1st Edition

The Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622 Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen São Thomé (1589), Santo Alberto (1593), São João Baptista (1622) and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa

Edited By C.R. Boxer Copyright 2010
    312 Pages
    by Hakluyt Society

    Edited from the original Portuguese and translated. The narratives by Diogo do Couto, João Baptista Lavanha and Francisco Vaz d'Almada, translated from the original editions of accounts which were subsequently included in the 'História Trágico-Marítima' edited by Bernardo Gomes de Brito at Lisbon in 1735-6. The introduction and appendices discuss the 'Carreira da Índia'. For a further selection from the same source, see Second Series 132. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1959. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce the sketch map of 'Figure 1:The Carreira da India, 1589-1622' which faced the first page of the book in the first edition.

    Illustrations and Maps, Introduction, Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Great Ship São Thomé, in the land of the Fumos, in the year 1589., Shipwreck of the Great Ship Santo Alberto, and Itinerary of the People, who were saved from it, 1593., Treatise of the Misfortune that befell the Great Ship São João Baptista, 1622., Appendixes, Bibliography, Index


    C.R. Boxer