The Travels of Ludovico di Varthema

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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, Esq., F.S.A.,


And Edited

WITH NOTES AND INTRODUCTION

BY

George Percy Badger,

LATE GOVERNMENT CHAPLAIN IN THE PRESIDENCY OF BOMBAY,
AUTHOR OF "THE NESTORIANS AND THEIR RITUALS
ETC., ETC., ETC.



WITH A MAP.



LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY.

M.DCCC.LXIII

TO THE

RIGHT HONORABLE

SIR CHARLES WODD, Bart., G.C.B.,

HER MAJESTY'S SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA,


THIS EDITION

OF THE EASTERN TRAVELS OF

LUDOVICO DI VARTHEMA,

AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY,

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED


BY THE EDITOR.