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" In this town are merchants of all Nations and many Moors and Gentiles. Here is very great trade of all sorts of spices, drugs, silk, cloth of silk, fine tapestry of Persia*, great store of pearls, which come from the Isle of Baharim and are the best pearls... "
Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society - Page 94
1863
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Through Turkish Arabia: A Journey from the Mediterranean to Bombay by the ...

Henry Swainson Cowper - 1894 - 490 pages
...describes it as the " driest island in the world " ; and tells us that there is a Portuguese castle, wherein "there is a captain for the King of Portugal,...part remain in the castle, and some in the town." There is also " a very great trade in all sorts of spices, drugs, silk, cloth of silk, fine tapestry...
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Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery, 1415-1800

Ronald S. Love - 2006 - 195 pages
...thence. All thereabouts be very fruitful, from whence all kind of victuals are sent into [HJormuz. In this town are merchants of all nations, and many Moors and Gentiles. Here is very great trade of all sorts of spices, drugs, silks, cloth of silk, fine tapestry of Persia [ie,...
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