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The journal of Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, anno 1639 by  1597-1653. [ ranslated and edited by C. R. Boxer  Martin Harpertzoon - First Edition - 1930 - from Norman Macdonald's Collection and

The journal of Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, anno 1639

by Tromp, Martin Harpertzoon, 1597-1653. [ ranslated and edited by C. R. Boxer

Condition: Very Good - See below/images

Cambridge: The University Press, 1930. This book presents an English translation of the 1639 journal of Dutch naval commander Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1598-1653), who led the Dutch fleet in a decisive victory over the Spanish at the Battle of the Downs during that year. Translation of the journal was carried out by Charles Ralph Boxer (1904-2000), a renowned specialist in Dutch and Portugese naval history and the early colonial expansion of European nations. Created in response to 'an increasing interest shown by English historians in naval matters', the text provides both an insight into Dutch naval strategy and a revealing portrait of Tromp's character. A highly detailed introduction, illustrative figures and a bibliography are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in European and Maritime history.xviii, 237, 1 unnumbered page : frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portraits, maps (2 folded) ; 26 cm.. Bibliography p. 228-230. Includes Index. This book is quite uncommon. A tight copy, light extremity rubs, secure throughout and square, handles well. Pages very good indeed. Has bookplate of a previous owner to front pastedown " Oene Cornellis Meek". Free of any inscriptions. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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