Neustat. The 3. day to dinner at Bamberg
: and before wee came
to the towne wee passed the river of Mayne that runneth
towards Arnfurt, and that night to Forchaim.
The 4. we came to Nurenberg, and there stayed two
dayes. The 6. to bed to Blayfield.
The 7. we passed without Weissenburg
to dinner at
, and that night we passed the river of Danubius
, and so to bed to Nurendof.
The 8. we came to Augspurg, otherwise called Augusta
upon the river of Lech
The 9. we lay at Landsberg
upon the said river, in the
duke of Bavars countrey.
The 10. to dinner at Svanego
, and that night to Hamber
against the mountaines, where the small toyes be made.
The 11. to dinner to Parcberk, & that night to Sefelt
in the Archduke of Austria his countrey.
The 12. to dinner at Inspruck
, & that night to bed at
, where there is a toll, and it is the place where
Charles the fift and his brother Ferdinand did meet. And
there is a table of brasse with Latine letters in memorie
The 13. we passed by Stizen, and dined at Prisena
so that night to Clusen.
The 14. to dinner at Bolsan
and to bed at Neumark
and by the way we passed the dangerous place, where so
many murthers have bene committed.
The 15. to dinner at Trent
: That day we entred the
borders of Italy
, that night to Lenigo.
The 16. to dinner at Grigno
, where the last toll of the
Emperour is: and so we came by Chursa, which is a
streight passage. And the keeper thereof is drawne up
by a cord into his holde. And that night we went to
Capana to bed in the countrey of the Venetians.
The 17. to dinner at castle Franco: by the way we
stayed at Tarviso
, and there tooke coche, and that night
came to Mestre
The 18. in the morning we came to Venice
, and there
we stayed 15. dayes. In which time the duke of Venice
called Nicholas de Ponte died, and we saw his burial. The
Senators were continually shut up together, as the maner
is, to chuse a newe duke, which was not yet chosen when
we departed from thence.
The 2. of August at night wee did embarke our selves
upon the Frigate of Cattaro, an haven neere Ragusa
The 3. we came to a towne in Istria
The 4. we came to Parenzo
, and so that night to Forcera of the bishop.
The 5. we passed by Rovigno: and a litle beyond we
met with 3. Galies of the Venetians: we passed in the
sight of Pola
; and the same day passed the gulfe that
The 6. of August we came to Zara
strong towne of the Venetians: and so that night to
, which standeth in a marveilous goodly haven,
with a strong castle at the entrie thereof.
The 7. we came to Lezina, and went not on shoore, but
traveiled all night.
The 8. we passed by a very wel seated towne called
, which standeth in an island of that name.
The 9. in the morning betimes we landed at Ragusa
and there stayed three daies, where we found many
The 11. being provided of a Janizarie we departed from
in the company of halfe a dosen Marchants of
that towne: and within 6. miles we entred into the
countrey of Servia. So travelling in barren and craggie
mountaines for the space of foure dayes, wee came by a
small Towne of the Turkes
called Chiernisa, being the 14.
of the moneth; and there wee parted from the Marchants.
The 16. we dined in a Cavarsara in a Towne called
Focea, being then greatly infected with the plague.
The 17. we lay by a Towne called Taslizea.
The 20. we came to Novibazar
The 21. we parted from thence, travailing stil in a
countrey very ill inhabited, & lying in ye fields.
The 22. we passed within sight of Nicea.
The 23. we passed in sight of another towne called
Circui: and about those places wee began to leave the
mountaines, and to enter into a very faire and fertile
countrey, but as evill inhabited as the other, or worse.
The 27. we came to Sophia
, where wee stayed three
dayes, being our Janizaries home: and by good chance
we lay in a Marchants house of Ragusa
, that came in
company with us from Novibazar
; and also wee had in
company, ever since wee came from Focea, a Turke which
was a very good fellow, and he kept company with us till
we came very neere Constantinople.
The first of September we came to Philippopoli, which
seemeth to be an ancient towne, and standeth upon the
river of Stanuch.
The 4. we came to Andrinopoli, a very great and ancient
towne, which standeth in a very large and champion
countrey, and there the great Turks mother doth lye, being
a place, where the Emperours of the Turkes were wont
to lye very much.
The 5. we lay in one of the great Cavarzaras, that
were built by Mahomet Bassha with so many goodly commodities.
The 6. we lay in another of them.
The 8. we came to Siliveri, which by report was the
last towne that remained Christian.
The 9. of September wee arrived at the great and most
stately Citie of Constantinople, which for the situation
and proude seate thereof, for the beautifull and commodious havens, and for the great and sumptuous buildings of their Temples, which they call Moschea, is to be
preferred before all the Cities of Europe. And there the
Emperour of the Turkes then living, whose name was
Amurat, kept his Court and residence, in a marveilous
goodly place, with divers gardens and houses of pleasure,
which is at the least two English miles in compasse, and
the three parts thereof joyne upon the sea: and on the
Northeast part of the Citie on the other side of the water
over against the Citie is the Towne of Pera
, where the
most part of the Christians do lye. And there also wee
did lye. And on the North part of the saide Towne is
the Arsenal, where the Galies are built and doe remaine:
And on the Southside
is all the Ordinance, artilerie, and
houses of munition. Note that by the way as wee came
to Constantinople, wee left on our right hand
the Countreys of Albania
, and Macedonia
, and on the left
hande the countreys of Bosnia
, and the river
The 14. of September was the Turkes Beyram, that is,
one of their chiefest feastes.
