Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l'Inde (1498-1898). VASCO DE GAMA, Henri OLIVIER.
Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l'Inde (1498-1898).
Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l'Inde (1498-1898).
Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l'Inde (1498-1898).

Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l'Inde (1498-1898).
Quatrième Centenaire de la Découverte de la Route océanique de l'Inde (1498-1898).

Moulins: Imprimerie Bourbonnaise, 1898.

Large octavo, frontispiece portrait, some light offsetting to title, original printed wrappers bound in; a very good copy in a lavish presentation binding of mauve calf with red morocco inlay, moiré silk endpapers, both boards with gilt figures, the front board with deeply embossed gilt coat of arms and gilt presentation note, spine with double crimson morocco labels.

French celebration of Portuguese history

Beautifully bound presentation copy of this study of Vasco da Gama. Published in honour of the 400th anniversary of da Gama's first voyage, this work includes observations on two significant accounts of the voyage, the first by Camoens, the second that of a "matelot portugais". The work was prepared after a meeting of the so-called "Comité Vasco de Gama", whose members had met at l'Hotel de Ville du Moulins, and who were keen to promote better research and better understanding between France and Portugal.

Beautifully bound presentation copy of this study of Vasco da Gama. Published in honour of the 400th anniversary of da Gama's first voyage, this work includes observations on two significant accounts of the voyage, the first by Camoens, the second that of a "matelot portugais". The work was prepared after a meeting of the so-called "Comité Vasco de Gama", whose members had met at l'Hotel de Ville du Moulins, and who were keen to promote better research and better understanding between France and Portugal.
The work, commissioned by Henri Olivier, vice-president of the Vasco da Gama society, is dedicated to the King and Queen of Portugal and the Algarves: hence, this is a particularly attractive copy, as it has a presentation binding to the royal couple, with the "profond respect" of Olivier.
Copies are listed at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and some European libraries, but the work does not appear to be held in any Australian collection.

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  other currencies     Ref: #3706040