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 Sabea. chap. 134.

SAbea, is Countrey in Arabia, and hath the name of Saba the sonne of Thus. This Countrey stretcheth in straight length Eastward, toward the sea Persicū: & is nigh to Chaldea in ye north: & endeth at ye sea of Arabia, in ye west: & is to Lethiopia in the South. And this land beareth Frankencense, and giueth good smells: for in woodes and landes there∣of growe Mirrhe, Cinamom, Thus, and other swéete spicerie, as Isidore sayth li∣bro. 15.

This lande is rich of swéete Spi∣cerie, of precious stones, and of mettall. There is a Birde, that is called Phe∣nix, and other wonders that Authoures recken in ye region of Arabia, of whom it is shewed before of Arabia. The Quéen of Saba, was speciallye Ladye of this Prouince, and neuerthelesse in hir time, she had principate of all Affrica, as He∣rodutus sayth, for she was Quéene of Aethiopia & of Aegypt: as ye Close saith super li. Reg. 10. And so it is supposed, that she had other Kingdomes of the West in that time.

(*Sabaea or Saba, a Countrey in the middle of Arabia toward the East, inui∣roned about with great Rockes, wherein is a great woode of precious trées, some of Cinamom and Cassia: some bringing foorth Frankencense and Mirrhe. The length of that Woode is twentie of their myles called Schaeni, which comprehen∣deth of Italian miles, one hundred and fiftie, Plinius. lib. 12. Theophrastus. lib. 9. De histo. Plat.

Solinus writeth that the region brin∣geth foorth Frankencense, is from a Towne there named Atramicae eight mansions, which indéede containeth two hundred twentie foure miles. Mancio, or stathmos, being of eight and twentie Italian myles. The chiefe Citie of that Realme, is called sabeta, D. Cooper.