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The TAKWÍM AL BULDÁN, or Tables showing the
degrees of Longitude and Latitude of various places.
TAKWIM AL BULDÁN.*
ABISGÚN, (spelt with the Per
sian letter Gáf,) an island of the
THE LETTER 1.
ALÁN, a territory bordering on
ÁVAH, a harbour on the coast
of the Chinese Sea
. 68 30
(از جزایر خالدات)
* It appears from a letter of Sir William Ouseley (quoted in the Preface) that Sadik Isfahani, like most of the older Persian geographers, reckoned the degrees of longitude
(WINE ;) "from the Fortunate Islands," and of ;)" from the equinoctial line.”
The original manuscript does not give any description of Ákserái, but Nasir Túsi places it in long. 68-0, lat. 38-0. (See Hudson's "Geogr. Script. Minores," vol. iii. p. 94.) The name, in Turkish, signifies the "white palace, or mansion." Sadik Isfahani has already mentioned it as a town of Karámán.--("Tahkík al Iráb," p. 39.)