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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 .
Lisbon, Na Tipografia da Academia [Real das Sciencias], 1825. - 4°, mid-twentieth-century quarter tree sheep over marbled boards (slight wear at head of spine), flat spine gilt with two crimson leather lettering pieces, gilt letter, decorated endleaves. Woodcut device with arms of Real Academia das Sciencias on title page. Uncut. Overall 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 4 copies at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and one at Universidade de Coimbra. Copac locates copies at British Library and Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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