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The insula Batavorum, lined with forts,.
Thus Dulcert reads Insula de Lanzarotus and Marocelus, the Laurentian map I.
The word first occurs in Sir Thomas More's Utopia, which was originally published in Latin under the title De Optimo Reipublicae Statu, deque Nova Insula Utopia (Louvain, 1516).
In 1257 Baldwin de Insula obtained a grant of a Thursday market, and an annual three days' fair at the feast of St Peter ad Vincula.
The island between the two arms acquired the name of Insula Sacra (still called Isola Sacra) by which Procopius mentions it.