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Relatorios e informações. Annexo ao Boletim Official. Anno de 1908.

MOZAMBIQUE].

Published by Lourenço Marques, Imprensa Nacional, 1908., 1908
Soft cover
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Large 8°, contemporary dark green quarter sheep over marbled boards (some wear and repairs to spine), smooth spine, gilt-lettered. Partly unopened. Traces of wrappers and marginal repair on title page. Paper flaws in margin of pp. 281-4, not affecting text. In very good condition. Early ink signature on title-page (illegible). 499, ii pp., (1 l. errata), 4 very large folding maps. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this collection of reports by civilian administrators in Mozambique, dealing with produce, disease, navigation, and relations with neighboring areas. Included are reports on German possessions in Africa and the Pacific; cotton and rubber; lighthouses (with detailed descriptions of sites and type of lights); mosquitos, flies, and the diseases they carry; the plague, beri-beri and scurvy; the port of Durban (South Africa); geography of the Lake Nyassa area and origin of the Inharrime River; the hut tax; and prohibition of the manufacture of alcohol by the indigenous population and the effect of such prohibition on indigenous emigration.The folding maps show proposed lighthouses on the coast, soundings in the Baixo de Pinda and in the Limpopo River, and isogonic lines in the bay of Lourenço Marques.This volume was the first in a series published from 1908 to 1911 and sporadically thereafter.In the wake of the Berlin Conference of 1884-85 and the humiliating British Ultimatum of 1890, the Portuguese became intent on making their presence felt within Angola and Mozambique by assigning civilian administrators, encouraging trade and industry, and sending expeditions into the unexplored areas far from the coast. Reports such as these (reprinted from the Boletim oficial) provide valuable sociological and ethnographic information on the state of the Portuguese colonies following the Scramble for Africa.*** Porbase lists a copy at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, with only 451 pp. and an unspecified number of folding maps. Bookseller Inventory # 22653

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Title: Relatorios e informações. Annexo ao Boletim ...

Publisher: Lourenço Marques, Imprensa Nacional, 1908.

Publication Date: 1908

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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