O Tratado Anglo-Portuguez de 26 de Dezembro de 1878. O Sr. João de Andrade Corvo e Os povos da India Portugeza. Seguido da traducção do Bombay Abkary Act 1878 por Constancio Roque da Costa . . .
Margão, Na Typographia do “Ultramar,” 1879.
8vo. 48 pp. Original wrappers (worn). Unopened copy.
In this rare work the author studies the terms of the Bombay Abkari Act of 1878 which consolidated and amended the duties levied on the consumption of spirits and liquor in the district of Bombay treaty, and compares the systems of British and Portuguese colonization.
The Bombay Abkari Act of 1878 consolidated and amended the duties levied on the consumption of spirits and liquor in the district of Bombay. As a consequence and to combat smuggling, the Anglo-Portuguese Treaty, signed on 26 December 1878, granted the British Colonial authorities in Bombay the exclusive privilege of controlling the sale of alcohol and salt, and forbade the cultivation in and export of opium from the Portuguese dominions in India; a railway linking the Portuguese colony to British India would be built by the Western India Portuguese Guaranteed Railways Company, a British enterprise. The Portuguese government would receive 400,000 rupees per annum and the treaty would be valid for twelve years. In this rare work the author studies the terms of the treaty, compares the systems of British and Portuguese colonization, and rails against what he perceives as the Portuguese betrayal by João de Andrade Corvo, the Portuguese Minister of Agriculture. Constâncio Roque da Costa (1858-1934) was born in Goa and served as a Portuguese diplomat in Argentina and Uruguay, later becoming director-general of the Foreign Ministry. He was also a prolific journalist, promoting the interests of Portuguese India, to which he returned definitively in 1916. Presentation copy to Consº Anselmo José Braamcamp.
Aleixo Manuel da Costa, Literatura Goesa, p. 351. Not in Innocêncio or Scholberg, Bibliography of Goa & the Portuguese in India