Tattoo (1609, Spanish)
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THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS,
MALUCCAS, SIAM, CAMBODIA, JAPAN, AND CHINA,
AT THE CLOSE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
by Antonia De Morga
translated by Henry E. J. Stanley
London: Hakluyt Society
(Original published in Spanish, 1609 in Mexico--ed.)
This should be read along with the Quiros volume. Both give us a "tattoo" over 150 years before Captain Cook.
Pg. 70: ...pumpkins of Castille...
(OED has 1847 and 1870 for "pumpkin"--ed.)
Pg. 70: ...yerba chiquilite...
Pg. 266: ...these are inhabited by people natives of these same islands, who are named Bizayas, and by another name, Pintados (Picts); because the men of most importance, from their youth, tattoo the whole of their body; pricking it in the appointed places, and throwing over the blood certain black powders, which never come out.
Pg. 271: ...wild buffaloes, which they call _carabaos_. They prefer the taste of meat and fish, when it has begun to spoil and stink. They also eat boiled camotes, which are sweet potatoes, French beans, _quilites_, and other vegetables...
Pg. 274: there are many fruit trees in the country, such as sanctores (Pr. 275--ed.), mabolos, tamarinds, jack fruit*, custard apples, papaws, guavas, and many orange rees in all parts of different kinds...
(OED has 1613 for "jack fruit." There is no entry for "mabolos"--ed.)
Pg. 278: There are plenty of good sardines, congers, sea bream, which they call bacoco, dace, skate, bicudas and tanguingues, soles, plantanos and taraquitos, needle-fish, dorados, eels, large oysters, mussels, parcebes, crabsm shrimps, sea spiders, center fish, and all sorts of shell fish, shad, white fish, and in the river Tagus of Cagayan (Pg. 279--ed.), in their season, a great quantity of bobos, which come down to spawn at the bar; and in the lagoon of Bonbon many tunny fish are killed in their season, not so large as those of Spain, but of the same make, flesh and taste.
(OED has 1666 for "sea spider"--ed.)
Pg. 338: ...much fine thread of all kinds, needles, knick-knacks, little boxes, and writing boxes...
(OED has 1618 for "knick-knack"--ed.)
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