It was a common belief, moreover, that somewhere in this void lay the great island of Cipango,—the goal of Columbus's voyage.
But it was plain enough that the island they had found was not Cipango.
Pinzon now, on examining the chart, supposed that they must be approaching Cipango.
The great island was Cipango, and across the extent of it ran in fine lettering.
What know I of the wonders of Cipango, since Candia lieth in an opposite course?
Or neighbor to Cipango, increasingly rich and civilized as we go.
If it should turn out that Hispaniola was not Cipango, as the last voyage seemed to suggest, perhaps it might prove to be Ophir!
But it was a great island, natheless, and one day might be as Cipango.
Dost think, Sancho, that Cipango is as large as the admiral hath got the island on the chart?
Being attacked from Cipango, they got in the rear of the enemy, took possession of their fleet, and put off for the main island.