Jean Corbechon, Livre des propriétés des choses
Book 13: On water
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This book, with 26 chapters, opens with an image of a master lecturing on a riverbank. After a general discussion of water, the author describes specific rivers, including the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates. He then turns to lakes, ponds, streams and seas. The final chapter is devoted to fish.