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Portos do Brasil 1822-1922. Texto e atlas. Rio de Janeiro, Norte (vol. 1) and Castro, Mendonça & Cia. (vol. 2), 1922 and 1923.
1822. 2 vol. in 1. Ed. By Ministerio da Viação e Obras Publicas. Inspectoria Federal de Portos, Rios e Canaes. With 30 mostly multi-folded maps, whereof 24 coloured in blue and partly in red. 4to. [1 leaf, title page r], [I-III nn, toc, empty, preface]-IX, p. [2-5 nn] 6-338 [6 nn]; [1 leaf, title r], 30 plates. Original publisher's dark green leather covers on card boards, padded with woolen material, with gilt vignette and title printing, new black cloth spine with tipped-on original gilt edged spine label, as well as extravangantly patterned, silver-coloured end papers. First edition of this comprehensive documentation about 18 Brazilian ports, published by occasion of 100 years of Brazilian independence by the state ministry of public transport and construction and edited under surveillance of the technical director of its Naval Department, civil engineer Alfredo Lisboa. This unique publication covers detailed historical descriptions, statistical accounts and large scaled maps of the ports of Amarração, Aracajú, Bahia, Belém do Pará, Ceará, Corumbá, Jaraguá, Manáos, Natal, Parahyba, Paranaguá, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, S. Luiz do Maranhão, Santa Catharina, Santos and Victoria as well as their surroundings. Attached: Lisboa, Alfredo, red: Portos do Brasil. 2.a edição. Revista e muito ampliada. Atlas. With 38 plates, where of 32 folded. Rio de Janeiro 1927. Oblong 2to. [1 leaf, title page r], [1 leaf, toc r], 38 plates. Original publisher's grey paper back with new black cloth spine as well as black and red title vignette and title printing. - Includes additional maps of Laguna, Fortaleza, Guanabara, Itajahy, Porto Alegre, S. Franciso do Sul and others.- Ex-library copies of the Vienna University of Economics with stamps and remarks at title page recto and verso as well as title page of 2nd edition recto and verso. Paper slightly time stained, some cuts foxy, some pages very slighly dog-eared and worn at corners, otherwise solid copies of this rare items indeed. I could trace only two library holdings for the 1st edition worldwide according to OCLC (Syracuse, Library of Vienna University of Economics).
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