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A Description of the Azores - Captain Boid

1835 - Edward Churton, London - First Edition
A rare first edition illustrated with four lithographic plates and a folding map. Captain Edward Boid served in Donna Maria’s naval armament, as Secretary to Admiral Sartorius, his account of the Azores is still considered one of the first and most important traveller’s accounts of this group of lush Islands located in the mid-Atlantic roughly 950 miles from the Portuguese coast and 2,000 miles from Nova Scotia.

Among the areas covered in the early chapters are agriculture, zoology, trade and commerce, government, customs, and religion. The second half of the work provides individual chapters on the separate Islands.

Included is a reprinted review by the Spectator Magazine (originally published 6th December 1934).
 
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Price HK$ 8,000