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(Accounts of journeys to the East and West Indies, in 1508 and 1509). Opmerklyke zee-togten gedaan ter ontdekkinge van Eilanden en vaste kusten der West-Indien, in de jaaren 1508, in 1509 . Leiden. Pieter van der Aa. 1706. 5 books in 1 volume in-8, contemporary white vellum, manuscript title on the spine. The set, containing travel accounts from the years 1508-1513 by the historian Antonio de Herrera y Torsedillas, translated into Dutch, is illustrated with 1 beautiful map depicting northern Latin America and the West Indies and 14 folding plates. (1) Opmerklyke... vaste kusten der West-Indien in de Jaaren 1508 en 1509. The voyages to the "West Indies", by Sebastian de Ocampo, the first European discoverer of the Gulf of Mexico. (2) Bloedige scheeps-togt van den Maarschalk don Fernando Coutinho na Oost-Indien... 1509. Don Fernando's arrival in the "Indies" with 15 boats. (3) Aankomst van Jean d'Ezquebel ter bevolking van Jamaica... Discovered by Diego Columbus. One also reads the discovery of Cuba by Diego Velazquez in 1511. This story is illustrated with 6 beautiful plates. (4) Twee bisondere scheeps-togten na Oost-Indien... An account of the conquest of the "East Indies", under the direction of Albuquerque, the arrival at Cannanore in the state of Kerala and the capture of Goa. (5) Verscheide zee en land-togten gedaan in de West-Indien... Relation of the discovery of Florida by Juan Pons de Leon and the exploration of northern Cuba. 1 plate shows the anthropophagous rites of a tribe in Florida in 1513. Nice copy, in its first vellum binding. Traces of an ex-libris removed on the first cover. Scattered small freckles.
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