Excerpt from Mirabilia Descripta: The Wonders of the East
The Elephant described. 3. Spices. 4. Ginger; Pepper described; Cinnamon. 5. Islands of India; Ceylon. 6. Pearl fishery. 7. Birds. 8. Marvels of the islands. 9. Winged cats (¿ying squirrels). 10. The Talipat's great le... aves. 11. The king of Ceylon and his rubies. 12. Island of Naked Folk. 13-16. Great island of Java (the Archi pelago in general) Spices Pygmies; Cloves Cannibals. 17. Dress in India. 18. That of the kings. 19. Inheritance in the female line only (nairs). 20. Vows of self-immolation. 21-27. Particulars of climate and celestial phenomena. 28. Wild Forest Races. 29. Serpents. 30. Remarkable wasps. 31. White ants. 32, 33. Red kites. 34. Great bird that wails by night. 35. The Devil speaketh. 36. Marvellous land. 37. Champa (india, ultra Gangem), and its abundance of elephants. 38. Wars of elephants. 39. Ivory. 40.
Mode of capturing elephants. 41. Kings of (southern) India de tailed, etc.
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