Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of the hills of Aethiopia. cap. 9.

THe hills of Aethiopia be seuen, as it is sayd: among them the mount of Atlas is chiefe,* as Isid. saith, li. 14. ca. 4. In the West Aethiopia is hilly & gra∣uelly, and wast in the middle Eastward, and stretcheth from the west side of the mount Atlas, to the endes of Aegypt, & is cloased in the west side with the Oc∣cean sea, and in the North side with the riuer Nilus. In the mountaines, and also in the playnes of ye lande, be much peo∣ple & folke wonderfully shapen in face, and horrible in figure and shape. Also in that lande is great multitude of wylde beasts and cruell, and of Serpentes and Adders: and there is Rinocerota, that is the Unicorne, a beast with one horne. There be Camells and Libbards, there are Cockatrices & most great Dragons: & out of their braines be taken precious stones. Ther is Iacinctus found, & Chri∣soprassus also: there Cinomon is gathe∣red. There be beasts gendred wilde and fierce, as Dragons, Strucions, Ostriges, Elephants and Apes. Huc vs{que} Isidor. Also there it is sayd, that betweene Cy∣rene and Aethiopia is a Well, that coo∣leth in the heate of the day, and heateth in the coldnesse of the night, against kind of waters of other Wells.