South America - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 7 - By Robert Kerr
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At _Ormuz_ There Are Sometimes Seen Almost Three Hundred Ships And Vessels Of Various Sorts At One Time, Which Come From Many Different Places And Countries.

The sultan of the city is a Mahometan.

There are not less than four hundred merchants and factors continually residing here for the sake of trade in silks, pearls, precious stones, spices, and the like. The principal article of their sustenance at this place is rice.

Departing from Ormuz I went into Persia, and after ten days journey I came to _Eri_[55] a city in _Chorazani_ which also we may name _Flaminia_. This region is fertile, and abounds in all good things, particularly in silk, so that one might purchase enough in one day to load 3000 camels. Owing to the fertility of this country corn is always cheap. Rhubarb is in such abundance that six of our pounds of twelve ounces each may be bought for one gold crown. This city, in which dwells the king of that region, contains about seven thousand houses, all inhabited by Mahometans. In twenty days journey from thence, I noticed that the inland parts of Persia are well inhabited and have many good towns and villages. In this journey I came to a great river called by the inhabitants _Eufra_, which I verily believe to be the Euphrates, both from the resemblance of names and from its great size. Continuing my journey along this river by the left hand, I came in three days journey to another city named _Schyra_[56], subject to a prince who is a Persian Mahometan, and is independent of any other prince.

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