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Titel: Blue Rise
Zustand: Very Good.
Buchbeschreibung First edition of an extensive history of the Portuguese in the East by the British Frederick Charles Danvers (1833-1906), consisting of two volumes, the first dealing with the years 1481-1571, the second 1571-1894. Chronologically it narrates the expeditions by different Portuguese explorers (Vasco da Gama, João da Nova, Tristão da Cunha, etc.), the discovery of new sea routes, battles at sea and attacks at harbours or trading posts, trade treaties, namely, as the author himself puts it in his introduction "all the principal events connected with the rise of the Portuguese Nation, and with the development and decline of their Eastern Empire" (p. XXVII). Also included is an extensive account of the campaigns and operations of Afonso de Albuquerque in the Arabian Gulf, which he entered as the first European. Most of the plates (including the frontispieces) are reproductions of older engraved maps, portraits, city views or pictures of ships or sea battles. Slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition. Bindings rubbed along the extremities and the edges slightly stained, spine discoloured. Artikel-Nr. IA79IWX3Y525