Asia. Bibliography of Portuguese Colonial History 16th-18th century

Map of Asia (1627). Authors Bertius; Danckerts; Tavernier. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. PORTUGUESE EMPIRE: ASIA ASIA SOURCES: – Various Authors “Documantação Ultramarina Portuguesa” 8 vols., Centro de Estudos Históricos Ultramarinos, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1973,1975,1983, Lisboa, Portugal. – Various Authors “Livro das cidades e fortalezas que a coroa de Portugal tem nas partes da Índia ….”, CEHU 1960 Lisbon, Portugal – ...

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Architecture, Artillery, Numismatics, Furniture and Arts. Bibliography of Portuguese Colonial History 16th-18th century

Porta de Santiago, Portuguese fort (A Famosa), Malacca, Malaysia. Author T0lk. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. PORTUGUESE EMPIRE: ARCHITECTURE, ARTILLERY, FURNITURE AND ARTS, NUMISMATICS ARCHITECTURE: – Various Authors, “A arquitectura militar na expansão portuguesa ” 160 pp., Catálogo da Exposição, CNPCDP, 1994, Porto, Portugal. – Carita, Helder, “Arquitectura civil indo-portuguesa: génese e primeiros modelos”, in: “Oceanos” n°19-20, Sep/Dec. 1994 pp. 114-133 – Chaves, L. “Os monumentos ...

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Arabia, Persian Gulf. Bibliography of Portuguese Colonial History 16th-18th century

Map of Hormuz, Iran. Provost, A., L`Histoire Generale des Voyages, c. 1750.

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. PORTUGUESE EMPIRE: MIDDLE EAST ARABIA, PERSIAN GULF: – Al-Khalifa, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Khalid and Abahussain, Dr. Ali “Bahrain Through The Ages – Vol.2”, Historical Documents Centre, 1995, Bahrain 1 The Carmathians of Bahrain; 2 The Ayounis; 3 The Zenk and the Selgrids; 4 The Juboors; 5 The Portuguese; 6 The ...

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America. Bibliography of Portuguese Colonial History 16th-18th century

Map of Brazil in the Miller Atlas of 1519

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. PORTUGUESE EMPIRE: AMERICA NORTH AMERICA: – Silva, Manuel Luciano da, “Portuguese Pilgrims and Dighton Rock” 100 pp. Nelson D. Martins Editor, 1971, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA This book deals with the inscriptions of Dighton Rock. Index: Portuguese pilgrims and Dighton Rock; the known world in 1415; Prince Henry’s school of ...

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Africa. Bibliography of Portuguese Colonial History 16th-18th century

Africa Map (1689). Author van Schagen. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. PORTUGUESE EMPIRE: AFRICA AFRICA GENERAL: – Various Authors “Portugaliae Monumenta Africana” 500+608 pp. 2 vols., Casa da Moeda, 1993-1995, Lisbon, Portugal. – Fernandes, J. M. “Luís Benavente e as fortalezas de África (1956-1973)” In: “Oceanos” n° 28 Oct/Dec. 1996 pp. 41-52 – Madeira Santos, Maria Emília “Viagens de exploração ao ...

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The Dutch East India Company: VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie)

The Dutch East India Company (VOC) symbol it's still at the entrance gate of the Castle of Good Hope (Kasteel de Goede Hoop), Cape Town, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. In March 1594 some Dutch merchants founded a “Company of Far Lands” at Amsterdam. Their objective was to send two fleets to the East Indies. The first fleet of four ships reached Bantam and returned to the Netherlands in August 1597. Only three ships with a small cargo of pepper ...

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Map of Dutch settlements in Guyana and Suriname 1600-1750

Map of Dutch settlements in Guyana and Suriname 1600-1750. Author Marco Ramerini

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. Around 1600 Spain had occupied in the Caribbean four large islands: Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. These islands together with Mexico and Central America as far south as Guatemala formed the viceroyalty of New Spain. The Lesser Antilles were left unoccupied by Spain due to the ferocity of their ...

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Portuguese Empire: Africa, America and Asia maps

Map of the Portuguese settlements in Africa and America around 1600. Author Marco Ramerini

Written by Marco Ramerini Anywhere on the coasts of Asia, America and Africa you can find a fort, a church, a geographical name or a family name, reminiscent of Portugal. These are the remains of the first European country that explored the world in search of spices and souls. Afonso de Albuquerque’s dream was an infusion of Portuguese blood into ...

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Portuguese Fort at Bidyah in the United Arab Emirates

Trench F, Portuguese Fort, Bidyah, United Arab Emirates (photo © by Michele Ziolkowski)

Written by Marco Ramerini, Photos and Information by Michele Ziolkowski The town of Bidyah in the United Arab Emirates, is found midway along the coast between Fujairah and Dibba. According to the Portuguese souces, the Portuguese had in the area a fort called Libidia. A team consisting of Australian and local archaeologists excavated the area in 1999. The site of ...

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The Dutch in Formosa 1624-1662, 1664-1668

Fort Zeelandia (17th century), Formosa (Taiwan).

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. After the failed attempt to conquer Macao in 1622 the Dutch settled on the Pescadores islands (building a fort in Makung) between Formosa and China. In 1624 a Chinese attack compelled them to move on to nearby Formosa. They founded the castle of Zeelandia in 1624 on an island near ...

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