An account of a 4-year journey to Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the Portuguese colonies of western India by a young Venetian nobleman, a member of the illustrious Bembo family. Bembo follows the same route as his predecessor Pietro de Valle, employing along the way French artist G-J Grelot, who had been traveling with a fellow Frenchman, Jean-B...
Letter, 1479 July 12; Marco Bembo, Candia to Laurentio Bembo, Venice. The Bembos were a Venetian merchant family, and this correspondence reflects their trading in wine, cloth, hemp, and other commodities in the eastern Mediterranean.
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