The travellers now resumed their walk toward the cottage, which they presently reached.
Latitudes from the observations of travellers may generally be trusted, but longitudes should be accepted with caution; for so competent an observer as Captain Speke placed the capital of Uganda in longitude 32° 44' E., when its true longitude as determined by more trustworthy observations is 32° 26' E., an error of 18'.
From the 9th to the 13th century intelligent Arab travellers wrote accounts of what they had seen and heard in distant lands.
(C. EL.)/n==Authorities== - The modern bibliography of Asia, including the works of travellers and explorers since 1880, is voluminous.
A knowledge of the languages in which the accounts of travellers are written, and even of native languages, is almost indispensable.