEX TO THE HISTORICAL SKETCH.

A

Abyssinia, ancient trade, 93.  Adam of Bremen, 293.  Africa, East of, trade to in time of Nero, 241. ——­, Discoveries in by Portuguese, 333. ——­, Travels and Discoveries in, in 18th and 19th centuries, 472. ——­, in the west and interior, 473. ——­, in the N. 478. ——­, in the S. 485.  Agatharcides, geographical knowledge, 93.  Alexander the Great encourages geography and commerce, 57. 77. 
  Knowledge of India, 60. 
Alexandria built, 83. 
  Its advantages for commerce, 83. 
  Library and librarians, 87. 
Alfred’s attention to geography and commerce, 288.  America discovered by the Icelanders, 291. 
  By Columbus, 348. 
  Productions when discovered, 349.
——­, travels in, in 18th and 19th centuries, 488.  Antwerp commerce in 16th century, 375.  Argonautic expedition, 24.  Aristotle’s knowledge of geography, 50.  Arabians carrying trade with India at a very early period, 229. 
  In time of Nero, 240. 
  Commerce in middle ages, 275. 
  Geography in ditto, 279. 
Arrian’s knowledge of geography, 251.  Athens, ancient commerce, 144. 
  Commercial laws and taxes, 146. 
  Corn trade, 148. 
  Slave trade, 150. 
Asia, commerce of, in middle ages, 316. ——­, N.E. discoveries in, 428. ——­, travels in, in 18th and 19th centuries, 486.  Augustus’s attention to maritime affairs and commerce, 197.  Australasia, discoveries in, 467.

B

Baltic commerce in 11th century, 293. 
Barcelona, early commerce of, 313. 
Baffin’s voyages and discoveries, 360. 
Benjamin of Tudela, his notices of Asiatic commerce, 316. 
Behaim’s Chart, 351. 
Behring’s discoveries, 360. 
Black Sea, ancient commerce in, 159. 
Britain invaded by Caesar, 192. 
Britons, their ships, 193.
——­ ——­ ——­ commerce, 195. 
Bruce’s Travels, 479. 
Burckhardt, 481.

C

Carthage, ancient, 34. 
  Commerce, 37. 
  Destroyed, 176. 
  Naval wars, 121. 124. 
Caesar, Julius, survey of the Empire, 223. 
Carpini, 317. 
Cape of Good Hope discovered, 357.
——­ ——­ ——­, travels in, 485. 
Cabot, 353. 
Caravan trade, 525. 
Ceylon, ancient notices of, 226. 
Cilicia, ancient commerce, 177. 
China, in middle ages, 279.
——­, route from, in 14th century, 322. 
Corvus, the, described, 120. 
Corinth, ancient commerce, 152. 
Cosmas, 269. 
Cook’s, Captain, discoveries, 431. 454. 468. 
Commerce in 18th century, 502. 512. 
Crete, ancient commerce, 177. 
Crusades, effect of, on commerce, 300.

D

Denmark, commerce in 16th and 17th centuries, 422. 
Dutch commerce in 16th and 17th centuries, 383. 410.

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