Lot 36
  • 36

[Bazán, Álvaro de]

1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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  • Gründlicher bericht, wellicher gestalt, in jüngst verschienen Monat: Julio und Augusto, des jetz lauffenden 83. Jars... die Insul Terzera, sambt etlichen andern, zu den Azores gehorig, eingenommen. Munich: Adam Berg, [1583]
  • Paper
4to (187 x 127mm.), [22]pp., plus final blank, twentieth-century red morocco-backed cloth boards, very light browning, staining and spotting, foot of title shaved with slight loss of imprint, minor rubbing


Palau 25923; VD16 R 1069

Catalogue Note

Early German edition of the account of the naval victory fought off Angra for the control of Terceira (Azores), on 1583 between the Spanish fleet and a combined force of Portuguese and French fleet. The Azores were of great strategic and geographical importance as the stopping point for fleets en route to or from the Indies, thus the scene for the following naval engagements during the reign of Elizabeth I. The Spanish were led by one of their foremost Commanders, Alvaro de Bazán y Guzman (1526-1588), Marquess of Santa Cruz and Captain General of the Ocean Sea; Bazán had previously gained fame for his participation at the Battle of Lepanto (1570).