Alexandre Exquemelin’s first hand account of the life of a pirate in the Spanish Main is the source of much of today’s pirate lore. From Long. Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier): The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years Upon the Coasts. Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts.

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The Buccaneers of America 1 5 Apr 14, Most widely held works about A. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. Available to ship in days. Murder, torture, and disfigurement have never been so dry. Although he doesn’t cover the whole story – how could he? Born aboutit is likely that Exquemelin was a native of Harfleur, France, who on his return from buccaneering settled in Holland, possibly because he was a Huguenot.

Extremely rare real original edition of the classic of buccaneering books; only three copies in Dutch public collections. You won’t find your John Silver o Avast, dun’t yer get a’scared of a hist’ry book The Buccaneers of America Alexander O.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. The activities of these bands of plundering sea rovers olibier A cross between genuine privateers, commissioned to defend a country’s colonies and trade, and outright pirates, buccaneers were largely English, French, and Dutch adventurers who plied the waters among the Caribbean Islands and along the coasts of Central America, Venezuela, and Colombia more than years ago.

Please try your request again later. O Exquemelin 4 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. They burned palm leaves under his face, making it so sooty with smoke he did not look like a man, and they beat him violently. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Buccaneers of America.

O Exquenelin 12 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. L’Ollonai and Morgan feature prominently in this account, which is almost certainly one of the main sources for Captain Blood. This is definitely one of those cases where truth is stranger than fiction.

O Exquemelin Book 41 editions exxquemelin between and in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. I couldn’t put it down. Jul 24, Sergio rated it really liked it.

Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier)

It’s good a historical document rife with detail and description. It is a personal account alecandre “pirating” with the Pirates. A dialogue by one who was there. It’s a little repetitive, and though it’s about pages, it’s dense and a bit of a slow read.


Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin

It has sections taken from letters by important figures exxquemelin the time, quotes in both French and Spanish, and lots of detail into the lives of the native American Indians, often stuff that’s really interesting. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The activities of these bands of plundering sea rovers reached a peak in the second half of the seventeenth century, when this remarkable eyewitness account was first published Light rated it it was ok Shelves: It was this view of pirates as swashbuckling rebels that took hold in the popular imagination in the 17th century and retains its tremendous appeal today.

Exquemelin does not shrink from recounting the extreme cruelty of the buccaneers, often describing in grisly detail the tortures inflicted on the victims of pirate raids. He cried out that if they would let him go, he would take them to his sugar-mill, where they would find all his wealth and his slaves, but when they untied him he was unable to exquemflin.


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Shortly afterwards he returned to Europe and settled in Amsterdam where he qualified professionally as exqueemelin surgeon, his name appearing on the register of the Dutch Surgeons’ Guild.

Lists with This Book. O Exquemelin 54 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.