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 Campania. cap. 38.

CAmpania is a Prouince of Italye, betwéene the Territorie of Rome and Apulia. The chiefe Citie thereof sometime was Capua, builded by Sil∣uius king of Albanes. And hath that name of Capacitas: For the land there∣of receiueth all manner of fruite of su∣stinaunce, and is the head of all the Ci∣ties of Campania, and this Citie, Rome, and Cartage, were reckoned thrée of the greatest Cities: and sometime all Italy had the name of this citie, and was cal∣led Campania. Many ether Cityes fa∣mous and full of men and rich, pertei∣ned to the Prouince of Campania, as Neopolis and Penteolis, where Uir∣gills Bathes were in worshippe some∣time. And is a land with plenty of corne, of Wines, of Oliues, of wilde beastes, and of diuerse manner of fruite. There is another manner Campania called Ci∣salpina, and is a prouince of Fraunce Senonens, the chiefe citie therof is Tre∣ueris.

(*Campania a country in the realme of Naples, which was accompted the most fertile and pleasaunt country of all the world.)