The Suma Oriental of Tomé Pires: An Account of the East, from the Red Sea to Japan, written in Malacca and India in 1512-1515, and The Book of Francisco Rodrigues, Rutter of a Voyage in the Red Sea, Nautical Rules, Almanack and Maps, Written and Drawn in the East before 1515 Volume I, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Suma Oriental of Tomé Pires

An Account of the East, from the Red Sea to Japan, written in Malacca and India in 1512-1515, and The Book of Francisco Rodrigues, Rutter of a Voyage in the Red Sea, Nautical Rules, Almanack and Maps, Written and Drawn in the East before 1515 Volume I, 1st Edition

By Armando Cortesão

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360 pages

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Translated from the Portuguese MS in the Bibliothèque de la Chambre des Deputés, Paris. Containing the translated Books I-V of the Suma Oriental. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 90) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1944.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The Suma Oriental of Tomé Pires: Preface; Books 1-5.

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Hakluyt Society, Second Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS037040
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century