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Memoria sobre as colonias de Portugal, situadas na costa occidental d'Africa, mandada ao governo pelo antigo governador e capitão general do reino de Angola, Antonio Saldanha da Gama, em 1814, precedida de um discurso preliminar, augmentada de alguns additamentos e notas, e dedicada, em signal de gratidão, aos eleitores do Circulo Eleitoral de Vianna do Minho, Pelo antigo ajudante d'ordens d'aquelle Governador. Luís António de Abreu e Lima, Conde de Carreira, ed.

GAMA, Antonio de Saldanha da, Conde de Porto Santo.

Published by Paris, Na Typographia de Casimir, 1839., 1839
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8°, later navy quarter leather with marbled boards (worn), flat spine with short author and title in gilt. In good condition. (2 ll.), 112 pp. *** Second and considerably augmented edition of a work first published in Belém earlier in 1839: pp. 1-54 and 93-112 contain completely new material. The author gives specific recommendations for improvements in the Portuguese colonies of Cabo Verde, Bissáo e Cacheu, S. Thomé e Principe and Angola and Benguella, so that when the slave trade ceases they will not be left without any means to achieve prosperity. Saldanha da Gama's tenure as Governor of Angola (1807-1810) was marked by improvements in agriculture, trade, education and exploration. He later became the Portuguese minister of Foreign Affairs, and was given the title Conde de Porto Santo.In contemporary manuscript on the title page (as an identification of the editor): "Louis Antonio de Abreu e Lima Conde de Carreira."*** Ramos, @A edição de língua portuguesa em França 375. Innocêncio I, 265: "poucos exemplares tenho visto." @Grande enciclopedia XXII, 701. Porbase locates two copies at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, one at Biblioteca Central da Marinha, and one at Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Cátolica Portuguesa. NUC: DLC, NcD, InU, NN. Bookseller Inventory # 23623

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Title: Memoria sobre as colonias de Portugal, ...

Publisher: Paris, Na Typographia de Casimir, 1839.

Publication Date: 1839

Binding: Hardcover

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