In pictures: Itinerary, first 'travel best-seller' on India
A copy of a seminal 16th Century work on India is on display at the National Archives building in Delhi. Organisers say Itinerary - by Italian adventure traveller Ludovico De Varthema - is the first "best-selling" book written on India. (Illustrations: Courtesy Italian Cultural Centre and National Archives of India)
This venture became a part his travelogue — Itinerario de Ludouico de Varthema Bolognese (Itinerary of Ludovico de Varthema) — that was published in Rome in 1510.
It is one of the earliest European accounts of India.
The book has come to Delhi for the first time — and currently being displayed at an exhibition titled "Voyages to India of Ludovico de Varthema" at National Archives of India. The exhibition is part of the 12th Italian Language Week in the World.