After a stay of forty-seven days at this place in great friendship with the natives, we took our departure, and went to the island of Antilia, which was discovered a few years ago by Christopher Columbus, where we remained two months and two days repairing our vessels and procuring necessaries for the voyage home. During our stay there we suffered many insults from the Christian inhabitants, the particulars of which are here omitted to avoid prolixity. Leaving that island on the 22d of July, we arrived at the port of Cadiz on the eighth of September, after a voyage of six weeks, where we were honourably received; having thus, by the blessing of God, finished our second voyage.
 This latitude of 5 deg. S. would lead to
Cape St Roquo on the coast of
Brazil; but the indications given by Americus during his several
voyages are exceedingly vague and uncertain.—E.
 The sun on the 27th of June has just passed to
the south side of the
equator, and is in the tropic of cancer on the 23d of March.—E.
 Called in the text myrrh-apples, Poma myrrhae,
perhaps meant to
 This appears to refer to chewing tobacco, and
gives a strong picture
of that custom carried to excess.—E.
 This person was probably a noted giant, or remarkably
tall man, then
well known in the south of Europe: Or it may refer to a colossal image
of St Francis.—E.
 The island of Hispaniola is certainly here meant,
to which Americus
has chosen to give the fabulous or hypothetical name of Antilia,
formerly mentioned; perhaps with the concealed intention of
depreciating the grand discovery of Columbus, by insinuating that the
Antilles were known long before his voyage.—E.
 Though not mentioned in the text, this date must
have been of the year
1500; or at least intended to be so understood by Americus—E.