A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels (volume 6) by Robert KerrA General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels (volume 6) by Robert Kerr

A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels (volume 6)

byRobert Kerr

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ... querque gave a finish to its ornaments, by adorning it with three precious jewels, Goa, Malacca and Ormuz3,7., Section VI. Portuguese Transactions in India, under several governors, from the close of 1515, to the year 1526. While the great Alfonso de Albuquerque was drawing towards the last period of his life, Manuel, as if he had foreseen that event, sent out Don Lope Soarez de Albergaria to succeed him in the government, with a fleet of 13 ships, carrying a force of 1500 soldiers, many of whom were gentlemen by birth, and still more so by their actions. Among them was Duarte Galvam, a person of learning and judgment, who was sent ambassador to Abyssinia with considerable presents, some for Prester John, and some for the church. On his arrival at Cochin, the new governor offended many by the reseryedness of his carriage and manners, and became particularly disagreeable to the rajah, who had been accustomed to the discreet and easy civility of Albuquerque. Don Garcia de Noronha took charge of the homeward bound ships, and went away after no small disagreement with Soarez. Till this time, the Portuguese gentlemen in India had followed the dictates of honour, esteeming arms their greatest riches; but henceforwards they gave themselves entirely up to trade, those who had been captains becoming merchants; insomuch that command became a shame, honour a scandal, and reputation a reproach. Having entered upon the exercise of his government, he visited the forts, in which he placed new captains, gave out orders, and transacted other affairs of small moment, which serve rather to fill the page than to advance the dignity of history. In the year 1515, five ships sailed from Lisbon under the command of Juan de Sylveira, three of which arrived in...
Title:A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels (volume 6)Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217765998

ISBN - 13:9780217765992

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