Context of The theatre of the earth : Containing very short and compendious descriptions of all countries, gathered out of the cheefest cosmographers, both ancient and moderne, and disposed in alphabeticall order. For the benefit of all such as delight to be acquainted with the knowledge of strange countries, and the scituation thereof, and especially for travellers, to whom the portabilitie of this small volume will not be little commodious. What is performed in this booke is more at large set downe to the readers view in the next leafe