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Auction 99, Lot 627

"The Lusiad; Or The Discovery of India", Camoens, Luis de

Subject: Travel and Exploration - India

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: Jackson and Lister (publ.)


8.5 x 10.8 inches
21.6 x 27.4 cm

This work covers the exploits of the Portuguese navigator and explorer Luis de Camoens (Vasco de Gama) and his discoveries in India. Translated from the original Portuguese by William Julius Mickle. With folding map "A Chart of the Voyage of Gama and of the Portuguese Discoveries" engraved by J. Lodge. 2nd edition. Frontis engraving with offsetting to title page.


Condition: C

Map has light areas of staining and age toning along centerfold. Covers detached, one is missing, spine nearly gone also. Contents complete and very good with occasional scattered foxing. Signatures tight; well worth rebinding.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2002