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Diario da viagem que em visita, e correição das povoações da Capitania de S. Joze do Rio Negro fez … no anno de 1774 e 1775 ….

SAMPAIO, Francisco Xavier Ribeiro de.

  • Publisher: Lisbon, Na Tipografia da Academia [Real das Sciencias], 1825.
Lisbon, Na Tipografia da Academia [Real das Sciencias], 1825.. FIRST and ONLY EDITION. 4°, mid-nineteenth-century plain beige wrappers. Woodcut device with arms of Real Academia das Sciencias on title page. Uncut, unopened. In fine condition. (2 ll.), 115 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this account of the Rio Negro captaincy in the upper Amazon (now the state of Amazonas, Brazil). Ribeiro de Sampaio (1741–ca. 1812) was Ouvidor and Intendente Geral of this area, and in this diary of his trip through it, gives details on its geography, hydrography, natural history, and civil and political history. He also describes the Indians who live there and discusses the existence of American Amazons and the Golden Lake. A very few copies contain two leaves of advertisements (pp. 117-20), which are not present here. *** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 764: does not mention advertisement at end. Innocêncio III, 95: mistakenly calling for 4 leaves at the front, and not mentioning the advertisement. JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books, 825/10 (no mention of the advertisements). Rodrigues 2097. Sabin 70794. Not in Palha. Not in Welsh or Greenlee Catalogue. Porbase locates four copies at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and one at Universidade de Coimbra. Jisc locates copies at British Library and Oxford University.

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