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FREIRE, Antonio de Oliveira

Descripçam Corografica do Reyno de Portugal, que contem huma exacta relaçam de sua Provincias, Comarcas, Cidades, Villas, Freguezias, montes, rios, portos com a sua situaçaõ, extensaõ, e limites, a qualidade de cada paiz, as fortalezas, o numero, costumes, e commercio dos seus habitantes, as principaes dignidades Ecclesiasticas, os titulos honorificos de sua Nobreza, a serie, e acçoens mais famosas de seus Reys, e tudo o mais memoravel desta antiga, e illustre Monarchia.  

£120

Lisbon, Na Oficina de Bernardo Antonio de Oliveira, 1755.

Description

8vo.  (4) ff., 168 pp.  Contemporary calf.   Ownership stamp on title p., some manuscript annotations, tiny wormhole in lower margin of pp. (1)-48 not affecting text, short tear repaired in pp. 13/14 & 129/130.   

The author traces the geography and history of Portugal from its earliest times to the mid-18th century, and encourages agriculture, rather than commercial activities.   The description of Lisbon, just before the earthquake, occupies pp. 74-111.   Innocêncio believed that the author’s name was a pseudonym and that the work was written by Vicente Maria, a Spaniard.   This is the second edition, the work having first appeared in 1739.

Innocêncio I, 215 & VII, 433.  

 

01584

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