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Luis De Montoia, Frei."
Aforismos dascousas necessarias para. a concervaco da misade, e comercio do Imperio de Pegu. Aosor. vedor da fazenda, de sua Magestade. e de seu conselheiro. de estado.[Lisbon?, ca. 1690?]. Folio. Manuscript document in Portuguese. Disbound."
1599. [6], [2 blank] pp.A report giving advice on preserving the King of Portugal's territories in the Pegu (Bago) Empire in southern Burma, now part of Myanmar, and Portugal's trade and commerce there. The Portuguese conquered these territories in 1599/1600, with the city of Pegu as its capital, and kept a strong presence there even after the capital moved to Ava in 1634. Two notes on the back of the last page indicate that the document was copied from the papers of Fr Luis, meaning Frei Luis de Montoia. It includes information on the role of Felipe Mascarenhas, Governor of Ceylon 1630-1631 & 1640-1645, who was in Pegu in the 1630s and was to serve as Viceroy of Portuguese India 1645-1651.Two wormholes at the foot of the first leaf, not affecting any text, otherwise in very good condition."
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