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 Gallia. chap. 66.

GAllia is a Prouince of Europe, be∣twéene the mountaines Alpes Pn∣nine, and the British Occean, and hath that name of olde time of whitenesse of men: for Gallia Gréeke, and is sayd, milke. Therefore Sybel called them Gal∣les, that is to say, white: and shée sayd, that milke necks should be wreathed in golde: for by diuersitie of heauen, face and colour of men, appeare the diuers qualyties of their stomacks and bodies, Rome gendreth beuismen, Gréece light, Affrica nylesalt, and Fraunce, kindles ere men, and sharpe of 〈…〉Isidore sayeth lib. 9. This land hath Germanye in the East side: Spaine in the West, Italy in the South, and 〈…〉 in the North, at the British Occean, as, Isid. sayth. Sometime this lande was diui∣ded in thrée ports that was called To∣g•••, Celtica and Belgica: but now French man dwell in these Prouinces and, of them the doubt hath that name, and is called F•••: 〈…〉 is Litters.〈…〉 and of Francia.

(*Gallia at noble Region, set be∣twéene S•••〈…〉 the Page  227 bordereth on the mountaines Alpes. That which ioyneth to Germany, was called Belgica, and was contained be∣twéene the riuers Scalde and sequana, or Seyne. That parte which marcheth to the mountaines, was called Celtica, or Lugdunensis, and was contained be∣twéene the riuers Seyne and Garumna, or Geronde. That which bordereth on Spaine, called Aquitania, was bounded with the mountaines Pyrenaei, Caesar boundeth the parte called Celtica, with the riuers Rhene and Gerond. Agtip∣pa describeth Gallia betwéene the riuer Rhene, the mountaines Pyrenei, the Occean sea, and the mountains Geben∣na, and Iura. Moreouer, that which is now called Lumbardie, was called Gal∣lia Cisalpina.)