Vivaldi Brothers

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Vandino and Ugolino Vivaldi

(Before 1360)

Genoese merchants, explorers and navigators.

Libro del Conosçimiento.

Italian.


Graçinoa que es cabeça del ynperio de abdeselib… defendedor de la iglesia de Nubia e de Etiopia e este defiende al preste Juanque es patriarca de Nubia e de Etiopia… e dixeronme en esta çibdat de grançiona que fueron traidos los ginoueses que escaparon de la galea que es quebro en Amenuan e de la otra galea que escapo nunca sopieron que se fizo...


(Graçiona which is the head of the empire of Abdeselib… The Abdeselib is defender of the church of Nubia and Ethiopia, and he defends Prester John who is Patriarch of Nubia and Ethiopia… They told me that the Genoese whose galley was wrecked at Amenuan, and who were saved, were brought here. It was never known what became of the other galley which escaped...)


Selected editions

Monumenta Cartographica Africae et Aegypti. Tome IV.I, ed. Y. Kamel (Leiden: 1936).