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ations in the Asiatic itineraries, and thereby giving to the old continent a breadth of 225° instead of 129°. Ptolemy's geography estimated the Chinese coast at the longitude of the Carolinas. So Columbus started west on an uncertain expedition, and, believing Behaim, with whom he had been associated at Lisbon, 1480 – 84, concluded that in reaching land he had found Cathay. He caused the whole crews of his squadron (about eighty sailors) to swear that they believed he might go from Antilia (Cuba) to Spain by land, keeping west. Having letters from the Catholic monarchs to the Great Mogul Khan in Cathay, he sent on shore a baptized Jew who was acquainted with some of the Oriental languages, but his messenger failed to make connection. Columbus died before the error was discovered; he named the natives indians, and so much of the matter remains to this day. See map; where the globes of Behaim and Schoner are compared with the previous maps of Ptolemy, Strabo, Hecataeus, and others.
870Marseilles, France, to Bona, Africa4471,600 1870Bona, Africa, to Malta386650 1870Madras to Penang1,4081,284 1870Penang to Singapore40036 1870Singapore to Batavia55722 1870Malta to Alexandria, Egypt9041,440 1870Batabano, Cuba, to Santiago, Cuba520 1870Jersey to Guernsey1632 1870Guernsey to Alderney1830 1870Santa Maura to Ithaca7180 1870Zante to Trepito11235 1870Sunium to Thermia25160 1870Patras, Greece, to Lepanto220 1870Dartmouth, England, to Guernsey6658 1870Guernsey to Jersey1532 1870Porto Rico to St. Thomas11022 1870Santiago, Cuba, to Jamaica140 1870Portpatrick, Scotland, to Donaghadee, Ireland25160 1871Javea to Iviza430 1871Majorca to Minorca3593 1871Villa Real to Gibraltar15584 1871Marseilles, France, to Algiers, Africa4471,625 1871Singapore to Saigon, Cochin China62060 Date.FromLength in Miles.Greatest Depth in Fathoms. 1871Saigon to Hong Kong975630 1871Hong Kong to Shanghai1,10042 1871Shanghai, China, to Nagasaki, Japan1,200135 1871Nagasaki to V