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K. Henry. 7. The history and tyranny of the Turkes.

Countreys. Cities.

Cilicia. MarginaliaThe coūtrey where Saint Paule was borne:
Tharsus. Act. 22 Marginalia* An other Coricus is also in the Ile of Creta.
* Coricus.
Solimūtis, vel Traia-
Issus, vel Iaiassa.
Augusta. Act. 27
Iconium. Act. 14
Lystra. Act 16
Derbe. Act. 14
Antiochia Pisidiæ.
(Act 11

¶ Syria, comprehendeth in it diuers particular prouinces, with their cities as foloweth.

Syria. Act. 15
Palestina Iudæa.

Ierosolyma. Act. 1
Cæsarea Stratonis.
(Act 8
Bethleem. Math. 2
Emaus. Mar. 1
Iericho. Math. 20
or Ios. 15
Japheth. Act 9
Tyberias. Iohn. 6
Accaron. Iosua. 13
Azotus. Act. 8
Ascalon. Iudith. 2
Gaza. Act. 8
Bersabee. Iosua. 19 MarginaliaBersabee is a citie in Iurye: also an other in Idumæn.
Antipatris. Act. 23
Assaron. Act. 9
Samaria. Act.
Bethania. Mar. 11
Lydda. Act. 9
Galilæa. Mat. 2
Nazareth. Math. 2
Caparnaū. Math. 4
Cana. Ioan. 2
Act. 11

Tyrus. Luc. 6
Sydon vel Sychem.
(Luc. 6
Ptolomais. Act. 21
Cæsarea Philippi.
(Math. 16

Damascus. Gal. 1
Philadelphia. Apo. 1
Buthis, vel Pella.
Marginalia* Antiochia, apud Orontem, chiefe Citie in Syria, where the disciples of Christ were first named Christians. Act. 11. Cassiotis.
* Antiochia, apud
Orontē, vel The-
opolis. Act. 11
Marginalia* Nicopolis is a citie also in Macedonia mentioned in the Epistle of S. Paule to Titus. cap. 3. Comagena.
Antiochia, sub Tau-
Alexandria apud Is-
* Nicopolis.
Marginalia* Seleucia is a Citie in Syria: Also an other in Pamphilia: an other in Cilicia pisidiæ: an other in Cœlesyria, and in Mesopotamia an other. Seleucis.
* Seleucia. Act. 13
Marginalia* In this Laodicæa was the councell kept, which is called Concilium Laodicense.
There is an other Laodicæa in Lydiæ neere to Colossæ, in Asia minor. Coloss. 5.
Laodicæa also is the chiefe Citie in Phrygia pacatiana, neare to Galatia. Act. 18. 1. Tim. 6.

* Laodicæa. Colos. 2.
Idumea. Marc. 3
Besamma, vel Ber-
Eleusa. Gen. 21

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¶ Thus farre reacheth the compasse of Syria.

Arabia. Gal. 1. 4
Petrea, or Nabatææ.
MarginaliaIn Edessa reigned kyng Abgarus, mentioned Eu-
Psal. 59
Carra, or Charan,
where Abraham
dwelt. Act. 7
whiche is
now called Orpha

Countreys. Cities.

and in the story of
Tobias called Rag-
Marginaliaseb. Lib. 1. cap. 15. to whō Christ wrote, promysing to send vnto hym after his death. MarginaliaBabylon in Chaldæa, where Nabuchodonozor reigned, and was after destroyed & translated by Seleucus Nicanor: an other is in Egypt called Alcayrus.
Babilonia. Dan.
In the coun-
trey of Babilo-
, is also a cer
tain regiō appoin
ted for Philoso-
phers & Astro-
nomers called
Chaldæa. Iere. 50.

Babylon, vel Bal-
dach. Act. 7
Orchoe, vel Vrchoa
vel Hur chaldeo-
, where Abra
Gen. 11. 15
Gerusa S. Georgius.
Dioscuria, vel Seba-
stia, which is now
called Suias.
Getara, vel Gāgara.
Gen. 8.

Armenia Maior, is
deuided from Ar-
menia Minor
, by the
riuer Euphrates.
This Armenia ma-
& Minor, this
day be both vnder
the Turkes.

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¶ And thus farre reacheth the compasse of Asia Minor, with the countreys & prouinces to the same perteining, which being once brought to the fayth of Christe are nowe in a maner, all subdued to the Turkes.

¶ The Ilandes belongyng to the regions of Asia Minor aforesayd, gotten by the Turkes.

MarginaliaIlandes belonging to Asia minor.

Thinias. to Bythinia.
Tenedos. to Troas.
Chios.Act. 20 to Lydia.
Pathmos.Apo. 1
Possidium. to Æolis.
Samos. Act. 20 to Ionia.
Trogyliū Act. 20
Cnidus. Act. 27 to Doris.
Coos, Coū. Act. (21 to Doris.
Carpathus. to Doris.
Rhodus. Act. 21 to Lycia.
Cyprus. Act. 11 MarginaliaThys Cyprus K. Rich. the first, did once subdue fighting agaynst the Saracens.
Lesbos, with the Citie Mytelene. Act. 20

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Æneas Syluius, otherwise Pope Pius. 2 in describyng of Asia Minor. 

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This incident is recounted in Pius II, Cosmographia (Paris, 1509), fo.60v.

cap. 74. reciteth a certeine facte of a worthy virgine: MarginaliaEx Æne. Syluio. lib. De orbis Descriptione. cap. 74 who at what tyme the Turkes were besiegyng a certeine town in Lesbos, and had cast down a great part of the wales, so that all the townesmen had geuen ouer, putting on mans harnes, stepped foorth into the breach, where not onely she kept þe turkes from entryng in, but also slue of them a great sort. MarginaliaA memorable facte of a virgine in defence of her countrey. The Citizens seyng the rare courage and good successe of the mayden, tooke to them agayne their hartes and harnes, and so lustely layd about them, that an incredible number of the Turkes were slaine. The reste beyng repulsed from the land, reculed into their shyppes: who beyng then pursued by a nauy of Calisa, were worthely discomfited lykewise vppon the sea. And thus was the Ile of Lesbos at that tyme, by a poore virgine, that is, by the strong hand of the Lorde working in a weake creature, preserued frō the turkes. Ex. Æne. Siluio. Et Seb. Munst. Lib. 5.

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¶ Beside these regions and countreis 

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The information on India is from Sebastian Münster, Cosmographiaeuniversalis (Basel, 1559), pp. 1083-90. The information on Persia is from pp. 1041-44 of the same work and the information on Arabia is from pp. 1031-7.

of Asia Minor aboue described, Seb. Munst. in the 5. booke of his Cosmographie declareth moreouer, MarginaliaEx Sebast. Munst. Cosmogr. Lib. 5. in præfat. that the Turkes & Sultanes haue vnder their subiection, bothe

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