Panten, Petan, or perhaps Bentam, is perhaps a small
woody island mentioned by Marco Polo, near great Java or Borneo. The
names of places, however, in these early travellers, have been so
confounded by ignorant transcribers as often to defy all criticism.
 This seems an ill-collected account of Sago. - E.
 The Pacific Ocean, the navigation of which was then so much unknown,
that those who ventured to navigate it never returned. - E
 Probably Siampa, called likewise Ciampa, and Tsiompa. - E.
 In the Latin, this number is decies millesies et quatuor, which may
even be read 14,000; certainly a vast exaggeration either way. - E.
Of vast multitudes of Fish, which throw themselves on the dry Land.
The following most wonderful circumstance is to be observed in this country
of Siampa. All the kinds of fishes which frequent those seas, swim towards
the shore at certain times in such abundance, that nothing can be seen for
a great way but the backs of fishes. The fish throw themselves upon the
shore, and for the space of three days allow the people to take up as many
of them as they please. At the end of these three days this shoal returns
again to sea, and a different kind comes to the shore in the same manner,
and remains for a similar period.