Donos, Isaac ed. and transcribed: BOXER CODEX. A Modern Spanish Transcription and English Translation of 16th-Century Exploration Accounts of East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Manila, 2016. lv, 391 pp. text plus 61 pp. colour and b/w illustrations and 2 maps. 26x18 cm. Wrappers.
In 1947 the scholar Charles Boxer acquired a late 16th century manuscript which detailed several eyewitness accounts of Spanish and Portuguese expeditions to Asia and the Pacific. With detailed descriptions and lavish illustrations, this manuscript depicted the customs, costume and ways of life of various peoples of east and Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. This invaluable and fascinating work has now become much more accessible, as here, with this bilingual translation which also reproduces the fine illustrations of the original. An extensive introduction accompanies giving the context of the work and its importance. Very hard to obtain.
Subjects: Foreigners in Trade
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 151 in printed List 200.
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