Browne, its original discoverer, cannot be restored.
Burckhardt, who had already won a reputation as the discoverer of Petra, and whose experience of travel in Arab lands and knowledge of Arab life qualified him to pass as a Moslem, even in the headquarters of Islam.
The island takes name from its Portuguese discoverer (1503), the count of Noronha.
It is readily understood why men imbued with the authority of tradition should prosecute the search for a substance which would confer unlimited wealth upon the fortunate discoverer.
On these documents the new world is called America, after Amerigo Vespucci, its supposed discoverer.