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COSTA, Antonio Carvalho da.
Corografia portugueza e descripçam topografica do famoso Reyno de Portugal, com as noticias das fundações das cidades, villas, & lugares, que contém; varões illustres, genealogias das familias nobres, fundações de conventos, catalogos dos bispos, antiguidades, maravilhas de natureza, edificios, & outras curiosas observaçoens ….
Lisbon, Na Officina de Valentim da Costa Deslandes, 1706-1712.. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. Folio (29.7 x 20.1 cm.), contemporary speckled sheep (some minor wear, especially at extremities), spines gilt with raised bands in six compartments, crimson morocco lettering pieces in second compartments from head, gilt letter. Title-pages in red and black. Small woodcut arms of Portugal on title page of first and second volumes; third has Deslandes device with tree in urn and motto "Semper honore meo." Woodcut and typographical headpieces, woodcut tailpieces, woodcut initials. Occasional browning, especially at beginning of volume III; two tiny wormholes in margins of first 154 leaves of the same volume. A very good set. (8 ll.), 534 pp.; (4 ll.), 642 pp.; (8 ll.), 671 pp. *** FIRST EDITION. Carvalho da Costa (1650-1715), a native of Lisbon, also wrote on astronomy. This work, his most ambitious, is acknowledged to have the flaws of many contemporary histories, particularly in such matters as the accuracy of the genealogies given. Innocêncio nevertheless noted that it was "estimada e procurada dentro e fora do reino," and that it had been rare for some time. Listed are geographical features in Portugal (sorted by province and comarca), towns and cities, churches, monasteries, parishes, antiquities, architecture, agricultural produce, and notable families. Lisbon occupies volume III, pp. 339-664. *** Innocêncio I, 106. Barbosa Machado I, 233. Bibliotheca boxeriana 131. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 146. Xavier da Cunha, Impressões Deslandesianas, II, 828-30, 840, 990, 992. Palha 2 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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