English Shipping in the Brazil Trade, 1640-65

By C.R. Boxer, published August 1951


English trade in Brazil can be traced as far back as 1530. The long coastline of Brazil was sparsely populated and poorly guarded during the sixteenth century, so the evasion of regulations was both easy and profitable. The principal exports from England to Brazil were linen and woollen goods, looking glasses, hardware, haberdashery and all kinds of small wares.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | English Civil War | Dutch Wars | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Logistics | Merchant Marines | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Strategy & Diplomacy

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