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Asia is the largest continent of the globe. Its name comes probably from an Assyrian or Hebrew word meaning "the rising sun." It has the Arctic Ocean on the north, the Pacific on the east and the Indian Ocean on the south. On the west is Europe, the boundaries being the Ural Mountains, the Caspian Sea, Caucasus Mountains, the Black, Mediterranean and Red Seas. It is joined to Africa on the southwest by the Isthmus of Suez and on the northeast is separated from America by Bering Strait. The immense coast line of 35,000 miles is very irregular.

In the early 20th century Asia was partly independent, but two thirds of the area and nearly half of the people were controlled by Europe and the United States. Independent states include Afghanistan, Arabia (partly), Baluchistan (partly), Bhutan, China, Japan (including Formosa, Korea and part of Sakhalin), Nepal, Siam, some Malay states and Turkey. The dependencies were those of America, Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Portugal and Russia.

America held the Philippines. British colonial possessions included Baluchistan, British Borneo, Burmah, Ceylon, India, Hongkong, Labuan, Sarawak, the Straits Settlements and Weihaiwei. France had Anam, Cambodia, Laos, Tong-King and places in Hindustan. Germany owns Kiaochau. Holland possessed Borneo (partly), Celebes, Java, Sumatra and other islands. Portugal remains at Goa, Kambing, Macao and Timor. Armenia (partly), Caucasia, Siberia and part of Sakhalin belonged to Imperial Russia.

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History

In Asia history began. In Asia Minor originated man's oldest monuments and records outside of Egypt. Though Babylonian civilization ceased two thousand years ago, its contemporary exists yet in China. In Asia arose every great religion - Brahmanism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism. (Confucianism is not a religion but a code of conduct.) Confucius, Gautama the Buddha, Mohammed, Moses, Paul and Zoraster were Asiatics, but each affected the world as powerfully as Alexander and Caesar.

The Aryans, possibly from east of the Caspian and north of the Hindu Kush, invaded Persia and India. Persia became the first world-empire, extending her dominion under Cyrus to the confines of Greece. Alexander in turn invaded Asia 330 B. C., conquered Persia, extended his power into India and carried Greek ideas and culture from the Bosporus to the Indus and Oxus. On the death of Alexander his empire fell to pieces and subsequently all western Asia came under the dominion of Rome, including Arabia in part, Asia Minor and Syria; Constantinople inheriting and holding this region for seven centuries after.

The power of Islam, dating from the seventh century, became dominant, building empires between the Mediterranean, Ganges and Caspian on the wreckage of Rome and extending its sway into Egypt and India. Palestine became a stage (1100-1300) for the wars of religion called crusades. Turks and Tartars issued from central Asia (1215-1415), destroyed the Saracen, Muscovite and Byzantine empires, and overthrew China temporarily. The Ottoman empire was establishes, however (1300), drove back the Mongols and in 1453 captured Constantinople. Mongols founded an Indian Empire (1525-1857) whose rulers included two of the best and ablest among monarchs, Akbar and Aurangzeb.

Portugal found a sea-road to Asia around Africa to India (1497), China (1517), and Japan (1542), and initiated Asia's modern era. Russia started across Siberia (1580), Holland gained footing in the East Indies (1596), England's East India Company arrived in 1600, and France entered India four years later. England's Indian empire began in 1757, and France, failing in Hindustan, built an empire in Indo-China during the 19th century.

America brought Japan into modern life (1854), though the Dutch had influenced it through commerce for two centuries, and in fifty years it entered among the world-powers. A war between China and Japan (1894) resulted in the cession of Formosa to Japan. The Philippines were transferred to the United States (1898) at the close of the Spanish-American war. A war between Russia and Japan (1904-5), the most sanguinary struggle of recent times, resulted in victory for Japan, with added prestige, the cession of part of Sakhalin and the control of Korea.

Inhabitants

The first culture to be mentioned about in Asia is the Mongolian, the typical Asiatic and three fifths of the population. The second is the Caucasian, consisting of the Semitic and the Aryan family. The third is the Malay, whose separateness as a race is questioned. One Mongolian group embraces the tribes of Siberia and Turkestan, the other the people of China, Indo-China and Tibet.

