Shipwreck & empire, being an account of Portuguese maritime disasters in a century of decline. by Duffy, James

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Subjects:

  • Gomes de Brito, Bernardo, b. 1688, comp.,
  • Shipwrecks.,
  • Portugal -- History -- Period of discoveries, 1385-1580.,
  • Portugal -- History -- Spanish dynasty, 1580-1640.

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LC ClassificationsDP583 D8
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Pagination198p.
Number of Pages198
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Open LibraryOL14287643M

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