Rodriguez de Saa e Menezes | Rebelion de Ceylan, 1681
Rodriguez de Saa e Menezes | Rebelion de Ceylan, 1681
Rodriguez de Saa e Menezes | Rebelion de Ceylan, 1681
Rodriguez de Saa e Menezes | Rebelion de Ceylan, 1681
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Rodriguez de Saa e Menezes | Rebelion de Ceylan, 1681

Estimate: 4,000 - 5,000 GBP

Rodriguez de Saa e Menezes | Rebelion de Ceylan, 1681

Estimate: 4,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:4,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

RODRIGUEZ DE SAA E MENEZES, JUAN

Rebelion de Ceylan y los progressos de su conquista en el gobierno de Constantino de Saa y Norona. Lisbon: Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello, 1681


FIRST EDITION, 4to (206 x 144mm.), decorative head-pieces, woodcut tailpieces, contemporary mottled sheep, a few leaves browned, minor worming, rubbed

A VERY RARE WORK. An important first-hand account of the battles of the Portuguese, against the Dutch and the natives in Ceylon during the first half of the seventeenth century. The Dutch, under admiral Spilberg, had landed on the east coast of the island in 1602 (some 100 years after the first arrival of the Portuguese) and induced the natives to help them in expelling the Portuguese. This was finally achieved in 1658. The present work deals with events occurring in 1623-1630 when the author's father, Constantino de Saa e Noronha, was governor.


LITERATURE:

Palau 274944


PROVENANCE:

Ownership stamp to title; ""L[ibro] de An[tonio] Roiz da Ascensaó: comprado em 20 de Jullo[Julio] al 1743. Alias da Pedro Roiz", inscription at end 

Condition Report

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