"Fantsur was the ancient name of
Barus." (J.R.A.S. n.s. II. 232.) [Professor Schlegel writes
also (Geog. Notes, XVI. p. 9): "At all events, Fansur or
Pantsur can be naught but Baros." - H.C.]
 Liquidambar Altingiana.
 The Californian and Australian giants of 400 feet were not then known.
CONCERNING THE ISLAND OF NECUVERAN.
When you leave the Island of Java (the less) and the kingdom of Lambri,
you sail north about 150 miles, and then you come to two Islands, one of
which is called NECUVERAN. In this Island they have no king nor chief, but
live like beasts. And I tell you they go all naked, both men and women,
and do not use the slightest covering of any kind. They are Idolaters.
Their woods are all of noble and valuable kinds of trees; such as Red
Sanders and Indian-nut and Cloves and Brazil and sundry other good spices.
There is nothing else worth relating; so we will go on, and I will tell
you of an Island called Angamanain.
NOTE 1. - The end of the last chapter and the commencement of this I have
taken from the G. Text. There has been some confusion in the notes of the
original dictation which that represents, and corrections have made it
worse. Thus Pauthier's text runs: "I will tell you of two small Islands,
one called Gauenispola and the other Necouran," and then: