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Piratas de la America

Collection Data

Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1681
Place: Impresso en Colonia Agrippina
Publisher: en casa de L. Struickman
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KB 1681 (Exquemelin, A. O. Piratas de la America)
West Indies -- Description and travel
Content: First edition of the Spanish translation, made from the original Dutch edition of 1678 (q.v.) This Spanish versionis the source of the English translation first printed in 1684 (q.v.) and of the French translation first printed in1686 (q.v.) The authors of these translations at second-hand were unfamiliar with the Dutch original and made rather free use of the Spanish version, "incorporating into their respective versions considerable additional matter, chiefly to bring into prominence the special merits of their compatriots, e.g. the French version embodying many exploits of the French filibusters not referred to by the Dutch author, while the English editionmakes Morgan the principal hero of the sotry."--H. Powell,introd. to ed. of 1894.
Content: Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. illus. (p. 20) Leaf 20, leaf between p. 222 and 223 and last leaf blank.
Citation/reference: JCB, II, 467; Medina BHA 1714; Sabin 23471
Content: "Descripcion de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America.Por el capitan d. Miguel de Barrios", in verse: p. i-xvi.
Ownership: No acc.
Physical Description
Extent: 20 p. l., xvi, 222 p. l., 223-328 p., 3 l. illus., 4 pl. (2 fold.) 4 port., map. 19.5 x 15 cm.
Last leaf wanting.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14308446
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6f0141e0-c617-012f-85e1-58d385a7bc34
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