|CHAPTER XIX: OF THE STREETS [p.63]
THE great city of Temistitan, México, had and has many fair and broad streets, though among these are two or three pre-eminent. Of the remainder half of each one is of hard earth like a pavement, and the other half is by water, so that they leave in their barks and canoes, which are of wood hollowed out, although some of them are large enough to hold commodiously five persons. The inhabitants go for a stroll some in canoes, and others along the land, and keep up conversations. Besides there are other principal streets entirely of water, and all the travel is by barks and canoes, as I have said, and without these they could neither leave their houses, nor return to them, and all the other towns being on the lake in the sweet water are established in the same way.