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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 OceanNarrower 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
62) Quinam, Aynam
An
Interior of ruined Church, Old Panama
13) Arabia Felix, Aden, Doara
Front Cover
Europe septentrionale et Groenland II
Street in village of Taboga
The fire-ship sailing before the rest fell presently upon the great ship.
72) Japan, Cikoko, Tanaxima
Panciaco tells Balboa of the South Sea
33) Isle Coronia, India
Europe centrale et meridionale
28) The Riseing of the Land as it Appeareth to the Eye
A memorandum of Captain Kidd's treasure left on Gardiner's Island
Royaume de Ginganton
Stone cannon balls and breech-block of a breech-loading gun fished up from the wreck of the Florencia galleon
Terre australe V
Europe meridionale et orientale
Methods of manipulating the diving rod to find buried treasure [II]
Railroad bridge over the Chagres at Barbacoas
Table of Contents Q-S
Rose des vents
Columbus encounters great storms off Veragua
92) Borneo, Paragoa, Isle of Mindoro
55) Pegu
Statement of Edward Davis, who sailed home with Kidd, concerning the landing of the treasure and goods
Front Cover
Pourtour de la mer noire
An ancient map of Jamaica showing the haunts of the pirates and the track of the treasure galleons
Gibbs and Wansley burying the treasure
24) Guzarat, India [I]
35) Rojapore
Sea-wall of Panama at low tide
71) Xantung, Nanquin
Neuve Espagne III
Carousing at Old Calabar River
74) Sumatra
Table of Contents V-Z
The death of Black Beard
51) Bisnagar [II]
54) Bengall Bay, Aracam
1) Monomotapa [I]
Title Page
91) Paragoa, Mindoro Island, Luconia
22) Cong in Persia described, Bussora described (Euphrates River)
Table of Contents T
The Bombardment of Algiers
Columbus makes the egg stand on end
Table of Contents M
Permit issued by Sir William Phips as royal governor in which he uses the title
Back Cover
Duart Castle, chief stronghold of the MacLeans
Title Page
Framework of an
Inde orientale
38) Callicut
94) China, Siompa
2) Cape Bona Esperanca
18) Arabia, Felix
57) Malaya, Sumatra
Golden figures from the guacas of Chiriqui
Afrique occidentale I
61) Cambodia, China, Siompa
8) Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [II]
Terre australe II
66) China
Gallantry Against Odds
Terre-Neuve, Europe et Barbarie
64) Cantan, Formosa, Luconia
Cannon of the treasure galleons recovered by Pino from the bottom of Vigo Bay
Terre australe I
Table of Contents A-B
Basalt tool
Captain Morgan recruiting his forces
69) Chekiang, China, Formosa
Terre du Perou I
79) Sumatra, Straghts of Sunda, Java
Defeat of the Spanish Armada
John Gardiner's sworn statement of the goods and treasure left with him by Kidd
Cathedral of Panama
Grande et Petite Jave I
Partie des canibales
Ruined Church of Santo Domingo, Panama
Attacking a Pirate Stronghold
80) Sumatra, Banca [I]
Terre australe VII
The French pass or safe conduct paper found by Kidd in the ship Quedah Merchant
Europe meridionale et Afrique du nord-ouest II
Decorated vase from Indian graves
Map of Central America and the West Indies
Sir Walter Raleigh
Lacenta, chief of the Dariens, and retinue
26) Malabar
The Idle Apprentice goes to sea
60) Bancosey, Siam, Cambodia, Siompa
The Portuguese captain cutting away the bag of moidores

Maps

Map Name
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes, Ende, Tiimor (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes Island (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Orixa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Rojapore (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Formosa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Islands [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Orixa [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre du Perou [III] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Saltset Island, Bombay Island, Coronia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Tonquin, Qunacy, Aynam (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 - Arabian Shore (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe meridionale et Afrique du nord-ouest [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cambodia, China, Siompa (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Grande et Petite Jave [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - India (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Pegu (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Pourtour de la mer noire [II] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe septentrionale et Groenland [I] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique orientale [II] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Atlantique sud (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Neuve Espagne [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo, Paragoa, Isle of Mindoro (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre-Neuve, Europe et Barbarie (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Pourtour de la mer noire [I] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique orientale [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [I] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre australe [VI] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - China, Siompa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, Arabian Felix, the Red Sea (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique occidentale [II] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan, Coramandel (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Monomotapa [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Cinquieme Projection (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [III] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre australe [V] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Guzarat, India [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Malaya (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Mer de l'Inde orientale et des Moluques (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Magadoxa (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Royaume de Ginganton (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Neuve Espagne [III] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Floride, Canada et Labrador (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Guzarat, India [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cape Bona Esperanca (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malabar (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Part of the Coast of Malabar, Ceiloan (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Lagao (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe septentrionale et Groenland [II] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Troisieme Projection (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre australe [I] (1555)
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 - Bengall, Bay of Bengall (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Isle Coronia, India (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Sixieme Projection (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [II] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Defaite de Databalipa (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre australe [II] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malaya, Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
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 - Persia, Arabia, Felix [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Partie des canibales (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Chekiang, China, Formosa (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Deuxieme Projection (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, the Red Sea (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique meridionale (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Ocean indien et mer rouge (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Mer de l'Inde orientale [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Formosa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [I] (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Mer de l'Inde orientale [II] (1555)
Cosmographie Universelle - Europe occidentale (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bancosey, Siam, Cambodia, Siompa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - China (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Afrique occidentale [I] (1555)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bisnagar [II] (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 - Arabia Felix, Aden, Doara (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cantan, Formosa, Luconia (1690)
Cosmographie Universelle - Terre australe [VII] (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 - Xantung, Nanquin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - The Riseing of the Land as it Appeareth to the Eye (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Japan, Cikoko, Tanaxima (1690)

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