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

comprehends half of the inhabited world; Africa and Europe, the other ha1f. These are separated by a common sea that runs out of the Great Ocean. Now, if you divide the world into two parts, as the East and the West, Asia will be in one part and Africa and Europe in the other. And so the sons of Noah divided it after the Flood: Shem and his descendants took Asia; Japheth, Europe; and Ham, Africa; as the Scriptures, Chrysostom, Isidore, and Pliny say.