The Turks, Koreans and Japanese belong to the first group, the Chinese, Siamese and Tibetans to the second. A Caucasian group, the family of Aryans, includes Afghans, Armenians, Baluchs, Hindus, Kurds, and Persians, but excludes Europeans and Americans; while another, the family of Semites, consists of Jews and Arabs. The Malay prevails in Philippines. Near America live Eskimos; in tropical Asia and the Philippine Islands, Negritos; and Anatolia, Arabia and Persia have Negro slaves. Of unrelated tribes hundreds exist.

Geography

The Red Sea, bordering Arabia, has become, by the building of the Suez Canal, a highway of the first importance. The Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are wide, open divisions of the Indian Ocean. The Persian Gulf is shut in by deserts and mountains. The archipelagoes of the Pacific form the two China Seas, which, with their three gulfs, Siam, Tonquin and the Yellow Sea, constitute the Mediterranean of Asia. It is these seas that are visited by the dreaded storms called typhoons. In the north are the seas of Japan, Okhotsk and Bering.

The length of the continent from north to south is about 5,300 miles. The area, including islands, is estimated at 17,256,000 square miles, one-third of the dry land of the globe. The peninsulas of Asia occupy one fifth of its area. On the south are the three greatest peninsulas, Arabia, India and Indo-China. On the west, Asia Minor projects Europe-ward, and all but closes the waters of the Black Sea from the Mediterranean. In the east, are Kamchatka, Korea and the peninsula of Tchuktchia. The islands of Asia cover one sixth of her area. In the south and east they form a dotted line running parallel to the coast.

Surface and Drainage

Central Asia has been called the roof of the world. It is a region of lofty mountain ranges and wide plateaus, the highest of the world. North of this elevated region lies the great plain of Siberia, extending to the Arctic, while east and south are narrower plains extending to the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Extending northeast and southwest are mountain ranges and high plateaus. The great mountains of Asia are the Himalayas, the highest in the world. They are 2,000 miles in length, and from 100 to 500 in breadth, rising along their whole length far above the line of perpetual snow. There are several peaks 20,000 feet high or more the loftiest that has been measured, Mount Everest, being more than 29,000 feet. The Ural and Caucasus ranges are on the border of Asia.

There are two great tablelands: that of Western Asia, stretching from the Black Sea to the valley of the Indus, and the higher and larger tableland of eastern Asia, stretching from the Himalayas to the northeastern point of Asia, where it meets the great central tableland of North America. The plain culminates in Tibet, the highest tableland in the world, its lowest valleys being higher than Mont Blanc. These great plains separate the lowlands of Siberia and the Aral-Caspian region from the lowlands of India and China. Across the mountains to the north of Tiber is a swamp, Lake Lob-Nor, which once was a huge area, and whose rapid drying up was probably the cause of the westward migration of the Huns and Mongols.

Drainage systems are numerous, but only those of importance demand enumeration. They include continental and oceanic drainage. The first, 4,900,000 square miles in area includes rivers emptying, as in Gobi desert, Syro-Arabia or Tiber, into the Aral, Caspian or Dead Seas, Lakes Baikal, Kalkhash or Van, or the numberless lakes, sinks or swamps of Persia, Siberia, Turkestan. The oceanic systems drain to the Arctic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean. The Arctic area covers 4,367,000 miles, the Pacific 3,641,000 and the Indian 2,873,000. The Lena, Ob and Yenisei flow into the Arctic, these rivers and their tributaries, when unfrozen, giving navigation throughout Siberia. China and Tibet contribute the Amur, Hwang-Ho, Si-Kiang and Yang-Tsi-Kiang to the Pacific Ocean. Indo-China gives the Mekong, Salwin and Irawadi to the Indian Ocean; India the Brahmaputra, Ganges and Indus; Armenia the Tigris and Euphrates.

