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Book Number 5535 
Author Pieter Van der Aa  
Title Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste zee en Land-Reysen na Oost en West-Indien… 1506-1508 (Vol. 5) & Twee ongelukkige scheeps-togten na Oost-Indien, van Jorge de Mello, in het jaar 1507… 
Date c. 1706-07 
Publisher Pieter Van der Aa 
Place of Publication Leiden 
Edition First Edition.  
Volume Information Two works in One volume 
Cover Contemporary full brown calf. Spine in six compartments of raised bands. Gilt text on morocco label on 2 and 3. Gilt ornamentation on 1, 4, 5, and 6. All edges dyed red. Pasted and free marbled endpapers. All edges with gilt dentelles. 
Illustration Illustrated with 2 folding maps and 18 double-page plates.  
Size 8vo (177x110mm).  
Condition A handsome example of this work. Text and plates are clean and crisp. Lacks one folding map. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. endpapers, red title, title, folding map, 1-517, index (39), title, 1-45, index (4), blank, endpapers. 
Reference Alden & Landis 707/2; Howgego, to 1800, A23 and A42; Sabin 3; Tiele, Bibl. 5; for Van der Aa: P.G. Hoftijzer, Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) 
Translation Info  
Notes Two works in one volume. This is volume five only. The complete collection, consisting of 28 volumes, was published during the years 1707-1708, covering land and sea voyages from 1246 till "this day" (1696). This work contains the accounts of the voyages of Afonso de Albuquerque, the 1st Duke of Goa, in the East and West Indies during the early 16th century. He was "dispatched from Lisbon on a second expedition, a voyage intended to consolidate Portuguese supremacy in the Indian Ocean. His instructions were to monopolize trade with East India for Portugal, and to exclude both Venetians and Saracens from Indian waters" (Howgego). Afonso de Albuquerque, 1st Duke of Goa, was a Portuguese nobleman and an admiral whose military and administrative activities as second governor of Portuguese India conquered and established the Portuguese colonial empire in the Indian Ocean. The second work deals with two unfortunate voyages to the East Indies: one by Jorge de Mello in 1507, and the other by Jorge d'Aguiar, a Portugese cartographer, who is known for charting the African coast (1492). The two works were meant to be bound together, with one general title-page and index. 
Price (US$) 1950  
Short Description Book Voyages General; Book Americas West Indies; Book Europe Portugal;  
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