[Algerian piracy]. Copia de una carta que un cavallero, que va embarcado en la Patrona Real, ha escrito a un cavallero desta ciudad, dandole aviso de como en la costa de Cataluna, en el Cabo de Begur descubrieron un vaxel de Turcos [...].

(Barcelona, Estevan Liberos, 1623).

4to. (3) pp., final blank page. With woodcut illustration on the title-page. Sewn.

 1,400.00

Scarce account of a naval battle in the Mediterranean that took place near Cap de Begur (Catalonia) between a Spanish vessel and a ship of corsairs from Algiers in April 1623. The latter, carrying "50 Turcs, 4 captured Christians, a black Moorish woman, and a Mallorcan renegade", went up in flames. Allegedly the copy of a letter by a soldier of the Spanish Armada. The illustration shows the Ottoman vessel features 11 sailors at the helms wearing turbans.

Slightly dampstained. Near-contemporary foliation in ink (137-138), suggesting the work was originally part of a larger volume.

Palau 61131. Not in OCLC.

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