Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Die Heldentaten des Dom Christoph da Gama in Abessinien (The Exploits of Christoph da Gama in Abyssinia). ed., transl, Miguel de Castanhoso, Enno Littmann.
Die Heldentaten des Dom Christoph da Gama in Abessinien (The Exploits of Christoph da Gama in Abyssinia)
Die Heldentaten des Dom Christoph da Gama in Abessinien (The Exploits of Christoph da Gama in Abyssinia)
Die Heldentaten des Dom Christoph da Gama in Abessinien (The Exploits of Christoph da Gama in Abyssinia)

Die Heldentaten des Dom Christoph da Gama in Abessinien (The Exploits of Christoph da Gama in Abyssinia)

Berlin: Karl Curtius, 1907. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xxiii, 132pp., one photographic plate, and folding map. Bound in green pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and ruling on spine. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece. Publisher's device on title page. Decorative headpieces. Based on a Portuguese report by Miguel de Castanhoso. Christoph da Gama's (son of Vasco da Gama) expedition to Abyssinia (1541–1543) takes up a place of honor in the history of Portugal. The expedition was not about conquest, no colonies were founded or treasures gathered, but a Christian Empire which had asserted itself against Muslims and Paganism, was spared its demise. Almost superhuman efforts of those four hundred heroes and their leader were needed to succeed. On the occasion of the 400 Year anniversary of the discovery of India the Geographical Society at Lisbon decided to publish a new edition of the original reports on the expedition of Dom Christoph Da Gama. The publication of the translation, though done in the year of the release of the new Portuguese edition, was delayed for several reasons until 1907. Illustrated with some in-text drawings and two b/w photographs of the Abyssinian church in Adua. A folding map at rear indicates the route da Gama took through Abyssinia. Beautifully designe Ex-Libris of Mila Weber. Text in German. Light wear along edges of binding with library sticker on cover. Library stamps on top and bottom edge, verso of title page and last text page. Ex Libris on inside cover, library plate on decorative endpaper. Library index card on inside back cover. Map with very light foxing along edges. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #45774

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