Climate and Rainfall

On the tablelands and north of the main mountains the climate is very dry and there are great extremes of temperature, long severe winters and hot, short summers. South of the mountains and on the Pacific the climate is tropical but modified by altitude and the monsoons or rain-winds from the southern areas. The mean temperature ranges from nearly zero in Arctic Siberia to nearly 90&172; in Arabia. The lowest temperature is 100&172; below zero, the highest 120&172; above. Rainfalls vary from five inches annually over the Aral to 550 on the Khasiya Mountains near Calcutta.

Animal and Vegetable Life

Animals of Asiatic origin include the ass, buffalo, camel, cobra, crocodile, dromedary, dugong, dolphin, elephant, goat, horse, leopard, lion, ox, pheasant, reindeer, sheep, silkworm, sturgeon, tiger, yak, zo and others. Among indigenous plants, the flora of southeastern Asia numbering 12,400 species, are the banyan, barley, breadfruit, cedar, cotton, coffee, fig, indigo, flax, lemon, mulberry, mango olive, orange, peach, pomegranate, poppy, rice, sago, spices, sandalwood, sugar, tea, teak, the vine, wheat and many more.

References:

The New Student's Reference Work (1914)

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Book Title Date
Asia - Travels in Ladak, Tartary, and Kashmir Travels in Ladak, Tartary, and Kashmir 1862
Asia - Pictorial History of the Russian War Pictorial History of the Russian War 1856
Asia - Observations on the Neilgherries Observations on the Neilgherries 1834
Asia - Temples and Elephants Temples and Elephants 1884
Asia - An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul Vol. 2 An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul Vol. 2 1839
Asia - A Tarantasse Journey through Eastern Russia A Tarantasse Journey through Eastern Russia 1857
Asia - Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan 1904
Asia - Turkey, Russia, the Black Sea, and Circassia Turkey, Russia, the Black Sea, and Circassia 1854
Asia - In the Forbidden Land Vol. 1 In the Forbidden Land Vol. 1 1898
Asia - Scutari and It's Hospitals Scutari and It's Hospitals 1855
Asia - Life in the Forests of the Far East Vol. 1 Life in the Forests of the Far East Vol. 1 1862
Asia - Ancient Khotan Vol. 2 Ancient Khotan Vol. 2 1907
Asia - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Asie] Vol. 3 Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Asie] Vol. 3 1817
Asia - Visits to High Tartary, Yarkand, and Kashgar Visits to High Tartary, Yarkand, and Kashgar 1871
Asia - Views in Affghaunistaun Views in Affghaunistaun 1840
Asia - The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon 1871
Asia - Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine [Atlas-Vol. 2] Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine [Atlas-Vol. 2] 1873
Asia - Travels in Circassia, Krim-Tartary &c Travels in Circassia, Krim-Tartary &c 1839
Asia - The Danube and the Black Sea The Danube and the Black Sea 1857
Asia - Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China Vol. 2 Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China Vol. 2 1864
Asia - Sketches from Nipal Vol. 2 Sketches from Nipal Vol. 2 1880
Asia - Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China 1814
Asia - Travels to the Seat of War in the East Travels to the Seat of War in the East 1830
Asia - Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Vol. 2 Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Vol. 2 1862
Asia - La Chine : Moeurs, Usages, Costumes Vol. 2 La Chine : Moeurs, Usages, Costumes Vol. 2 1825
Asia - Journal of a Residence in Circassia Vol. 1 Journal of a Residence in Circassia Vol. 1 1840
Asia - Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1570
Asia - Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de Tous les Peuples du Monde Vol. 1 Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de Tous les Peuples du Monde Vol. 1 1843
Asia - Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor 1860
Asia - Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland 1839
Asia - The Emperor of China's Palace at Pekin The Emperor of China's Palace at Pekin 1753
Asia - The World in Miniature: China Vol. 1 The World in Miniature: China Vol. 1 1823
Asia - Life in Asiatic Turkey Life in Asiatic Turkey 1879
Asia - The World in Miniature: Japan The World in Miniature: Japan 1823
Asia - Klencke Atlas Klencke Atlas 1660
Asia - Travels Through Some Parts of Germany, Moldavia and Turkey Travels Through Some Parts of Germany, Moldavia and Turkey 1818
