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Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672 / An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China: delivered by their excellencies Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking wherein the cities, towns, villages, ports, rivers, &c. in their passages from Canton to Peking are ingeniously described by John Nieuhoff; also an epistle of Father John Adams, their antagonist, concerning the whole negotiation; with an appendix of several remarks taken out of Father Athanasius Kircher; Englished and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby
(1673)

Chap. XIV. Of mines of all sorts, as metals, stones, &c.,   pp. 210-211


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He vpy, who in this place/hflot feven Birds flying, one after, another. 
r to the City Ceu is the Mountain Chan&Ing, very much noted for the 
of the great and admir'd Philofopher Confutius. Here alfo may be feea 
ins of fome City or Town that formerlyflood upon it. 
fr to the City Kiobeu lies the Hill Fang, not a little frequented, by rea.
the Tomb of the Anceflors*of Confui.,s. 
SHill Jieuchin, near to/-Hanyang: has its Name from nine Virgins that 
iflers, and liv'd thereon, fludying Chymifiry. 
ir to the City Culies the Mountain Cu, where Report fays King Ci bu. 
uch Gold; and afterwards, becaufe he would not have it difcover'd, 
death all thofe that were employ'd in hidingit'; but by chance a young 
one of the Workmen taking notice of what his Father was doing, 
aring the fame in mind, when he came to years of difcretion went and 
away, with the caufe of his Father's Death felicitating his own Life. 
on certain high Hills of the Province of Sucbue, where it borders upon 
wince Honan, liesa Kingdom call'd Jiug, abfolute of it felf, and no ways
L to the Emperor's of China; only upon the account of Honor, and the 
ining of a good Correfpondence, the King thereof receives from the 
Monarch his Crown and Scepter. Thefe Highand People will in no 
iffer the Chinefes to come amongf themand very hardly tofpeak to them. 
eople of this Kingdom are the Iffue ofthem who fled out of the Pro- 
)f Huquang, to avoid the Outrages of the Enemy of the Race of Cbew, 
took themfelves to thefe high Mountains for fafety, where ever fince 
their Poflerity hath continu'd, poffefIing innumerable brave Vales, and'in.
comparable good Lands, which are fecur'd againft the Invafion or Inroads
of 
any Enemy. 
Upon fome of the Mountains in Cbinaare great flore of wild People,' who 
by reafon of the narrow and difficult Paffages to them, are not to be brought
under Subje&ion to the Emperor, notwithilanding great Endeavors have
been 
us'd to effeft the fame. 
CHAP. XIV.. 
Of 2Mines of all forts, as Metais, Stones, &c. 
(V   lVTIthin the fpacious Continent of this Empire, and chiefly upon the
V1  V       Mountains, are found many rich Mines, as well of.Silver and 
Gold, as other Metals, in great abundance ; yet to dig for Gold 
or Silver out of any of them, is forbid, although it remains free for any
Perfon 
to feek for Gold upon the fides and Banks of Rivers, where the fame is alfo
found in great quantities, with which all the Country drive their Trade,
by 
Bartering and Exchanging it away for other Commodities. 
Upon the Mountain locbea is digg'd up a green Stone, which being beaten 
to 
d   9eneral Vefription of 
great 1Xmp of Gold, which they fay had the Vertue ofcuring 
S. 
Hill  Kiuquan is call'd TleHill offeven (Palaces, becaufe the Sons c 
caus'd feven Palaces to be built upon it in which they refided, a 
"teral Sciences. 
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