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A short relation of the river Nile, of its sourse and current; of its overflowing the campagnia of Ægypt, till it runs into the Mediterranean: and of other curiosities

Jerónimo Lobo. A short relation of the river Nile, of its Source and Current; Of its Overflowing the Campagnia of Ægypt, till it runs into the Mediterranean: And of other Curiosities: Written by an Eye-witnesse, who lived many years in the chief Kingdoms of the Abyssine Empire. Trans. Sir Peter Wyche. London: John Martyn, 1669.

This is the first English translation of a manuscript by Jerónimo Lobo (1593-1678), a Portuguese Jesuit who traveled widely in Africa and India. He began a correspondence with the British Royal Society on his study of the Nile, which led to the English translation. Among the topics treated in the book are stories about the legendary Christian king, Prester John; discussions of how the Red Sea got is name; and studies of vegetation, including the palm tree.