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LOUREIRO, Manoel José Gomes

Memorias dos estabelecimentos portuguezes a l’este do Cabo da Boa Esperança, pelo Conselheiro . . . que servio no extincto Conselho Ultramarino.


Lisbon, Na Typographia de Filippe Nery, 1835.


Small 4to.  (3)-vii, (1 blank) p., 469, (1) pp., (1) f. (with errors in pagination).  With 4 folding tables.  Contemporary wrappers (spine worn).   Copy mostly unopened.   Faint water-staining in top margins.

A mine of information for administrative and financial matters in early 19th century Portuguese India, containing details and accounts of institutions and organizations.   The author was a judge in Mozambique from 1798 and in Goa from 1802, where he later served as a customs official and as procurator fiscal, latterly under the energetic rule of the Viceroy, Bernardo José de Lorena, Conde de Sarzedas.   He returned to Portugal in 1812.   The folding tables show the municipal expenses for 1805 of the island and territory of Goa, the accounts for both the State and Military Hospitals, and the accounts of the religious orders of Portuguese India, including Mozambique and Macao.

Innocêncio VI, 26.   Welsh 5817.   De Silva, The Portuguese in Asia, 786.    Not in Scholberg, Bibliography of Goa & the Portuguese in India.  



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