History / History -European & World . / The Funnel of Gold by Mendel Peterson Mendel Peterson Little, Brown & Co, Boston 1975 first edition: signed by author and inscribed "to Mr F C Searles  with best wishes:"   tan coloured hardcover with brown lettering  to darker spine: decorative dust jacket: approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches tall: 481 pages including index: black and white  illustrations and maps. Synopsis:  A scholarly, detailed and comprehensively illustrated account of  Spain's monopolisation of the New World, and extraction of treasure from the Caribbean Basin.  1492 -- c.1750.   Including quotes  from contemporary Spanish documents, original accounts,  correspondence, and using the actual words of  participants involved, the author recounts the voyages and discoveries  of Roderigo, Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Hernando Cortes etc.; and Spain's consequent acquisition of territory  and  wealth. The voyages of the Spanish Treasure Fleets,  the obstacles encounted - coral reefs, hurricanes, primitive navigation, cumbersome vessels,  virulent diseases, pirates including Blackbeard, and adventurers including Francis Drake and Piet Heyn- are set against the  historical background; and the text is supplemented by more than 140 illustrations and four maps. Condition: Dust Jacket edges slightly rubbed  clean, firm and collectable. used books
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  • Book Title: The Funnel of Gold
  • Author: Mendel Peterson
  • ISBN: 0316703001
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Co.
  • Year Published: 1975
  • Our Normal Price: £49.50 GBP ($61.88 USD)
  • 10% Discounted Price: £44.55 GBP ($55.69 USD)
  • Description: Little, Brown & Co, Boston 1975 first edition: signed by author and inscribed "to Mr F C Searles with best wishes:" tan coloured hardcover with brown lettering to darker spine: decorative dust jacket: approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches tall: 481 pages including index: black and white illustrations and maps. Synopsis: A scholarly, detailed and comprehensively illustrated account of Spain's monopolisation of the New World, and extraction of treasure from the Caribbean Basin. 1492 -- c.1750. Including quotes from contemporary Spanish documents, original accounts, correspondence, and using the actual words of participants involved, the author recounts the voyages and discoveries of Roderigo, Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Hernando Cortes etc.; and Spain's consequent acquisition of territory and wealth. The voyages of the Spanish Treasure Fleets, the obstacles encounted - coral reefs, hurricanes, primitive navigation, cumbersome vessels, virulent diseases, pirates including Blackbeard, and adventurers including Francis Drake and Piet Heyn- are set against the historical background; and the text is supplemented by more than 140 illustrations and four maps. Condition: Dust Jacket edges slightly rubbed clean, firm and collectable.
  • Condition: Collectable- Very Good
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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