The 15. we went to the blacke Sea
Euxinus, and there upon a rocke we sawe a piller of
white Marble that was set up by Pompeius: and from
thence we passed to the other side of the water, upon
the shore of Asia and there we dined.
The 25. we departed from Constantinople.
The 29. we came to an ancient Towne called Cherchisea
that is to say, fourtie Churches, which in the olde time
was a very great City, now full of scattered buildings.
The 4. of October wee came to Prouaz, one dayes
journey distant from Varna
upon the Blacke Sea
The 9. we came to Saxi upon the river of Danubius
The 10. we passed the said river which in that place
is about a mile over, and then we entred into the countrey
of Bogdania : they are Christians but subjects to the Turke.
The 12. we came to Palsin upon the river Prut
The 14. wee came to Yas the principall Towne of Bogdania
, where Peter the Vayvoda prince of that Countrey
keepeth his residence, of whom wee received great
courtesie, and of the gentlemen of his Court: And he
caused us to be safe conducted through his said Countrey,
and conveyed without coste.
The 17. we came to Stepanitze.
The 19. we came to Zotschen, which is the last towne
of Bogdania upon the river of Neister, that parteth the
said countrey from Podolia
The 20. we passed the river of Nyester and came to
Camyenetz in the countrey of Podolia
, subject to the king
: this is one of the strongest Townes by nature
and situation that can be seene.
The 21. we came to Skala.
The 22. to Slothone, or Sloczow.
The 24. to Leopolis which is in Russia
alba, and so is
the most part of the countrey betwixt Camyenetz and
it. And it is a towne very well built, well governed,
full of trafique and plentifull: and there we stayed five
The 30. we baited at Grodecz
, and that night at Vilna
The 31. we dined at Mostiska, and that night at Rodmena
The first of November in the morning before day wee
passed without the Towne of Jaroslaw
, where they say
is one of the greatest faires in all Poland
, and chiefly of
horses, and that night to Rosdnoska.
The second to dinner at Lanczut
, at night to Retsbou.
The thirde to Sendxizow, at night to Tarnow
, and that
night wee mette with the Palatine Laski.
The fourth to Vonuez, and that night to Brytska.
The fift to Kuhena.
The 6. to Cracovia
the principall Citie of all Poland
at which time the King was gone to Lituania
: for he
doeth make his residence one yeere in Poland
, and the
other in Lituania
standeth on the river of
The 9. wee departed from Cracovia
, and that night wee
came to a village hard by a Towne called Ilkusch, where
the leade Mines are.
The 10. wee passed by a Towne called Slawkow: where
there are also leade Mines, and baited that day at Bendzin
which is the last towne of Poland
there is a toll.
Note that all the Countreys of Poland
, Bogdania, and divers other Countreys adjoyning
unto them, doe consume no other salt but such as is
digged in Sorstyn
mountaine neere to Cracovia
as hard as any stone; it is very good, and goeth further
then any other salt. That night we lay at Bitom
is the first Towne of Silesia
The 12. we passed by a great towne called Strelitz,
and that night we lay at Oppelen
upon the river of Odera.
The 13. we passed by Schurgasse, and that night wee
lay without the towne of Brigk: for wee coulde not bee
suffered to come in by reason of the plague which was in
those partes in divers Townes.
The 14. we passed by Olaw, and that night wee came to
the Citie of Breslaw, which is a faire towne, great, well
built and well seated upon the river of Odera.
The 16. we baited at Neumargt
The 17. wee passed by Lignizt and by Hayn, and that
night to Buntzel.
The 18. wee passed by Naumburg
the river of Neiss, and that night lay without Reichenbach
The 19. we passed by Baudzen and Cannitz, and that
night to Rensperg.
The 20. we passed by Hayn, by Strelen, where we
should have passed the river of Elbe
, but the boate was
not there, so that night we lay at a towne called Mulberg.
The 21. we passed the said river, wee went by Belgern
by Torga, by Dumitch; and at night to Bretsch.
The 22. wee passed the Elbe
againe at Wittenberg
which is a very strong towne, with a good Universitie:
and that day we passed by Coswig
The 23. wee passed through Zerbst
in the morning, and
that night to Magdeburg
, a very strong Towne, and well
governed as wee did heare. The most part of the
Countrey, after wee were come one dayes journey on
this side Breslawe to this place, belongeth to the Duke
The 24. wee passed by a castle of the Marques of
Brandenburg called Wolmerstat, and that night we lay at
The 25. wee lay at Soltwedel
The 26. at Berg
The 27. we baited at Lunenborg
, that night we lay at
The 28. we came to Hamborg, and there stayed one
The 5. of December wee departed from Hamborg, and
passed the Elbe
by boate being much frosen, and from
the river went on foote to Boxtchoede, being a long Dutch
mile off, and there we lay; and from thence passed over
land to Emden
Thence having passed through Friseland and Holland
the 25. being Christmas day in the morning we came to
: where wee found the right honourable the Earle
of Leicester with a goodly company of Lords, knights,
gentlemen, and souldiers.
The 28. at night to Roterodam.
The 29. to the Briel, and there stayed eight dayes for
The fifth of January we tooke shipping.
The 7. we landed at Gravesend
, and so that night at
London with the helpe of almightie God.