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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A group of over 500 low, flat coral islands in the W. Indies, and thousands of rocks, belonging to Britain, of which 20 are inhabited, and on one of which Columbus landed when he discovered America; yield tropical fruits, sponges, turtle, &c.; Nassau the capital.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Baha`mas, the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bahamas-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.