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Creator:
Castanheda, Fernão Lopes de, -1559.
Title(s):

The first booke of the Historie of the discouerie and conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales, in their daungerous nauigations, in the time of King Don Iohn, the second of that name. : VVhich historie conteineth much varietie of matter, very profitable for all nauigators, and not vnpleasaunt to the Readers. / Set foorth in the Portingale language, by Hernan Lopes de Castaneda. And now translated into English by N.L. Gentleman.

Additional Title(s):

First booke of the Historie of the discoverie and conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales, in their daungerous Navigations, in the time of King Don Iohn, the second of that name

Historie of the discouerie and conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales, in their daungerous nauigations, in the time of King Don Iohn, the second of that name

Historie of the discoverie and conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales, in their daungerous navigations, in the time of King Don Iohn, the second of that name

Conquest of the East India

Historia do descobrimento e conquista da India pelos Portugueses. Book 1. English

Published/Created:
Imprinted at London : By Thomas East., 1582.
Physical Description:
[6], 164 leaves ; 19 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS498.3 .C37 1582
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN 1984 34: Beinecke copy 18 cm. imperfect: some leaves bled at bottom.
BEIN Eef.554Lg: Imperfect: first 2 p.l., and leaves 130, 131, 164 wanting; leaves 72, 132, 162-163 mutilated.
Translation into English by Nicholas Lichfield from the original Portuguese of: Historia do descobrimento & conquista da India pelos Portugueses. Book one. First published Coimbra, 1551.
Translator's dedication signed "Nicholas Lichefild". Variant 1: dedication signed "Nicholas Lichefield, Gentleman".
Colophon at foot of leaf 2T4r: Imprinted at London by Thomas East, dwelling betweene Paules Wharfe and Baynards Castle, 1582.
Signatures: A² ²A-2T⁴.
Includes material on Magellan.
Running title reads: The conquest of the East India.
First word, 2D1v, "There". Variant 2: first word is "fléet"; this line belongs at the top of 2D2v, and is there supplied with a slip-cancel.
T.p. enclosed in a decorative woodcut rule-border; woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials throughout.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in later gilt-tooled brown morocco; marbled end-papers; gilt edges. Translator's dedication is signed "Nicholas Lichefild" and first word on 2D1v is "There".
Alden, J.E. European Americana, 582/54
Sabin, 11391
Moraes, R.B. de. Bibliographia Brasiliana, 1:143
STC (2nd ed.), 16806
ESTC, S108825
Subject Terms:
India -- History -- 1000-1526.
Magalhães, Fernão de, d. 1521.
Portugal -- History -- Period of discoveries, 1385-1580.
Portuguese -- India -- Early works to 1800.
Streeter, Thomas W. (Thomas Winthrop), 1883-1965 -- Bookplate.
Westminster, Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of, 1825-1899 -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Woodcuts -- 1582.
Contributors:
Lichefield, Nicholas, translator.
East, Thomas, 1540?-1608?, printer.
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