The Tragic History Of The Sea 1589 - 1622 Narratives Of The Shipwrecks Of The Portuguese East Indiamen Sao Thome (1589), Santo Alberto (1593), Sao Joao Baptista (1622), And The Journeys Of The Survivors In South East Africa

Boxer, C. R (ed.)

Published by Hakluyt Society, Cambridge, 1959
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Title: The Tragic History Of The Sea 1589 - 1622 ...

Publisher: Hakluyt Society, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Poor

Edition: First Edition.


No signatures. Some spotting to top page edges and to preliminary leaves. Some creasing to preliminary leaves. Some rubbing and staining to ends of spine. Spotting to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper split in half at spine. Lower 3 1/2" of spine missing. ; xiv, 297 pages + frontis + plates + folding maps. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Page dimensions: 218mm x 142mm. "These three are representative of a number of shipwrecks of homeward-bound ships off the coast of Natal where the survivors tried to march overland to the Portuguese trading stations. They are important for the information they give about the obverse side of Portuguese East India trade, and about the historical ethnography of South East Africa." - from the dust wrapper blurb. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 7450

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