(ASHE, Thomas). History of the Azores, or Western Islands; containing an account of the government, laws, and religion, the manners, ceremonies, and character of the inhabitants: and demonstrating the importance of these valuable islands to the British empire. London, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813.4to. Contemporary half morocco, spine lettered in gilt. With engraved frontispiece, 3 maps (2 folding) and 4 engraved plates (foxed). VIII,V,310 pp. First edition. - In 1810, on his way home from South America, the Irish writer Thomas Ashe spent time on the Azorean archipelago. While in the Azores, Ashe wrote a series of letters to the Earl of Moira, Francis Rawdon-Hastings. His goal in writing these letters was to convince the Earl of Moira, and therefore the British government, to obtain the Azores. His book is mainly dealing with the island of Saint Miguel or São Miguel Island, the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. - One of the earliest full descriptions of the islands and an important resource for historians.- (Age-browned). - Scarce. [Boeknr.: 10108 ]

€ 1450,00

FEBURE, Michael de. Een ontdekking van de wereld in de achttiende eeuw. Reisdagboek van de Gentse aalmoezenier Michael de Febure. Bezorgd en ingeleid door Jan Parmentier en Kristin Van Damme. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2023. Cloth, with dust-jacket. 256 pp. Linschoten Vereeniging 123. - Michael de Febure wrote during his journey in 1721-1722minutely on what he saw and experienced. He talks about daily life on board, pirates, marine fauna, scurvy, navigation, temperature observations and the peoples and cultures of Cape Verde, India and the Azores. [Boeknr.: 37606 ]

€ 43,00

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