Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 De prima iuentione Gujnee
(909 words)

'The voyages of Diogo Gomes'

Diogo Gomes

Date: Late 15th century

Original Language: Latin


De prima iuentione Gujnee is the written account of Diogo Gomes’ memoirs concerning his voyages to Guinea, narrated to the cartographer Martin Behaim (Gomes, De la première découverte, pp. 12-13) and edited by Valentim Fernandes. Behaim’s interviews with Gomes are said to have taken place many years after the actual journeys, possibly c. 1482 or …

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Frederiks, Martha, “ De prima iuentione Gujnee”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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