An authentick and faithful history of that arch-pyrate Tulagee Angria.
With a curious Narrative of the Siege and taking of the Town and Fortress of Geriah, and the Destruction of his whole Naval Force, by Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive. To which is added, an account of his predecessors, the Angrias, who, for upwards of forty Years, have carried on their Depredations in the East-Indies: The Methods they took to obtain and preserve the Power of Sovereign Princes, and to be a Terror not only to the European Traders, but to the Great Mogul himself. Also A full Account of their Dominions, Forts, Harbours, and Forces by Sea and Land, and of the several Attempts made by this Nation to subdue them. In a letter to a merchant in London, from his brother, a factor at Bombay, who was present in the late Expedition.
London, Printed for J. Cooke, at the King's Arms in Great Turnstile, 1756
Kanhoji Angria was a Maratha Indian whose operations off the west coast of India developed into the most successful developed into the most successful pirate enterprise of his time. After Kanhoji's death in 1729, his son, Sumbhaji, became leader before his-half brother, Toolaji, took control in 1743. Toolaji led attacks on East India Company vessels including warships, before being captured by the British in 1755 and sent to prison. The Angria family are now seen as local heroes who stood up to the might of the British and the EIC.
First edition. 8vo, 72 pp., nineteenth century half morocco over marbled boards gilt, slightly rubbed, light edge wear, old light water stain at beginning and end, a very good copy.
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