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[24] No place of that name is now found in our best maps.  The principal
    town of the district of Chachapoyas has the same name, otherwise
    called St Juan de la Frontera.—­E.

[25] Not far to the south of San Leon de Guanuco, in the mountains of
    Lauricocha, there are considerable silver mines.—­E.

[26] No such place is now found on our maps in the province of Guamanga;
    but the ruins of a town named Vittoria are marked in the district of
    Calca, about fifty miles north-west from the city of Cuzco.  Perhaps
    the Vittoria of the text is the town now called Guamanga.—­E.

[27] Probably the country of the people now called Chunchos, who are
    implacable enemies to the Spaniards.—­E.

[28] Probably the province now called Chicas on the eastern side of the
    Andes, occupying the head of the river Chirivionas which joins the
    Paraguay or Rio Plata.—­E.

[29] Off the mouth of the river Lurin, in lat. 12 deg. 26’ S. is the island of
    Pachacamac, probably indicating the situation of the ancient province
    of that name.—­E.

[30] The first of the Incas is named by Robertson, II. 290. and III. 47. 
    Manco Capac.—­E.

[31] By Zarate this Inca is named Guaynacava, but the more general name
    used by Garcilasso de la Vega and other Spanish writers, and from them
    by the illustrious Robertson, is adopted in this translation.—­E.

[32] Garcilasso de la Vega, p. 65, describes the bridge over the Apurimac
    not far from Cuzco, as about two hundred paces in length.  He says that
    its floor consisted of three great cables as thick as the body of a
    man; having another cable on each side, a little raised, to serve as
    rails.  The two hundred toises or four hundred yards of the text seem
    an exaggeration; perhaps a mistake of the French translator.—­E.

[33] This prince is called Atabaliba by Zarate, and Atabalipa by some
    other writers, but we have chosen to follow the illustrious historian
    of America in naming him Atahualpa.—­E.

[34] These names are not to be found in our best modern maps of Peru:  but
    some other names not unlike, as Mayobamba, Chachapoyas, Partas, and
    Caxamarca, are in the present bishopric of Truxillo, the most northern
    in Peru proper, and therefore likely to have been the seat of war
    against the revolters in Quito.—­E.

[35] The whole of this appendix to the first section is an addition to
    Zarate, extracted from Garcilasso de la Vega and Robertson; which,
    being too long for a note, has been placed in the text.  The
    introductory part of this deduction is from the History of America,
    Vol.  II p. 289.  The list of kings is from Garcilasso, whose
    disarranged work is too confused for quotation.—­E.

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