The book is Tommaso Campanella. A Poetical Dialogue between a Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitallers and a Genoese Sea-Captain his guest. G.M. Prithee now, tell me what happened to you during that voyage? Capt. I have already told you how I wandered over the whole earth. In the course of my journeying I came to Taprobane, and was compelled to go ashore at a place where through fear of the inhabitants I remained in a wood. When I stepped out of this I found myself on a large plain immediately under the equator.