Legendary Islands of the Atlantic: A Study in Medieval Geography

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American Geographical Society, 1922 - 196 pages

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Page 3 - The ships which sail the Southern Sea [Early Voyages] and south of it are like houses. When their sails are spread they are like great clouds In the sky.
Page 15 - Atlantis was both thickly settled and very powerful. Its sway extended over Africa as far as Egypt, and over Europe as far as the Tyrrhenian Sea. The...
Page 27 - No breeze drives the ship forward, so dead is the sluggish wind of this idle sea. He [Himilco] also adds that there is much seaweed among the waves, and that it often holds the ship back like bushes. Nevertheless, he says that the sea has no great depth, and that the surface of the earth is barely covered by a little water. The monsters of the sea move continually hither and thither, and the wild beasts swim among the sluggish and slowly creeping ships.
Page 72 - Antilla . . . not . . . above 200 leagues due west from the Canaries and Azores, which they conclude to be certainly the island of the seven cities, peopled by the Portuguese at the time that Spain was conquered by the Moors in the year 714. At which time they say, seven bishops with their people...
Page 116 - Introduction, vol. 1. p. 160. was a bleak coast, with long and sandy shores. They went ashore in boats, and found the keel of a ship, so they called it Keelness there; they likewise gave a name to the strands and called them Furdustrandir...
Page 145 - AE Nordenskiold: . . . Periplus; an essay on the early history of charts and sailing directions; . . . , Stockholm, 1897, 208 pp.
Page 72 - The boateswaine of the ship brought home a little of the sand, and sold it unto a goldsmith of Lisbon, out of the which he had a good quantitie of gold. Don Pedro understanding this, being then governour of the realrne, caused all the things thus brought home, and made knowne, to be recorded in the house of justice.
Page 167 - I have already remarked elsewhere (Examen critique de 1'histoire de la Geographic du Nouveau Continent, et des progres de 1'Astronomie nautique aux 15eme et 16eme siecles, T.
Page 34 - Every one that hath forsaken father or mother or sister or lands (for my name's sake) shall receive a hundredfold in the present ', and shall possess everlasting life.' After that, then, the love of the Lord grew exceedingly in his heart, and he desired to leave his land and his country, his parents and his fatherland, and he urgently besought the Lord to give him a land secret, hidden, secure, delightful, separated from men.

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