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[India] Pereira de Macedo, Francisco de Santo Agostinho
Vida del grande d. Lvis de Attayde, tercer Conde de Attogvia, y Virrey de la India dos vezes
1633. Madrid. Imprenta del Reino. 4to, (197 x 145 mm). 6 ff., 168 pp. Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink, some spot marks, else fine. Ownership inscription to title page slightly oxidized causing irrelevant loss, near contemporary manuscript note correcting the author's name, some spotting and leaves browned as expected for the paper used at the time in Spain.- Rare first and only edition of this biography of Don Luis de Ataide (1517-1581), Viceroy of Portuguese India twice, famous for his defense of India from the Muslim alliance, by the Jesuit Pereira de Macedo; Ataide served twice as Viceroy of India, the first from 1568 to 1571, and the second from 1578 to 1581, after his first reign, he was well-received by the court in Portugal as the defender of India, and died acting as Viceroy during his second reign, in Goa (1581). Before he had gained some fame fighting in Africa and for his participation in Esteban de Gama’s expedition to the Red Sea, where he was knighted in Mount Sinai; he was later sent to the court of Emperor Charles V and took part of his expedition against the Lutherans. During his second period as Viceroy, the battle of Alcazarquivir occurred, which sent Portugal into turmoil and political unrest following the death of the King Dom Sebastian, leaving no heirs and leading to the union of the Crown with Spain. “He was named viceroyat a critical period for the Portuguese authority in India. An alliance had been concluded by the Nizam, the Zamorin of Malabar, andthe Chief of Canara and Balagat, with a view by their combined f … [Click Below for Full Description]
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