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Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Title: Vicerex Classem Ex Goa. ( An encounter with pirates on the Malabar coast.)
Published in: Frankfurt, 1609
   
Size: 5.3 x 6.9 inches.
13.4 x 17.4 cm.
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Uncoloured.
Condition: Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. In very good condition, dark impression. Margins a bit frayed.
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An encounter with pirates on the Malabar coast. The pirates along the west coast of India were notorious for bad deeds, both on land and sea. The Portuguese viceroy at Goa sent a fleet of fifteen ships to an island named Sanguifeo were a great many of these pirates were gathered. The admiralís ship became separated and ran aground on the low tide. When the pirates, who at first had fled to the hills, realized the plight of the Portuguese, they returned and attacked the admiralís ship. The crew fought bravely but were overcome and the admiral was killed. Then the pirates mocked the Portuguese in the other ships by displaying the admiralís head, which they had impaled on a long pole

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629




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