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Author Varthema, Lodovico de, active 15th century.

Title The travels of Ludovico di Varthema in Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix, in Persia, India, and Ethiopia, A.D. 1503 to 1508 / translated from the original Italian edition of 1510, with a preface, by John Winter Jones and edited, with notes and an introduction, by George Percy Badger
Published London : Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1863
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Description 1 online resource (cxxi, 320 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates) : color maps
Series Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; no. 32
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; no. 32
Contents ""Cover""; ""table of contents""; ""preface, by the translator""; ""introduction, by the editor""; ""the travels of ludovico di varthema""; ""dedication to countess of albi and duchess of tagliacozzo""; ""the first chapter, concerning alexandria""; ""the chapter concerning cairo""; ""the chapter concerning baruti, tripoli, and aleppo""; ""the chapter concerning aman and menin""; ""the first chapter concerning damascus""; ""the second chapter concerning the said damascus""; ""chapter the third, concerning the mamelukes in damascus""; ""the book concerning arabia deserta""
""The chapter concerning reame, a city of arabia felix, of its air, and of the customs of its inhabitants""""the chapter concerning sana, a city of arabia felix, and of the strength and cruelty ofthe king's son""; ""the chapter concerning the sultan of all the above-mentioned cities, and wherefore he is called by the name sechamir""; ""the chapter concerning apes, and some animals like lions, very hostile to man""; ""discourse touching some places of ethiopia""
""The chapter concerning the island of the red sea called ohamaram""""the chapter concerning the city of aden, and of some customs respecting the merchants""; ""chapter concerning the partiality of the women of arabia felix for white men""; ""chapter concerning the liberality of the queen""; ""the chapter concerning lagi, a city of arabia felix, and concerning aiaz, and the market in aiaz, and the castle dante""; ""the chapter concerning almacarana, a city of arabia felix, and of its abundance""
""The chapter concerning the pardoning in mecca""""the chapter concerning the manner op the sacrifices in mecca""; ""the chapter concerning the unicorns in the temple of mecca, not very common in other places""; ""the chapter concerning some occurrences between mecca and zida a port of mecca""; ""the chapter concerning zida, the port of mecca, and of the red sea""; ""the chapter showing why the bed sea is not navigable""; ""the second book of arabia felix""; ""the chapter concerning the city of gezan, and of its fertility""; ""the chapter concerning some people called baduin""
""The chapter showing the route from damascus to mecca, wherein some arabs are concerned""""the chapter concerning the city of sodom and gomorrah""; ""the chapter concerning a mountain inhabited by jews""; ""the chapter concerning where mahomet and his companions were buried""; ""the chapter concerning the temple and sepulchre of mahomet and his companions""; ""the chapter concerning the journey to go from medina to mecca""; ""the chapter showing how mecca is constructed, and why the moors go to mecca""; ""the chapter concerning the merchandize in mecca""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages iii-xvi) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.
Arabian Peninsula -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Egypt -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Syria -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Badger, George Percy, 1815-1888.
Jones, John Winter, 1805-1881.
ISBN 1409415376 (electronic bk.)
9781409415374 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Itinerario. English