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in the provinces of Topago, and their chiefest strengths and retracts are in the Islands situate on the South side of the entrance some 60 leagues within the mouth of the sayd river. The memories of the like women are very ancient aswell in Africa as in Asia : In Africa those that had Medusa for queene: others in Scithia nere the rivers of Tanais and Thermodon: we finde also that Lampedo & Marthesia were queenes of the Amazones: in many histories they are verified to have bene, and in dAfrica those that had Medusa for queene: others in Scithia nere the rivers of Tanais and Thermodon: we finde also that Lampedo & Marthesia were queenes of the Amazones: in many histories they are verified to have bene, and in divers ages and provinces: but they which are not far from Guiana doe accompany with men but once in a yere, and for the time of one moneth, which I gather by their relation, to be in April: and that time all kings of the borders assemble, and queenes of the Amazones; and after the queenes have chosen, the rest cast lots for their Valentines. This one moneth, they feast, dance, and drinke of their wines in abundance; and the Moone being done, they all depart to their owne provinces. If they con
g 10 leagues Westsouthwest from Cape Bojador, which lieth on the maine land of Africa . From thence we ran South and by West, untill the 13 day at noone, at which ti, called by the Portugals Cabo de buena Esperancza on the Southermost coast of Africa . The rest of March and all the moneth of April wee spent in traversing that mightie and vaste Sea, betweene the yle of Java and the maine of Africa , observing the heavens, the Crosiers or South-pole, the other starres, the foules, which ae sea standing as it were in the middest of the sea betweene the maine land of Africa , and the maine of Brasilia and the coast of Guinea: And is in 15. degrees andca standeth to the North-ward in 2. degr. Item Cape Falso on the promontory of Africa , standeth in 34. degr. 20. min. Item the Cape of Bona Speranza standeth in 34.hall have faire shoalding 3 leagues from the land. Soundings on the coast of Africa unto the Eastward of the cape of Buena Esperanza 40 leagues.ITEM, To the Eastw
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The voyage of M. John Winter into the South sea by the Streight of Magellan, in consort with M. Francis Drake, begun in the yeere 1577. By which Streight also he returned safely into England the second of June 1579. contrary to the false reports of the Spaniards which gave out, that the said passage was not repasseable: Written by Edward Cliffe Mariner. (search)
owe at Northeast, and then wee set our course Southsouthwest, till on the 7 of Januarie wee came as high as Cape de Guer, which standeth in 30 degrees of latitude. Here our new Pinnesse tooke 3 Spanish fisher-boates, called Cantars. From thence wee ran Southwest and Southsouthwest, carying the sayd Cantars along with us, till the 10 of the sayd moneth, at which time wee found our selves in 27 degrees 4 min. being 10 leagues Westsouthwest from Cape Bojador, which lieth on the maine land of Africa . From thence we ran South and by West, untill the 13 day at noone, at which time wee had sight of Rio del Oro, where our Pinnesse tooke a Portugall caravel. The 15, the Marigold took a caravel about Cape de las Barbas. And thence we ran along the coast being low sandie land, till wee arrived at Cape Blanco. This Cape sheweth it selfe like the corner of a wall upright from the water, to them which come from the Northwardes: where the North pole is elevated 20 degrees 30 min. And the Crociers
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The admirable and prosperous voyage of the Worshipfull Master Thomas Candish of Trimley in the Countie of Suffolke Esquire, into the South sea, and from thence round about the circumference of the whole earth, begun in the yeere of our Lord 1586, and finished 1588. Written by Master Francis Pretty lately of Ey in Suffolke, a Gentleman employed in the same action. (search)
Thus the next day being the 16. of March we set saile towards the Cape of good hope, called by the Portugals Cabo de buena Esperancza on the Southermost coast of Africa . The rest of March and all the moneth of April wee spent in traversing that mightie and vaste Sea, betweene the yle of Java and the maine of Africa , observinAfrica , observing the heavens, the Crosiers or South-pole, the other starres, the foules, which are markes unto the Sea men of faire weather, foule weather, approching of lands or ylands, the winds, the tempests, the raines & thunders, with the alterations of tides and currents. The 10. day of May we had a storme at the West, and it blew so haNorthwest side of the yland. This yland is very high land, and lieth in the maine sea standing as it were in the middest of the sea betweene the maine land of Africa , and the maine of Brasilia and the coast of Guinea: And is in 15. degrees and 48. minuts to the Southward of the Equinoctiall line, and is distant from the Cape
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Certaine rare and special notes most properly belonging to the voyage of M. Thomas Candish next before described; concerning the heights, soundings, lyings of lands, distances of places, the variation of the Compasse, the just length of time spent in sayling betweene divers places, and their abode in them, as also the places of their harbour and anckering, and the depths of the same, with the observation of the windes on severall coastes: Written by M. Thomas Fuller of Ipswich, who was Master in the desire of M. Thomas Candish in his foresaid prosperous voyage about the world. (search)
tem the Westerly head of Java minor is toward the South in 8. degr. 30. min. Item the Easterly head of Java major is toward the South in 8. degr. 20. min. Item Malaca standeth to the North-ward in 2. degr. Item Cape Falso on the promontory of Africa , standeth in 34. degr. 20. min. Item the Cape of Bona Speranza standeth in 34. degr. 40. min. Item the yland of Santa Helena standeth in 15. degr. 40. min. Item the Cape of S. Augustine standeth Southward in 8. degr. 40. min. Soundings on the the line, you shall have soundings 4 leagues from the land in 30 fadoms, browne sand. Item, From the latitude of 14 degrees unto the latitude of 15 degrees, you shall have faire shoalding 3 leagues from the land. Soundings on the coast of Africa unto the Eastward of the cape of Buena Esperanza 40 leagues.ITEM, To the Eastwards of the cape of Buena Esperanza 40 leagues, in the latitude of 34 degrees and 10 minuts, 8 leagues from the land, you shall have 65 fadome, and browne sand.
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, A note of the heights of certaine places beginning from the ylands of the Ladrones and passing by the Philippinas, the Malucos, Java minor, Java major, the Cape of Bona Speranza, and the yle of Santa Helena. (search)
s in 11. degr. Item that the opening betweene the South head of Pannay and the South head of Isla de los Negros is in 10. degr. 10. min. Item that the South-head of Isla de los Negros is in 9. degr. 10. min. Item that the North-head of the yland Mindanao is in 7. degr. 50. min. Item the South-head of Mindanao called Cape Cannel is in 6. degr. 40. min. Item the Cape of Batochina is in 10. min. Item that 12. small ylands stand in 3 degr. Item the latitude of two other ylands is in 4. degr. 10. min. Item the Westerly head of Java minor is toward the South in 8. degr. 30. min. Item the Easterly head of Java major is toward the South in 8. degr. 20. min. Item Malaca standeth to the North-ward in 2. degr. Item Cape Falso on the promontory of Africa , standeth in 34. degr. 20. min. Item the Cape of Bona Speranza standeth in 34. degr. 40. min. Item the yland of Santa Helena standeth in 15. degr. 40. min. Item the Cape of S. Augustine standeth Southward in 8. degr. 40. min.
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Soundings on the coast of Africa unto the Eastward of the cape of Buena Esperanza 40 leagues. (search)
Soundings on the coast of Africa unto the Eastward of the cape of Buena Esperanza 40 leagues.ITEM, To the Eastwards of the cape of Buena Esperanza 40 leagues, in the latitude of 34 degrees and 10 minuts, 8 leagues from the land, you shall have 65 fadome, and browne sand.
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