Asia - The Kingdom and People of Siam Vol. 2 The Kingdom and People of Siam Vol. 2 1857
Asia - Eine Reise um die Welt von Westen nach Osten durch Sibirien Eine Reise um die Welt von Westen nach Osten durch Sibirien 1854
Asia - Ruins of Desert Cathay Vol. 2 Ruins of Desert Cathay Vol. 2 1912
Asia - The Indian Alps and How We Crossed Them The Indian Alps and How We Crossed Them 1876
Asia - The Seat of War in the East Vol. 1 The Seat of War in the East Vol. 1 1855
Asia - Russia: Being a Complete Picture of that Empire Russia: Being a Complete Picture of that Empire 1817
Asia - A Picturesque Voyage to India by the Way of China A Picturesque Voyage to India by the Way of China 1810
Asia - History of the Two Tartar Conquerors of China History of the Two Tartar Conquerors of China 1854
Asia - An Account of the Interior of Ceylon An Account of the Interior of Ceylon 1821
Asia - The Long White Mountain The Long White Mountain 1888
Asia - Sketches of Russia Sketches of Russia 1814
Asia - An Authentic Account of an Embassy from Great Britain to China Vol. 2 An Authentic Account of an Embassy from Great Britain to China Vol. 2 1797
Asia - Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia Vol. 1 Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia Vol. 1 1822
Asia - The Opening of Tibet The Opening of Tibet 1905
Asia - Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China 1817
Asia - Geographia Antiqua Latinorum et Graecorum Geographia Antiqua Latinorum et Graecorum 1721
Asia - Voyage of the Barracouta to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, China, etc Voyage of the Barracouta to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, China, etc 1859
Asia - A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul, and Afghanistan A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul, and Afghanistan 1840
Asia - The Seat of War in the East Vol. 2 The Seat of War in the East Vol. 2 1856
Asia - Travels from India to England Travels from India to England 1827
Asia - In the Forbidden Land Vol. 2 In the Forbidden Land Vol. 2 1898
Asia - The Medical Missionary in China The Medical Missionary in China 1861
Asia - Views in the Burman Empire Views in the Burman Empire 1831
Asia - Views in India, China, and on the Shores of the Red Sea Views in India, China, and on the Shores of the Red Sea 1835
Asia - Sketches in the Crimea Sketches in the Crimea 1856
Asia - The Book of Ser Marco Polo Vol. 1 The Book of Ser Marco Polo Vol. 1 1871
Asia - Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official Vol. 2 Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official Vol. 2 1844
Asia - Turkey, Russia, the Black Sea, and Circassia Turkey, Russia, the Black Sea, and Circassia 1855
Asia - The Chinese Opium Smoker The Chinese Opium Smoker 1875
Asia - Letters Written in a Mahratta Camp Letters Written in a Mahratta Camp 1813
Asia - Our Trip to Burmah Our Trip to Burmah 1877
Asia - Asiatic Costumes Asiatic Costumes 1828
Asia - Journal of a Residence in Circassia Vol. 2 Journal of a Residence in Circassia Vol. 2 1840
Asia - Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China Vol. 1 Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China Vol. 1 1864
Asia - Travel in Aquatint and Lithography Vol. 2 Travel in Aquatint and Lithography Vol. 2 1957
Asia - Pioneers in India Pioneers in India 1913
Asia - A Voyage to Cochinchina A Voyage to Cochinchina 1806
Asia - Six Views of Singapore and Macao Six Views of Singapore and Macao 1840
Asia - Journals Kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal Vol. 1 Journals Kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal Vol. 1 1887
Asia - Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt Vol. 3 Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt Vol. 3 1809
Asia - Narrative of a Journey into Khorasan Narrative of a Journey into Khorasan 1825
Asia - The Book of Ser Marco Polo Vol. 2 The Book of Ser Marco Polo Vol. 2 1871
Asia - Notes Relating to the Manners and Customs of the Crim Tatars Notes Relating to the Manners and Customs of the Crim Tatars 1821
Asia - Voyage en Perse Vol. 2 Voyage en Perse Vol. 2 1825
Asia - Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire Vol. 2 Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire Vol. 2 1812
Asia - Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China 1819
Asia - Illustrations of Japan Illustrations of Japan 1822
Asia - The Beautiful Scenery and Chief Places of Interest throughout the Crimea The Beautiful Scenery and Chief Places of Interest throughout the Crimea 1856
