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The Golden Age of Piracy is a common designation given to usually one or more outbursts of piracy in the maritime history of the early modern period. In its broadest accepted definition, the Golden Age of Piracy spans the 1650s to the late 1720s and covers three major separate outbursts of piracy:

(1) The buccaneering period of approximately 1650 to 1680, characterized by Anglo-French seamen based on Jamaica and Tortuga attacking Spanish colonies and shipping in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific.

(2) The Pirate Round of the 1690s, associated with long-distance voyages from the Americas to rob Muslim and East India Company targets in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea.

(3) The post-Spanish Succession period extending from 1716 to 1726, when Anglo-American sailors and privateers left unemployed by the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, turned en masse to piracy in the Caribbean, the North American eastern seaboard, the West African coast, and the Indian Ocean Narrower definitions of the Golden Age sometimes exclude the first or second periods, but most include at least some portion of the third. The modern conception of pirates as depicted in popular culture is derived largely, although not always accurately, from the Golden Age of Piracy.

Factors contributing to piracy during the Golden Age included the rise in quantities of valuable cargoes being shipped to Europe over vast ocean areas, reduced European navies in certain regions, the training and experience that many sailors had gained in European navies (particularly the Royal Navy), and ineffective government in European overseas colonies. The colonial powers at the time constantly fought with pirates and engaged in several notable battles and other related events.

Available Books

Book Title Date
Golden Age of Piracy - A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies 1690
Golden Age of Piracy - A General History of Pyrates Vol. I A General History of Pyrates Vol. I 1724
Golden Age of Piracy - A General History of Pyrates Vol. II A General History of Pyrates Vol. II 1724
Golden Age of Piracy - A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America 1699
Golden Age of Piracy - An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Late John Gow An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Late John Gow 1725
Golden Age of Piracy - Articles Exhibited Against Lord Archibald Hamilton Articles Exhibited Against Lord Archibald Hamilton 1717
Golden Age of Piracy - Blackbeard, Buccaneer Blackbeard, Buccaneer 1922
Golden Age of Piracy - Bucaniers of America Vol. I Bucaniers of America Vol. I 1684
Golden Age of Piracy - Bucaniers of America Vol. II Bucaniers of America Vol. II 1685
Golden Age of Piracy - Buccaneers and Pirates of our Coasts Buccaneers and Pirates of our Coasts 1898
Golden Age of Piracy - Captain William Kidd, and Others of the 
Pirates Captain William Kidd, and Others of the Pirates 1874
Golden Age of Piracy - Cosmographie Universelle Cosmographie Universelle 1555
Golden Age of Piracy - Daring Deeds of Famous Pirates Daring Deeds of Famous Pirates 1917
Golden Age of Piracy - De Americaensche Zee-Roovers De Americaensche Zee-Roovers 1678
Golden Age of Piracy - Die Americanische See-Rauber Die Americanische See-Rauber 1679
Golden Age of Piracy - Histoire des Avanturiers Vol. I Histoire des Avanturiers Vol. I 1686
Golden Age of Piracy - Histoire des Avanturiers Vol. II Histoire des Avanturiers Vol. II 1686
Golden Age of Piracy - Instructions to the Living, from the Condition of the Dead Instructions to the Living, from the Condition of the Dead 1717
Golden Age of Piracy - Old Panama and Castilla del Oro Old Panama and Castilla del Oro 1911
Golden Age of Piracy - Piratas de la America Piratas de la America 1681
Golden Age of Piracy - Proclamation for Apprehending Henry Every Proclamation for Apprehending Henry Every 1696
Golden Age of Piracy - Proclamation for Suppressing of Pirates and Privateers in America Proclamation for Suppressing of Pirates and Privateers in America 1688
Golden Age of Piracy - Reasons for Reducing the Pyrates at Madagascar Reasons for Reducing the Pyrates at Madagascar 1704
Golden Age of Piracy - Story of the Barbary Corsairs Story of the Barbary Corsairs 1890
Golden Age of Piracy - The Book of Buried Treasure The Book of Buried Treasure 1911
Golden Age of Piracy - The King of Pirates The King of Pirates 1720
Golden Age of Piracy - The Pirates of Panama The Pirates of Panama 1914
Golden Age of Piracy - The Real Captain Kidd; a Vindication The Real Captain Kidd; a Vindication 1911
Golden Age of Piracy - The Sea: It's Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril & Heroism Vols. 1 & 2 The Sea: It's Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril & Heroism Vols. 1 & 2 1880
Golden Age of Piracy - The Sea: It's Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril & Heroism Vols. 3 & 4 The Sea: It's Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril & Heroism Vols. 3 & 4 1880
Golden Age of Piracy - The Tryals of Captain John Rackam and other Pirates The Tryals of Captain John Rackam and other Pirates 1721
Golden Age of Piracy - The Tryals of Major Stede Bonnet The Tryals of Major Stede Bonnet 1719
Golden Age of Piracy - The Voyages and Adventures of Capt. Barth. Sharp and Others The Voyages and Adventures of Capt. Barth. Sharp and Others 1684

