$ 12. Spain Is Triangular, Being Surrounded By The Sea On Three Sides.
boundary to the south-west is opposite to the island of Gades, Cadiz; that
to the east is
Opposite to the Narbonense, and the third, to the north-
west, is opposite to Brigantia, a town of Gallia, as also to Scotland,
over an arm of the sea, and opposite to the mouth of the Scene or Seine. As
for that division of Spain which is farthest from us, it has to
the west the ocean, and the Mediterranean to the north, the south, and the
east. This division of Spain has to the north Aquitania, to the north-east
Narbonense, and to the south the Mediterranean.
Sec. 13. The island of Brittannia extends 800 miles in length to the
north-east, and is 200 miles broad. To the south of it, on the other side
of an arm of the sea, is Gallia-belgica. To the west of it, on the other
side of another arm of the sea, is Ibernia or Ireland, and to the north
Orcadus. Igbernia, Ibernia, Hibernia, or Ireland, which we call
Scotland, is surrounded on every side by the ocean; and because it is
nearer the setting sun, the weather is milder than it is in Britain. To the
north-west of Igbernia is the utmost land called Thila, which is
known to few, on account of its very great distance.
Sec. 14. Having mentioned the boundaries of Europe, I now proceed to state
those of Africa.
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