From Venice to Aleppo


in The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249387
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940130 | DOI:
From Venice to Aleppo

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Bembo took advantage as best as he could with no little expense, of the services of an ingenious Frenchman who travelled with him and provided many drawings of towns, costumes, and other famous memorabilia or rarities. Bembo left Malamocco with four other merchant vessels, one of which was the nobleman Alvise Cornaro who was also going as a consul, but to Cairo. On the 13th, they arrived at Saline, the beach of Larnaca on the island of Cyprus. They remained in that place to let off the consul, along with some merchants and goods. Before they arrived in Aleppo, there was some confusion among the representatives because an Englishman had struck a Frenchman with a rod. All calmed down with the thought that the Turks would profit from any bloodshed among the foreigners. Aleppo is a large city and usually called Aleb or Alib by the Arabs and Turks, which means “milk.”

Keywords: Frenchman; Malamocco; Cairo; Aleppo; Turks

Chapter.  20028 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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