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...According to the 'Bibliography of Books Printed in the German Speaking Countries of the Sixteenth Century' (VD 16), this is one of the five German issues of the same year. Nevertheless this is a quite scarce account of the death of Luigi...
...An extraordinary account concerning the appraisal and rescue by Portuguese fishermen of an English ship, the ‘Swift', held captive by a rebellious Genoese sailor off the coast of Gibraltar. On her return voyage to London from southern...
...First edition, preface dated 8 December 1571. Though in stanzas, this is a highly informative account in verse of the feast organised by the silk-traders of Venice to celebrate the victory at Lepanto, with description of processions...
...Report of an action taken by the French under the authority of Louis XIV to combat the pirates threatening the trade of their merchants in Marseilles. This marked the beginning of a change of policy by the French who had allied themselves...
...Notice of an action undertaken by Genoa and Naples as part of a general measure to protect their merchant ships against the activities of Barbary pirates. The report details how, having equipped two warships for coastguard patrol...
...European writings on the Ottoman Empire fall into two main categories. On the one hand the Turk was seen as the enemy and was feared accordingly, and on the other the Ottoman world inspired immense curiosity. The Arcadian Library is home...