Lot

Livro

Pierre Moreau
Essential source book, of the greatest interest for the history of Brazil, Klare en Waarachtige Beschryving Van de leste Beroerten en Afval der Portugezen in Brasil; Daar in d‘oorsprong dezer zwarigheden en oorlogen klarelijk vertoont worden. Met de Reisbeschrijving van de zelve Schrijver naar Brasil, en de vreemdigheden, die hem daar in ontmoet zijn. Door J.H. Glazemaker vertaalt. With engraved map on title, and 4 half-page engravings in text. (8), 94 pp. First Dutch edition of this essential source book, of the greatest interest for Brazil. The original edition was published at Paris in 1651, as the "Histoire des derniers troubles du Brésil". The author, Pierre Moreau (died 1660) travelled extensively throughout Europe and in Belgrade was imprisoned and condemned to death on the gallows, but succeeded in obtaining a pardon. He later travelled to Holland where he lived for three years before sailing to Pernambuco in 1646, as secretary to the newly appointed governor of Brazil, Michiel van Goch. He stayed there for two years, taking notes of all he saw, and on returning to France published the "Histoire". The work contains interesting information on the beginning of the Dutch war, giving at the same time an vivid impression of the socio-economic aspect of life in Pernambuco under the Dutch occupation. First Dutch edition of this essential source book, of the greatest interest for Brazil. Good copy.- (Sl. browned). Asher 277 Muller 253 Sabin 50580 Bosch 115 Rodrigues 1711 Borba de Moreas p. 595 JCB p. 420 not in Tiele