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 Media, chap. 101.

MEdia hath that name of Medue the king that first assayled that Pro∣uince. And Modia hath the kingdomes Page  235 of Parthia in the Wiest side, and is in∣uitaned with Armenia in the North, and hath the mountaines Caspios in the East, and Bersida in the South side. On∣ly in this Country groweth a trée that is called Medira, and groweth in none other land noor Countrie; as Isidore say∣eth, libro. 15. This Country is full rich, it is moysted with many riuers, and is noble and strong with Cities & Towns. In olde time Kings of this lande ouer, came the great Babylonia, and the Em∣perours of Caldeis. Also the men of this land and the Perses sayled into Affri∣ca, are medled themselues with the U∣baes, men of Libia, and the Libees called them Mauros, in their corrupt & strange language of Barbarie, notwithstanding that Mauri in the Greeke language are called at blacke coulour, as Isidore sayth libro. 9.

(*Media a country in Asia, hauing on the North, the sea called Hiremum, on the West Armenie the more, and Assy∣ria or the south Persia on the East Hir∣caia and Parthia.)