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MACEDO, Antonio Sousa de

Carta que a un señor de la Corte de Inglaterra Escriviò . . Oydor de la Chancelaria de la ciudad de Porto, Secretaria de la Embaxada del Serenissimo Don Juan Rey de Portugal, al Serenissimo Carlos Rey de la gran Bretaña.  Sobre el manifiesto, que por parte del Rey de Castilla publicó su chronista D. Joseph Pellizer.

£400

Lisbon, Lourenço de Anveres, 1641.

Description

Small 4to.  (2), 14 ff.  With vignette on title p.  Quarter calf.   Some page numbers just shaved.

The uprising against Spain of 1 December 1640 led to an outburst of Portuguese nationalism and a determination to preserve the country’s independence.   As a loyal servant of the recently acclaimed king of Portugal, D. João IV, Sousa de Macedo objected to the calumnies invented by the Spaniards against the Portuguese, and their arrogant behaviour, and wrote an account of the unhappy situation in Portugal.   He served as Secretary in the Portuguese embassy in London and was a personal friend of King Charles I. 

Innocêncio I, 277.   Palau 320855.   Azevedo-Samodães 3261     Palha 3010, “pièce estimée.”   García Peres p. 542.  

 

01300

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