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Despeza que fez v. Sr. D. Jozé de Menezes com seu cazamento na jornada a Viena, joyas, e concerto da caza, e os dias da sua chegada." Manuscript on paper, in Portuguese.
, , @Signed at Lisbon, 23 January 1746. - Written in ink, in a large, legible hand. 8 leaves, with 9 pp. of text. Folio (36 x 24.9 cm.), stitched; outside blanks (somewhat soiled) serve as wrappers. First (blank) leaf detached; internally fine. Overall in very good condition. ---- Records the expenses incurred by D. José de Menezes during his trip to Vienna in 1743 to marry D. Luiza Gonzaga, Countess of Rappach. Travel expenses are listed as well as expenditures for a portrait of himself and (among other items) for diamonds, furniture, cloth, tailors, silverware, plates and chocolate. The entries vary in quality; some include names of sellers. The sellers are more likely agents and middlemen than the actual purveyors of the products; on p. 8 are mentioned Avram and David Fernandes Nunes in Holland, almost surely exiled Portuguese Jews. The document is signed at the end by D. Diogo de Menezes y Tavora and Francisco de Mello.The Menezes family had close ties with Austria. D. José's father, D. Diogo de Menezes e Tavora (Morgado de Valada na Ordem de Christo, Alcaide mor de Silves, Veador da Casa da Rainha D. Maria Anna and her Estribeiro mor) married an Austrian lady-in-waiting of D. João V's queen, D. Maria Anna of Austria. D. José was the second child and eldest son, born in 1713. When he returned to Portugal after his wedding, his wife became a lady-in-waiting to the queen.---- On the Menezes family, see Sousa, @História genealógica da casa real portuguesa XI, 138-41. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
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