First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…
General Division of the World

The world is called a circumference because it is formed like a globe. It is divided into three parts—Asia, Africa, and Europe. The divisions are not equal, for Asia extends from the South, through the East, to the North; Europe from the North to the West; and Africa from the South to the West. Asia alone