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History of seafaring

ELWES, Alfred and A.A. DEENIK (translator).
De zee en hare beheerschers, of beknopte geschiedenis der voornaamste zeemogendheden uit vroegeren en lateren tijd.
Sneek, Van Druten and Bleeker, 1861. 8vo. Contemporary red half sheepskin. XXV, 368 pp.
€ 500
First edition of the Dutch translation of a history of all sea-faring nations, from Classical Antiquity to contemporary times, by the British writer and translator Alfred Elwes (1819-1888). In 34 chapters it relates the sea-battles of the Greek, the Phoenician and Egyptian trade routes, the sea-merchants from Venice, Genoa and Pisa, the explorers from Spain and Portugal, the Dutch and English East and West India Company, etc.
Browned with some occasional minor foxing. Spine slightly discoloured. Overall in very good condition.
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