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[3] This geographical expression is utterly unintelligible, but may be a
    strange mode of denoting its latitude, which is - Page 420
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- Clarke. [3] This Geographical Expression Is Utterly Unintelligible, But May Be A Strange Mode Of Denoting Its Latitude, Which Is 15 Deg.

N. but I know not what to make of the thirty leagues towards the south, unless the author meant that it was thirty leagues in extent from north to south, and seventeen leagues from east to west.

- E.

[4] The description in the text is not applicable to maize, and must refer to some species of bean, or kidney-bean. - E.

[5] Called likewise Maleguette, and named also the Grain-Coast and the Pepper-Coast. Manicongo is obviously the kingdom of Congo. - E.

[6] Some of this is smuggled and sold in England. - Clarke.

This Guinea pepper is probably that now known under the name of Jamaica pepper; but the extremely pungent kind must be some of the numerous species of capsicums, usually called Cayenne pepper. - E.

[7] This strange expression seems to imply 4 deg. of north latitude. - E.

[8] Called likewise Balestriglia, being the Venetian name for the cross- staff, or fore-staff, an astronomical instrument which has been superseded by the quadrant and sextant. - E

[9] In an after part of this narrative, the pilot informs us, that his first voyage to the island of San Thome was in 1520, and that he made five voyages to that place. If, therefore, the date of his present voyage were fixed to 1530, it would carry us back to 1450, or even earlier, for the date of this discovery, near thirteen years before the death of Don Henry.

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