First edition, Important Work On The History of Hormuz, Iran and the Arabian Sea, 1896
Item Number: 14477
Cordeiro, Luciano Batalhas da India. Como se perdeu Ormuz. Processo inedito do seculo XVII. Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1896. 8vo. XV, 296,  pp. Bound in half blue leather with cloth binding. Publisher's lithographed paper wrappers present.
First edition of this classic and important work on the history of Hormuz, Iran and the Arabian Sea region by Luciano Cordeiro. Cordeiro (1840-1900), was a renowned 19th century Portuguese historian, politician, and administrator. In this work, the Cordeiro analyzes and transcribes unpublished 17th century Portuguese official documents and correspondence related with Ormuz, which at the time was under Portuguese rule. He explains the main reasons behind the Portuguese loss of Hormuz in 1622, accounts for the silk trade in the region, the battle of Jasques, the expedition and siege of Queshm, the Anglo - Persian alliance, the rendition of Ormuz , and more. Spine with superficial loss of leather, publisher's wrappers with minor marginal loss of paper, and text browned due to the quality of paper. Overall in very good condition.