Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Europeans in West Africa, 1450-1560: Documents to illustrate the nature and scope of Portuguese enterprise in West Africa, the abortive attempt of Castilians to create an empire there, and the early English voyages to Barbary and Guinea. Vol. I/II. Two volumes bound in one (complete) [Second Series, No. LXXXVI]

Nendeln (Liechtenstein): Kraus Reprint Limited, 1967. Reprint. Hardcover. Quarto. XXXVI, 461, [1]pp. Original blue cloth, with gold lettering and blind ruling on spine. Frontispiece. This remarkable work is a compilation of translations of documents. It carries on and amplifies the record of the discovery and conquest of Guinea, which for the period 1415 to 1448 is found in the chronicles of Azurara and the voyages of Cadamosto. They cover Portuguese exploration from 1462 to 1480, Portuguese trade, the growth of Portugal's West African settlements from 1481 to 1530, and the decline of her influence from 1530 to 1557. In section II a number of contemporary records, translated into English, bear upon the remarkable series of Castilian voyages to West Africa undertaken during the Years 1454 to 1480. Section III contains records of English maritime activity in West Africa from 1480 to 1560. This volume is complete with all its plates. Moderate age-toning to spine. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #39265

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