South America - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 7 - By Robert Kerr
 -  15 deg. 45' S. as at this place the deep bay of Antongil or
Manghabei penetrates about 70 mile inland - Page 9
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15 Deg.

45' S. as at this place the deep bay of Antongil or Manghabei penetrates about 70 mile inland, and the opposite coast also is deeply indented by port Massali.

It is proper to mention however, that Cape St Andrew is on the west coast of Madagascar, in lat. 17 deg. 12' S. - E.]

[Footnote 4: There may be numerous villages, or collections of huts, in Madagascar, and some of these may possibly be extensive and populous; but there certainly never was in that island any place that merited the name of a city. - E.]

[Footnote 5: More probably Ambergris thrown on their shores. - E.]

The first place visited by de Costa on this voyage of discovery was a large bay near _Masilage_[6] in lat. 16 deg. S. in which there is an island half a league in circumference containing a town of 8000 inhabitants, most of them weavers of an excellent kind of stuff made of the palm-tree. At this place the Moors used to purchase boys who were carried to Arabia and sold for infamous uses. The king of this place, named _Samamo_, received the Portuguese in a friendly manner, and granted leave to preach the gospel among his subjects. Coasting about 40 leagues south from this place, they came to the mouth of a large river named _Balue_ or _Baeli_ in about 17 deg. S. and having doubled Cape St Andrew, they saw the river and kingdom of _Casame_, between the latitudes of 17 deg.

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