The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The capital or chief city of Eastern Turkestan, 100 m. SE. of Kashgar; is in the centre of a very fertile district of the vast continental basin of Central Asia, abounding also in large stores of mineral wealth; it is a great emporium of trade, and the inhabitants are mostly Mohammedans.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Yarkand'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/y/yarkand.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.