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∣ca•ia and Parthia.)