Reference numberLBO/2/28
Alternative reference numberLBO/2/85
TitleCopy letter from Paul Ricaut, Smyrna, Turkey, to Henry Oldenburg
Date23 November 1667
DescriptionAnswers to some queries concerning Turkey, including constant plague at Constatninople; the use of 'Rusma, called by the Turks Chrusma; the use of opium; the finding of Mummies; a tree in Damascus called by the Arabs Mouze; grapes; accounts of Mount Caucasus; water running out of the Euxine Sea to the Propontis; earthquakes in Constantinople; description of leather produced in Turkey; few pastimes indulged in by the Turks.'
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