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Huma viagem de duas mil legoas … extraida de Revista Lisbonense … por Felipe Nery Xavier.

BARBUDA, Claudio LaGrange Monteiro de.

  • Publisher: Nova Goa, Imprensa Nacional, 1848.
Nova Goa, Imprensa Nacional, 1848.. FIRST and ONLY EDITION. 4°, contemporary navy quarter morocco over marbled boards (some wear, especially to corners and near head of spine), flat spine with gilt fillets and lettering, marbled endleaves. Internally fine. Overall in good to very good condition. xiii, 99, (1), 136, 104 pp. [first 2 pp. of final section are a folding leaf; includes 5-6 bis]. *** First and only edition in book form; the work had previously appeared serially in the Revista universal lisbonense. In 1839 Lagrange travelled from Lisbon to Goa via Gibraltar, the east coast of Spain, Marseilles, Malta, Alexandria, Cairo, the Suez, the Red Sea, Aden and Bombay. This account includes comments on government, notable landmarks, geography and literature. Following the main text is a 136-page dictionary of place names along the route and persons and events related thereto: e.g., Fernão Mendes Pinto (p. 38), Companhia das Indias (pp. 26-27), Rafael Bluteau (p. 12), pyramids (pp. 110-13). The final section contains geographic, demographic, commercial, and political statistics for Portuguese India, as well as tables of distances, weights and measures, duties, coinage, etc. for India as compared to Brazil and Europe. Claudio Lagrange Monteiro de Barbuda (1803-1845), a native of Setubal, was a captain in the Corps of Engineers. In 1839 he was named secretary-general of Portuguese India. *** Innocêncio II, 78: without collation; on the author, see also IX, 74. Gonçalves, Síntese bibliográfica de Goa 293. Not in Scholberg, Bibliography of Goa and the Portuguese in India; cf. CD28. Not in Palha. Not in Hilmy, Literature of Egypt. Not in Kalfatovic, Nile Notes of a Howadji. For other works by the author, see Carvalho, Dicionário bibliografico militar portugues I, 156. Catálogo dos livros opúsculos e manuscritos pertencentes à Biblioteca Nacional de Nova Goa (1907), p. 25. Porbase locates two copies: one in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, the other in the Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical. Jisc repeats British Library only. NUC: DLC, CU.

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