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 II, 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 II, 1st Edition

By Armando Cortesão

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376 pages

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Follows on with continuous main pagination from Second Series 89. Translated by the editor from the Portuguese MS in the Bibliothèque de la Chambre des Deputés, Paris. Book VI of the Suma Oriental, together with a translation of Rodrigues' 'Book', the entire Portuguese texts, and a letter from Pires to King Manuel, 1516. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1944.

Table of Contents

Contents: The Suma Oriental of Tomé Pires: Book 6. The Book of Francisco Rodrigues. Original Portuguese text; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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Hakluyt Society, Second Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS037040
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century