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date: 15 August 2022

Conti, Niccolò de' 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Gordon Campbell

(c.1395–1469),Venetian traveller, born into a noble merchant family in Chioggia. In 1419 he left Venice on a journey that was to last for 25 years. He travelled to Damascus and thence to Baghdad, where he boarded a ship and sailed down the Tigris to Basra and the head of the Persian Gulf. He visited the island of Ormus (now Iranian Hormuz) and then sailed along the Indian Ocean coast of Persia to Cambay (now Khambhat, in Gujarat). He travelled down the west coast to Goa (then a ... ...

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