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It is basically the equivalent of the Indian Suvarnadvipa the "Island of Gold." Josephus calls it in Latin Aurea, and equates the island with biblical Ophir, from where the ships of Tyre and Solomon brought back gold and other trade items.
Chryse is often coupled with another island Argyre the "Island of Silver" and placed beyond the Ganges.
Tarsis and Ofir were unknown lands beyond the Golden Chersonese of Ptolemy.
Their discovery would undoubtedly bring untold wealth and great fame in the minds of the people of those times.
Concerning Tarshish it is written: "Fro the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Hiram: every three years once came the shop sof Tarshish bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacock." (II Chronicles ) In Samuel Purchas's well-known travel compendium Purchas His Pilgrim, he devotes the entire first chapter to a discussion of Tarshish and Ophir.
In particular, he argues strenuously that it is beloved Britain and not Spain that deserved the title as the modern Tarshish and Ophir.
There, they believed that Tarsis and Ofir were some lands far to the east of biblical Israel. King Solomon built the port from which ships departed for Tarsis and Ofir at Ezion-Geber on the coast of the Red Sea.Longitude could only be approximated roughly by using a patent log to track the distance the ship has travelled in any particular direction.When Magellan began to suspect he was nearing the region of the Moluccas he deliberately steered on a north course and then turned westward at a latitude of 13 degrees North according to both Pigafetta and Albo.Chryse, the "Golden One," is the name given by ancient Greek writers to an island rich in gold to the east of India.
Pomponius Mela, Marinos of Tyre and the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mention Chryse in the first century CE.
Was the fact that Black Henry was able to converse with the people living at the latitude given by Pinto (but not with the people of Samar or Leyte) a coincidence, or something planned in advance from information gleaned in Malacca?