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Prester John of the Indies a true relation of the lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520. by Francisco Alvares

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Published by Published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • John, Prester.,
  • Ethiopia -- Description and travel.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: v. 2, p. 587-593.

StatementThe translation of Lord Stanley of Alderley (1881) rev. and edited with additional material by G. F. Beckingham and G. W. B. Huntingford.
SeriesWorks issued by the Hakluyt Society -- 2nd ser., no. 114-115
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (xvi, 617 p.)
Number of Pages617
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13543972M

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