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
Publisher: Hakluyt Society
xiv+folding map+297 pages with frontispiece, plates, folding maps, facsimiles, glossary, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria embossed on front cover with blind-stamped edges to the cover. Edited and translated by C R Boxer. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, second series, volume 112. First edition.
An expert on perils of the high seas, British native Boxer (1904-2000) translated the Portuguese collection of accounts, originally published as pamphlets, The Tragic History of the Sea 1589-1622 in 1959 and Further Selections from the Tragic History of the Sea 1599-1565 in 1968. They were published
Previous owner's name to title, corners bumped, stain to heal end pages, some pages crudely opened. Jacked with edge wear with closed tears and chips, spine sunned, some tears to fold over edge else very good in a good to very good copy.
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