PORTUGUESE RULE OF THE GOLD COAST, 1469-1682
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: John Vogt
The first comprehensive history of Portuguese Mina and the trading station of Sao Jorge for the period. Portuguese Mina not only provided the greatest source of gold specie in all of Europe's possessions overseas, it was the prime source of royal revenue for the Portuguese monarchs until the opening of eastern commerce in 1499. The greatest figures of Portuguese exploration and discovery had direct association with the Mina trade, Vasco Da Gama, Bartholomew Dias, Nicolao Coelho, etc, as well as Christopher Columbus. Atlanta, 1979, 1st Ed. (ndc) 266 Pgs., HB.