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 Messia, chap. 99.

MEssia hath the name of Messis ripe corne, and is the first prouince that the riuer Danubius closeth vnto the sea of middle earth, as Isidore saith lib. 15. This land ioyneth to the mouth of Da∣nobius in the East side, and to Tracia in the North East, and to Macedonia in the south, and to Histria in the West, as he sayth. And this country conteineth ma∣ny nations, cities, and townes, and bea∣reth good corne and fruite. Therein is plentie of veines, of oare, of Rones, and mettall.

(*Ptholomeus writeth of two Coun∣tries called Mysia, the more & the lesse, and both in Asia, beyond Eithinia, not farre from Ida.)