Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden maonachi Cestrensis; together with the English translations of John Trevisa and of an unknown writer of the fifteenth century.
Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364., Trevisa, John, tr. d. 1402., Caxton, William, ca. 1422-1491., Malverne, John, d 1415?, Babington, Churchill, ed. 1821-1889,, Lumby, J. Rawson ed. (Joseph Rawson), 1831-1895.

Of the diuision of the worlde. Augustinus de Civitate Dei, libro sextodecimo, capitulo octavo. Capitulum sextum.

ALSO hit is to be attendede that alle the worlde cincte to the occean is diuided in to iij. partes, Asie, Europe, and Affryke; whiche diuidede in to thre partes, Asia after nowmbre schalle be the thrydde part, and after magnitude the halfe, whiche goenge from the meridien or sowthe by the este vn to the northe, is compassede on euery syde with the occean, and in the weste hit is finischede with the grete see. Beda, de Naturis. The termes of whom be the begynnenge and durre of a floode callede Nilus in the sowthe, descendenge by the northe occean and water Page  49, vol.1 of Thanais in the northe. Isidorus, libro 14, capitulo quarto. Europa, that other parte, from the floode callede Thanay, descendenge from the northe ocean extendede from the este and meridien in to the costes of Speyne is ioynede to the grete see and finischede in an yle callede Gades. Isi|dorus, capitulo quinto. The thridde parte, which is Affrica, is protendede from the weste in to the meridien in to the coste of Egipte. And these partes, Europe and Affrike, be dividede a sundre thro an arme of the see. Plinius, libro tertio, capitulo primo. The chekes and begynnenges of [folio 22a] those armes of the see haue in longitude xv. ml of passes, and v. ml passes in latitude, from whom the see mediter|ranye begynnenge by diuerse armes is distendede towarde londes.