Asia - The English and French Fleets in the Baltic The English and French Fleets in the Baltic 1855
Asia - Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official Vol. 1 Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official Vol. 1 1844
Asia - Across Coveted Lands Vol. 1 Across Coveted Lands Vol. 1 1903
Asia - The History of Java Vol. 2 The History of Java Vol. 2 1817
Asia - Views in Bootan Views in Bootan 1813
Asia - An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul Vol. 1 An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul Vol. 1 1839
Asia - Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission Vol. 2 Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission Vol. 2 1859
Asia - Voyage a Athenes et a Constantinopole Voyage a Athenes et a Constantinopole 1825
Asia - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Asie] Vol. 2 Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Asie] Vol. 2 1817
Asia - Narrative of a Voyage, in His Majesty's late ship Alceste Narrative of a Voyage, in His Majesty's late ship Alceste 1818
Asia - Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine [Atlas-Vol. 1] Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine [Atlas-Vol. 1] 1873
Asia - Scenes from the Japan-China War Scenes from the Japan-China War 1895
Asia - Eighteen Views taken at and near Rangoon Eighteen Views taken at and near Rangoon 1826
Asia - Costumes Civiles Vol. 2 - Asie Costumes Civiles Vol. 2 - Asie 1788
Asia - A Journey from India to England A Journey from India to England 1818
Asia - Hindoo Excavations in the Mountain of Ellora Hindoo Excavations in the Mountain of Ellora 1803
Asia - Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans 1826
Asia - A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay 1825
Asia - The Chinese Opium Smoker The Chinese Opium Smoker 1875
Asia - Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine [Text-Vol. 1] Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine [Text-Vol. 1] 1873
Asia - Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Vol. 4 Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Vol. 4 1866
Asia - The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain 1676
Asia - Siam by Pierre Loti Siam by Pierre Loti 1913
Asia - The Costume of Indostan The Costume of Indostan 1804
Asia - Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet 1863
Asia - Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire Vol. 1 Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire Vol. 1 1813
Asia - China and the Allies Vol. 1 China and the Allies Vol. 1 1901
Asia - Narrative of a Pedestrian Journey through Russia and Siberian Tartary Narrative of a Pedestrian Journey through Russia and Siberian Tartary 1825
Asia - Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes, of Afghaunistan Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes, of Afghaunistan 1848
Asia - Ancient Khotan Vol. 1 Ancient Khotan Vol. 1 1907
Asia - Corea or Cho-sen, the Land of the Morning Calm Corea or Cho-sen, the Land of the Morning Calm 1895
Asia - Journey from Riga to the Crimea Journey from Riga to the Crimea 1827
Asia - Account of a Voyage of discovery to the West Coast of Corea Account of a Voyage of discovery to the West Coast of Corea 1818
Asia - Journals Kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal Vol. 2 Journals Kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal Vol. 2 1887
Asia - Oriental and Western Siberia Oriental and Western Siberia 1858
Asia - Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt Vol. 1 Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt Vol. 1 1809
Asia - De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits 1853
Asia - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Asie] Vol. 4 Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Asie] Vol. 4 1818
Asia - Sketches in Afghaunistan Sketches in Afghaunistan 1842
Asia - Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt Vol. 2 Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt Vol. 2 1809
Asia - The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol 1855
Asia - China and the Allies Vol. 2 China and the Allies Vol. 2 1901
Asia - Sketches from Nipal Vol. 1 Sketches from Nipal Vol. 1 1880
Asia - A Journey from London to Persepolis A Journey from London to Persepolis 1865
Asia - An Account of the Kingdom of Nepal An Account of the Kingdom of Nepal 1819
