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    Re: Portuguese shipwreck question
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2009 Nov 1, 07:37 -0500
    Let's see....

    In the Marseilles tables, "Albeyt" is listed as 38N, 130E - BUT - these tables use a prime meridian that is pretty far west.   According to the author of the paper, it was usually the western-most land.   I'm assuming that this was because it was simply easy to list longitudes as positive numbers.  

    Corduba is listed as 9 degrees east, Cerendin (Ceylon?) as 125E, so that makes the location 5 degrees E of the longitude of Ceylon and at 38N.



    On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 10:35 PM, <frankreed{at}historicalatlas.com> wrote:

    John H, you wrote:
    "How about Albeyt?  Buchare?
    I think Buchare is Bactra on the Silk Road, but I'm not sure. "

    Buchare is almost certainly Bukhara in modern Uzbekistan. Albeyt could be lots of places, e.g. Al Bayda, Yemen. Do you have an approximate location?

    -FER






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