A RECORD OF THE FINDING OF ALL LANDSAnd Descriptions of the First Visits Made by Europeans to the Wild Races of the World;FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF ADVANCING CIVILIZATION FROM THE CAVES OF BARBARISM AND THE CRUDECORACLE TO THE CHRISTIANIZING OF THE GLOBE.DESCRIBING SUPERSTITIONS APPERTAINING TO THE SEA AND THE OBSTACLES WHICHSTRANGE BELIEFS OPPOSED TO EXTENDED VOYAGES.COMPRISING ALSOAN AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICABy the Viking Sea-Rovers, and Its Settlement by the Scandinavians in the Ninth Century.SUPPLEMENTED WITHTHRILLING NARRATIVES OF VOYAGES, DISCOVERIES, ADVENTURES, BATTLES, DARINGS AND SUFFERINGSOF THE HEROIC CHARACTERS, BOLD EXPLORERS AND DAUNTLESS SPIRITS WHO HAVEMADE OCEAN HISTORY AND ESTABLISHED CHRISTIAN SUPREMACYOVER THE MOST SAVAGE LANDS OF THE EARTH.RECITING ASTONISHING INCIDENTS AND PERILOUS UNDERTAKINGS AMONG WILD BEASTS AND SAVAGEPEOPLE IN HEROIC EFFORTS FOR A RECLAMATION OF ALL LANDS TO CIVILIZATION, ANDRECORDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE RIOT OF MURDER, PILLAGE AND INHUMANITYWHICH CHARACTERIZED THE PIRATES, MAROONERS AND BUCCANEERS WHORAVAGED THE SPANISH MAIN AND FOR CENTURIES BID DEFIANCETO THE ARMED FLEETS OF ALL NATIONS.
tra. This has also disappeared. Eratosthenes states that Spain and Barbara were at one time connected, and that the Islands of Sardinia and Corsica were Joined by a considerable strip of land, as was also Sicily with Italy, and Negro Ponto with Greece; and accounts have been given of the finding of the hulls of ships and iron anchors upon the mountains of Switzerland, very far from land, though that the sea could have ever swept in and covered mountain peaks so lofty at a comparatively recent date is a matter impossible of belief.
The land of Malabar, which is now a part of India and thickly settled, was at one time under the sea, while Cape Cormoran and the Island of Zealand were connected and composed one large body of land. Malacca and Sumatra were also joined, as is shown by Ptolemy's frequent references thereto. So also did Sumatra and Java unite to form one very long island, while Borneo was connected with the mainland. These changes in the face of the land and sea within the period of history wi