Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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‘The voyages of Cadamosto’

Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto

Date: Probably between 1463 and 1468 (based on cartographic evidence)

Original Language: Italian


Though it is unclear when exactly Ca’ da Mosto wrote his Navigazioni,  it is generally assumed that he wrote the text after he had settled back in Venice, probably between 1463 and 1468. Parts of the text may have been composed earlier, since there are indications that he perhaps us…

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Frederiks, Martha, “ Navigazioni”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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