Levathes, Louise: WHEN CHINA RULED THE SEAS. The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne 1405-1433. Oxford, 1997. 264 pp. 12 illustrations, 21 drawings. 23x16 cm. Paper.
A hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began making their way to the New World, fleets of giant Chinese 'treasure ships' ventured to the edges of the world's four corners. Draws on eyewitness accounts and official Ming histories to offer a fascinating insight. A much-read copy.
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 513 in printed List 199.
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