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VARTHEMA, Ludovico di.

The Itinerary of Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna from 1502 to 1508

as Translated from the Original Italian Edition of 1510, by John Winter Jones FSA in 1863 for the Hakluyt Society, with A Discourse on Varthema and his Travels in Southern Asia by Sir Richard Carnac Temple.

London : 1928 Stock Code: 140658
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First Argonuat Press edition, number 32 of 975 copies printed on Japon vellum. Ludovico di Varthema, also known as Barthema and Vertomannus (c.1470-1517), was an Italian traveller, diarist and aristocrat known for being the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Nearly everything that is known about his life comes from his own account of his travels, the Itinerario, first published at Rome in 1510.

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Description

Large square octavo. Original quarter parchment, gilt-lettered spine, moderate green waxed cloth sides, Argonaut Press device in gilt to front cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

5 maps, 2 plates, title page with Argonaut Press device printed in blue.

Condition

Bookplate of Marshall Laird. Slight foxing to parchment. A very good copy.

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