Author Results for C.R. Boxer

Note: The Taking of the Madre de Deus, 1592

By C.R. Boxer

Having examined the Portuguese accounts of this incident, extra details are given about her trade and capture. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | High Middle Ages
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Moçambique Island as a Way-Station for Portuguese East-Indiamen

By C.R. Boxer

Despite its unhealthy climate, for three centuries the Island of Moçambique on the south-east coast of Africa was a customary point of call for Portuguese trading ships making the voyage to Goa in India. Although there was an alternative shorter route east of Madagascar, many ships called at Moçambique Island for supplies, and some overwintered […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Logistics | Merchant Marines

The Action Between Pater and Oquendo, 12 September 1631

By C.R. Boxer

This article makes use of sources not usually available to researchers in England, and describes the naval action between Pater and Oquendo of the coast of Brazil in which the Dutch West India Company attempted to conquer an empire in the South Atlantic. The combined forces of Spain and Portugal sailed under the experienced Don […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Popular Topics | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

The Action Between Pater and Oquendo, 12 September 1631

By C.R. Boxer

This article makes use of sources not usually available to researchers in England, and describes the naval action between Pater and Oquendo of the coast of Brazil in which the Dutch West India Company attempted to conquer an empire in the South Atlantic. The combined forces of Spain and Portugal sailed under the experienced Don […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

M.A. De Ruyter, 1607 – 1676

By C.R. Boxer

Seventeenth Century Dutch Admiral, Michiel Adrianszoon De Ruyter is regarded as one of history’s greatest Admirals and as a national hero of the Netherlands. Beginning life at sea as a cabin boy and ending his career a revered fleet commander during the Dutch Wars, he fought in over fifty sea battles (including the extraordinary raid […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | English Channel | Dutch Wars | North Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Caribbean | East India Company
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Biography | Merchant Marines

English Shipping in the Brazil Trade, 1640-65

By C.R. Boxer

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 […] Read More

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

Portuguese Roteiros, 1500-1700

By C.R. Boxer

The earliest extant Roteiro, a form of illustrated navigational guide, dates from 1506. As Portuguese sailors sailed to Brazil, around Africa and into the eastern seas, their new knowledge was documented in such works. The three examples produced by Dom Joaõ de Castro based on voyages between 1538 and 1541 set the standard for accuracy, […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

The Surprisal of Goa’s Bar

By C.R. Boxer

The article describes in detail the successful attempt of Holland to blockade Portuguese forces in Goa in 1639. Previous attempts to block access in or out of the entrepôt were unsuccessful, but the Governor General of Holland, Anthony Van Diemen was adamant on the enterprise, since that would help toward the universal domination of the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Strategy & Diplomacy

European Rivalry in the Indian Seas 1600-1700

By C.R. Boxer

The author reflects on the writings of Admiral Ballard, published in the 1925-6 Mariner’s Mirror. C.R. Boxer provides counter evidence to the previous articles, such as 1590-1600 was a time of high trade for Portuguese and Dutch merchants, whose trade also included Malacca, Macac and Japan and the other conflicts between the Portuguese, Dutch and […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies