The Battel between the Spaniards and the Pyrats or Buccaniers before the Citty of Panama.Part .3 Chap.6.
[London: William Crooke, 1684.]
Etching. 175 x 290mm, 7 x 11½". Repaired tears and creases on this extremely rare print.
Published in the first English edition of Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin's important work, 'The Bucaniers of America', first published in Amsterdam in 1678. A pirate himself, he could write about characters like Henry Morgan from first-hand experience, as he was in Morgan's band at the time of this attack on Panama on January. 28, 1671. 1,500 pirates took the city, but missed a treasure ship. Exquemelin returned to Amsterdam soon after, published this book and joined the Dutch Surgeons' Guild. However the wanderlust had not left him: in 1697 his name was on the muster-roll as a surgeon on a pirate ship in the pay of the French during their attack on Cartagena.
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