Images

Image Name
57) Malaya, Sumatra
Title Page & Introduction
Cathedral of Panama
Terre australe I
Terre australe IV
48) Part of the Coast of Malabar, Ceiloan
27) Guzarat, India [II]
Galley Slaves
4) Lagao
Afrique orientale I
The Portuguese captain cutting away the bag of moidores
81) Sumatra, Banca [II]
78) Sumatra, Sunda Straghts, Java
76) Sumatra, Sunda Straghts
Ruined Church of Santo Domingo, Panama
Terre du Perou I
Royaume de Ginganton
Book Display
A Fierce Duel
Table of Contents Q-S
Morgan commanded the religious men and women to place the ladders against the walls
John Gardiner's sworn statement of the goods and treasure left with him by Kidd
Front Cover
Framework of an
Terre australe III
Carousing at Old Calabar River
Battle of Old Panama
66) China
Gatun on the Chagres, in 1907
Treasure-seekers' Camp at Cape Vidal on African Coast
69) Chekiang, China, Formosa
Troisieme Projection
60) Bancosey, Siam, Cambodia, Siompa
61) Cambodia, China, Siompa
They hanged him on a tree
30) Bombahem Island, Island of Saltset, Coronia
39) Cuchin
23) Persia, Guzarat
Back Cover
Pourtour de la mer noire
Title Page
Title Page
62) Quinam, Aynam
Basalt tool
17) A Description of Asabb Bay, the Red Sea
49) Ceiloan, Coramandel
Statement of Edward Davis, who sailed home with Kidd, concerning the landing of the treasure and goods
Europe septentrionale et Groenland I
Gibbs and Wansley burying the treasure
Terre australe IX
Terre du Perou II
67) Formosa [I]
Surveying for the Panama Railroad
Afrique occidentale II
59) Malaya
Bronze statue of Columbus on Cristobal Point
Decorated vase from Indian graves
82) Java [I]
Lima Cathedral
Treasure-seekers digging on Cocos Island
87) Celebes, Java
Ruins of the Castle of San Lorenzo
Chagres River near Gorgona
Table of Contents G-H
Bellin's map of the Isthmus, 1754
Stone cannon balls and breech-block of a breech-loading gun fished up from the wreck of the Florencia galleon
Afrique meridionale
64) Cantan, Formosa, Luconia
21) Persia, Arabia, Felix [III]
Table of Contents D-F
33) Isle Coronia, India
Atlantique sud
Floride, Terre-Neuve et Labrador
Sea-wall of Panama at low tide
68) Formosa [II]
Afrique occidentale I
Cannon of the treasure galleons recovered by Pino from the bottom of Vigo Bay
An
Duart Castle, chief stronghold of the MacLeans
Spine
Terre du Perou III
Ardnamurchan Castle, seat of the MacIans and the MacDonalds
25) Busseen, Vingerle, Malabar, Rojapore
Mer de l'Inde orientale II
Map of Central America and the West Indies
Neuve Espagne III
Grande et Petite Jave I
Mer des Antilles
Diving to find the treasure galleon in Tobermory Bay
94) China, Siompa
91) Paragoa, Mindoro Island, Luconia
83) Java [II]
Inde orientale
Attacking a Pirate Stronghold
Golden figures from the guacas of Chiriqui
75) Java, Sumatra

Maps

Map Name
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bombay (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre-Neuve, Europe et Barbarie (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre australe [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cantan, Formosa, Luconia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Saltset Island, Bombay Island, Coronia (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Cinquieme Projection (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Neuve Espagne [III] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabian Shore (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Troisieme Projection (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [I] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre australe [III] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique orientale [II] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe meridionale et orientale (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Formosa [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique du Nord-ouest (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre du Perou [I] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre de Floride - Partie de la mer oceanne (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Neuve Espagne [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Tonquin, Qunacy, Aynam (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Pegu (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Rojapore (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Mediterranee orientale et Moyen-Orient (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Atlantique sud (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Partie des canibales (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Inde orientale (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Chekiang, China, Formosa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes Island (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Quatrieme Projection (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Mer de l'Inde orientale [II] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [III] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Neuve Espagne [II] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Malaya (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Pourtour de la mer noire [II] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, Arabian Felix, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo, Celebes (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Magadoxa, Melinde, Mombaza, Quiloa (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe septentrionale et Groenland [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malaya, Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bisnagar [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mohilla, Mayolla, Joanna (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Paragoa, Mindoro Island, Luconia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo, Paragoa, Isle of Mindoro (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Ocean indien et mer rouge (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Sunda Straghts (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java, Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabia, Felix (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - China (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Martaban (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique meridionale (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe meridionale et Afrique du nord-ouest [II] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cambodia, China, Siompa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Isle Coronia, India (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe centrale et meridionale (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabia Felix, Aden, Doara (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [III] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Defaite de Databalipa (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca, Borneo, Succadana (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Sixieme Projection (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Part of the Coast of Malabar, Ceiloan (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Mer rouge et golfe persique (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Busseen, Vingerle, Malabar, Rojapore (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bengall, Bay of Bengall (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique occidentale [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Orixa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Lagao (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre du Perou [III] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique orientale [I] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre du Perou [II] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Japan, Cikoko, Tanaxima (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Grande et Petite Jave [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe meridionale et Afrique du nord-ouest [I] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe occidentale (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Guzarat, India [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre australe [VIII] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Monomotapa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Java (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Mer de l'Inde orientale [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - A Description of Asabb Bay, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Straghts of Sunda, Java (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Deuxieme Projection (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Magadoxa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Quinam, Aynam (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Mer de l'Inde orientale et des Moluques (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Luconia (1690)

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