[books] "Seventene degrees latitude approchynge, Hethor sawe th’Equinoccial Wal for the first time"
Mainspring [ Powell's | Amazon ] has been Chaucer'd! Along with a rather nice review of the book.
There's even a podcast of Michael Livingston reading the passage in Middle English.
maryrobinette hath made this period-appropriate alternate cover art for the book:
I am tickled pink...