Of Libia. chap. 93.
LIbia is a greate lande in Affrica, and hath that name, for that Libe ye Sou∣therne winde bloweth from thence, as Isidore sayth lib. 15. Other men meane, that Epscisus Iupiters sonne that buil∣ded Nephim also in Aegypt, & get on his wife Casorta, a daugther yt is called Li∣bia, yt was after quéene of Affrica: & by her name that land was after called Li∣bia. And Libia is in the beginning of Affrica, & in the East side thereof is Ae∣gypt, and in the West bée Sireos, Ma∣iores & Trogodites, & in the North side is the sea Libicum, and in the South is Ethiopia and Barbaria: Therein bée diuerse nations and wildernesses: to whome men maye not come for wilde beasts and sierce, for Serpents and for Dragons that bréede Cocatrices. Huc vsque Isid. li. 15.
¶Libia is a full hot lande, and bur∣ning, and bréedeth in diuerse places ma∣ny venimous beasts, and beasts wonder∣fully shapen, and many precious things in diuers places, as precious stones, gold, and siluer, much wheate, wine and oile, and diuerse manner of spicerie. Men of Libia came first of Puthericus the sonne of Cham. Therfore a riuer that runneth by the sea coast of Libia is called Path: & all the land is called Puthensis: as the Glose saith super Gen.
(*Lybia was among the Gréekes, the generall name of all Affrica: Not∣withstanding it is of the Romanes ta∣ken onely for that part of Affrica, which is from Aegypt, to the West Occean, containing Syrenaica, Affrica minor, Numibia, and Mauritania. The Spani∣ards do commonly call them all Moores, Libia interior is bounded on the North, with the two countries called •aurita∣nia, with •ffrike the lesse, and Cerenai∣ca, on the East with Ethiop, on ye South with Ethiop the further, on the West with the Occean sea. In this country are the people called Caramantes and Ga∣tule D. Cooper.