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Eric Axelson

Portuguese in South-East Africa 1488-1600 & Portuguese in South-East Africa 1600-1700

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Portuguese in South-East Africa 1488-1600: First edition 1973 published on behalf of The Ernest Oppenheimer Institute of Portuguese Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand. This hardcover with dust jacket is an unread copy in splendid condition. 276 pages. It includes chapters on Sofala and Mocambique, sea-route to India, Barreto-Homem expedition, The Cuama. Included 18 illustrations.

Portuguese in South-East Africa 1600-1700: Third edition 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket in unread, splendid condition. 226 pages. 12 illustrations and 3 maps. Includes topics as the Sieges of Mocambique, Estevao De Ataide, Diogo Simoes Madeira, Nuno Alvares Pereira, the Revolt of Mombasa, the 1635 Settlement Scheme and the Fall of Mombasa.

Axelson began his researches into the history of the Portuguese in 1936 and soon became well know for his discovery of the farthest stone pillar which Bartolomeu Dias erected in 1488. He details the 17th century activities of the Portuguese in south-east Africa, from their base in Mocambique up the Zambezi into Mashonaland, and on the Mombasa coast. An appendix summarizes survivors' accounts of the shipwrecks on the coast of southern Africa during this period.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833219905
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT & Paypal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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