Asia - The Happy Valley: Sketches of Kashmir and the Kashmiris The Happy Valley: Sketches of Kashmir and the Kashmiris 1879
Asia - Life in the Forests of the Far East Vol. 2 Life in the Forests of the Far East Vol. 2 1862
Asia - Transcaucasia. Sketches of the Nations and Races Transcaucasia. Sketches of the Nations and Races 1854
Asia - A Literary & Historical Atlas of Asia A Literary & Historical Atlas of Asia 1912
Asia - The History of Genghizcan the Great The History of Genghizcan the Great 1722
Asia - An Authentic Account of an Embassy from Great Britain to China Vol. 2 An Authentic Account of an Embassy from Great Britain to China Vol. 2 1797
Asia - A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan 1863
Asia - The Costume of the Russian Empire The Costume of the Russian Empire 1803
Asia - Under the Flag of the Orient Under the Flag of the Orient 1897
Asia - The History and Doctrine of Budhism The History and Doctrine of Budhism 1829
Asia - Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission Vol. 1 Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission Vol. 1 1859
Asia - Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Vol. 1 Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Vol. 1 1861
Asia - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Asie] Vol. 1 Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Asie] Vol. 1 1815
Asia - Catalan Atlas Catalan Atlas 1375
Asia - Journal of a Route Across India Journal of a Route Across India 1819
Asia - Sport and Travel in Both Tibets Sport and Travel in Both Tibets 1909
Asia - Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine [Text-Vol. 2] Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine [Text-Vol. 2] 1873
Asia - Travels in China Travels in China 1806
Asia - Twenty-Four Views Taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, Abyssinia, and Egypt Twenty-Four Views Taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, Abyssinia, and Egypt 1809
Asia - The Expedition into Affghanistan The Expedition into Affghanistan 1842
Asia - Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China 1818
Asia - A Narrative of the Mission to the Court of Ava A Narrative of the Mission to the Court of Ava 1858
Asia - Journal of a Residence in the Burmhan Empire Journal of a Residence in the Burmhan Empire 1821
Asia - An Authentic Account of an Embassy from Great Britain to China Vol. 1 An Authentic Account of an Embassy from Great Britain to China Vol. 1 1797
Asia - The Ruins of Mandoo The Ruins of Mandoo 1860
Asia - Keramic Art of Japan Vol. 2 Keramic Art of Japan Vol. 2 1875
Asia - Ladak, Physical, Statistical, and Historical Ladak, Physical, Statistical, and Historical 1854
Asia - The World in Miniature: China Vol. 2 The World in Miniature: China Vol. 2 1823
Asia - Marine and Coast Sketches of the Black Sea, Sea of Azoff &c. Marine and Coast Sketches of the Black Sea, Sea of Azoff &c. 1856
Asia - Ruins of Desert Cathay Vol. 1 Ruins of Desert Cathay Vol. 1 1912
Asia - 24 Views in Indostan by William Orme 24 Views in Indostan by William Orme 1802
Asia - The Kingdom and People of Siam Vol. 1 The Kingdom and People of Siam Vol. 1 1857
Asia - La Chine : Moeurs, Usages, Costumes Vol. 1 La Chine : Moeurs, Usages, Costumes Vol. 1 1825
Asia - Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Vol. 3 Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Vol. 3 1863
Asia - Keramic Art of Japan Vol. 1 Keramic Art of Japan Vol. 1 1875
Asia - Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Atlas Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia Atlas 1866
Asia - The Costume of Hindostan The Costume of Hindostan 1804
Asia - Voyage en Perse Vol. 1 Voyage en Perse Vol. 1 1825
Asia - Bactria, the History of a Forgotten Empire Bactria, the History of a Forgotten Empire 1912
Asia - Travels on Horseback in Mantchu Tartary Travels on Horseback in Mantchu Tartary 1863
Asia - Borneo and the Indian Archipelago Borneo and the Indian Archipelago 1848
Asia - The History of Java Vol. 1 The History of Java Vol. 1 1817
Asia - Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia Vol. 2 Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia Vol. 2 1822

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The Seat of War in the East Vol. 2 - Sebastopol from Old Chersonese, and Ancient Church of St. Vladimir. (1856)
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A Narrative of the Mission to the Court of Ava - The Audience Hall amd Reception of the Envoy (1858)
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