The axis of this band, almost a meridian line, is 156 statute miles long.
It marks the first meridian of longitude in Hindu geography.
From the springs the journey was continued along the same meridian to the Fitzroy river.
Thus led to assume that the distance from the first meridian drawn through the Fortunate islands to Sera (mod.
This map of Eratosthenes, notwithstanding its many errors, such as the assumed connexion of the Caspian with a northern ocean and the supposition that Carthage, Sicily and Rome lay on the same meridian, enjoyed a high reputation in his day.