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Eclipse da lua Ottomana, ou relaçam individual da famosa batalha de Peter-varadin, em que as armas imperiaes em beneficio universal da Christandade, vencerão, & desbaratarão as forças do Imperio Ottomano.

MASCARENHAS, José Freire de Monterroyo].

Published by Lisbon, Na Officina de Pascoal da Sylva, 1716., 1716
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4°, disbound. Good to very good condition. 23 pp., 1 folding chart (reinforced at fold). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. At the Battle of Petrovaradin (or Peterwardein) on August 5, 1716, the Austrians under Prince Eugene of Savoy decisively defeated a considerably larger Ottoman force led by Grand Vizier Silahdar Damat Ali Pasha. It was one of the major engagements of the Austro-Turkish War of 1716-1718.This account, compiled from several others, gives an overview of events since the signing of the Treaty of Karlowitz, 1699, then describes the approach of Turkish forces, the first hostilities of the war, the disposition of troops, the course and aftermath of the battle, and subsequent celebrations in Vienna. At the time Petrovaradin was on the border of territory held by the Austrians; today it is in Vojvodina, Serbia.Prince Eugene of Savoy was one of the leading military figures of the day, famous for decisively defeating the Ottomans at the Battle of Zenta in 1697 (he was hailed by Catholics and Protestants as ?the savior of Christendom?) and for his partnership with the Duke of Marlborough at the battles of Blenheim (1704), Oudenarde (1708), and Malplaquet (1709). His reputation was consolidated by the victory at Petrovaradin and by his capture of Belgrade in 1717, which caused the Turks to sue for peace.The author (1670-1760?), a native of Lisbon, began his studies in Portugal and extended them for 10 years, beginning in 1693, by traveling throughout Europe to study its politics and languages. Back in Portugal, he served from 1704 to 1710 as a cavalry captain in the War of the Spanish Succession. When the war ended he began to publish the Gazeta de Lisboa, of which he remained editor for more than 40 years. He also published numerous pamphlets such as this one, on current events. The Eclipse is dedicated to D. Joseph Zignony, ambassador of Emperor Charles VI to the court of Portugal.*** Innocêncio IV, 343-53. Barbosa Machado II, 853. Coimbra, Miscelâneas 71, 368, 1950. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 313. Palha 4093. Ameal 1001. Porbase locates two copies at the Arquivo Nacional and seven (plus a microfilm) at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. NUC: MH (Palha copy), CtY. Bookseller Inventory # 21545

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Title: Eclipse da lua Ottomana, ou relaçam ...

Publisher: Lisbon, Na Officina de Pascoal da Sylva, 1716.

Publication Date: 1716

Edition: 1st Edition

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