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BOCARRO (António). DECADA 13 da Historia da India. Lisboa. 1876.

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BOCARRO (António)
DECADA 13 da Historia da India. Publicada de ordem da Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicas e Bellas-Letras da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa e sob a Direcção de Rodrigo José de Lima Felner. Lisboa: Typographia da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1876.

2 v., XXIV, 808 pp.; 300 mm.

First edition. António Bocarro (1594-1642?) was a high official in Portuguese India. General chronicler of India and chief guard of the Torre do Tombo in Goa, a position in which he advanced the archival work, paralyzed since the death of Diogo do Couto. As a chronicler, he wrote the continuation of the Barros and Couto Decades, until 1617, and only in this edition were published, also leaving a description of the Portuguese fortresses and lands in the East, including some in East Africa. Rare.