The description in the text is not applicable to maize, and must refer
to some species of bean, or kidney-bean. - E.
 Called likewise Maleguette, and named also the Grain-Coast and the
Pepper-Coast. Manicongo is obviously the kingdom of Congo. - E.
 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.
 This strange expression seems to imply 4 deg. of north latitude. - E.
 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superseded by the quadrant and sextant.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
 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.