5 April 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, Afonso de (1453-1515). Commentarios do grande Afonso Dalboquerque, capitão geral que foi das Indias Orientaes em tempo do muito poderoso rey D. Manuel, o primeiro deste nome. Lisbon: Regia Officina Typografica, 1774.
4 volumes, 8° (166 x 103 mm). Half-title and engraved frontispiece portrait in vol. 1; engraved folding map in vol. 4. Early 19th-century nineteenth-century Portuguese mottled sheep gilt, covers with gilt-tooled borders, spines elaborately gilt-decorated, red and green morocco lettering pieces.
Afonso de Albuquerque, the second Viceroy of India, was the founder of the Portuguese Empire in the East. His accounts of his travels were first published in 1557. A revised edition (“novamente emendados & acrescentados”) appeared in 1576.
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