HIERONYMI OSORII, LUSITANI, SILVENSIS IN ALGARBIIS EPISCOPI, DE REBUS; EMMANUELIS, LUSITANIAE REGIS INVICTISSIMI, VIRTUTE ET AUSPICIO, ANNIS SEX AC VIGINTI, DOMI FORISQ, GESTIS, LIBRI DUODECIM....

Cologne: Arnold Mylius, 1586. 50,[2],368,[19] leaves. Later half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Light tanning, some light dampstaining; some leaves heavily tanned. Very good. Item #WRCAM47458

The sixth edition of Osorio's history of Portugal during the reign of King Manuel I (1495-1521). Osorio records the exploits of the great Portuguese explorers such as Cortereal, Vasco de Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and de Lemes. There is much material about the eastern shores of South America (present-day Brazil) as well as the coasts of Africa and the East Indies. This edition contains the dedicatory epistle by Joannes Metellus describing Portuguese and Spanish explorations in the East Indies. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 586/56. BORBA DE MORAES, p.638. SABIN 57804.

Price: $750.00