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    Portugal by CARY, John

    London: John Cary, 1813. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 11" x 9", sheet measures 16" x 12". In very good condition. John Cary (1754-1835) was a British cartographer and engraver. His highly detailed and accurate maps mark a turning point from the earlier emphasis on decoration toward a greater emphasis on information. This map is a fine example of Cary's work.


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    A History of Portugal by Livermore, H.V

    Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1947. First edition. Cloth. Spine sunned else very good. No dust jacket.. xvi, 502 pp. Illus. with 13 b/w plates and 7 maps. 8vo.


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    Fabled Shore: From the Pyrenees to Portugal by MACAULAY, Rose

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good. Third impression. 200pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Spine lightly faded, else very good, lacking the dustwrapper.


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    Spain and Portugal by THOMSON, John

    Edinburgh: J. & G. Menzies, 1815. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with beautiful original hand outline. Images measure 20.75" x 25.5". Nice map of the Iberian Peninsula including Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca. From Thomson's "General Atlas". Stain along right side of image, and very small abrasion south of Portugal.


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    Elska magazine issue (04) Lisbon Portugal; local boys + local stories by Campbell, Liam, editor and photographer

    Pawtucket, RI: Elska Magazine, 2019. Magazine. 152p., 6x8.25 inches, reissued, erotic nude and semi-nude color photos of young gay men, stories, attractive homophile magazine in trade paperback format, pictorial color wraps, new cover. Elska is a bi-monthly male photography, culture and travel publication. Each issue is shot in a different city with local boys and local stories, focusing on the beauty of imperfection and authenticity. It's part intellectual queer pin-up mag and part sexy anthropology journal, and it's totally made with love.


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    Royaume de Portugal by BONNE, Rigobert

    Paris, 1788. unbound. very good(+). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13.5" x 9 1/8". Nice map of Portugal including topographical features. Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was an mapmaker and engineer who served as Hydrographer to the King. Minor aging to edges.


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    Fabled Shore by Rose Macaulay

    Slight staining damage on covers. Slight foxing on edges Interior shows no signs of damage or graffiti. Next best offer available.


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    Portugal Agriable to Modern History by MOLL, Herman

    London. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand outline color. Image measures 10.25" x 7 7/8". Charming map of Portugal showing major routes, waterways, arch bishoprics, bishoprics and universities, circa 1731. Stain to lower left and a chip to lower right. Of German or Dutch origin, Herman Moll (c. 1654-1732) settled in London in the 1670's where he worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt. By the turn of the century, Moll became the foremost map publisher in England, where he produced Atlases and maps. As an engraver, cartographer, mapseller and globemaker he appealed to the public with his unusual views and vignettes. As the demand for his work was sustained, he issued many revised editions of his work.


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    Spain and Portugal by CAREY, Mathew

    Philadelphia: CAREY, Matthew, 1814. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13.25" x 16.5". Very nice map of the Iberian Peninsula including Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca as well as the tip of Africa. Minor aging in margins, crease to upper left corner. Mathew Carey (1760-1839) came from a family of publishers and book sellers based in Philadelphia.


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    Portuguese Studies Newsletter [11 Issues] by Wheeler, Douglas, ed

    [Durham, NH]: [International Conference Group on Portugal], 1987. First edition. Paper wrappers. Mostly fine copies.. 4to. First four issues stapled at corner. Nos. 1, 4, 7-12, 14-16.


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    Portugal by SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge)

    London: Charles Knight & Co, 1843. unbound. very good. J. & C. Walker. Map. Steel engraving with original color outline. Image measures 13.75" x 9.5". Classic map of Portugal showing geographical features and major routes. Minor aging along edges. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was formed in 1826 and published low cost maps with the goal of reaching a large market, while still maintaining high quality and precision.


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    A New Map of the Kingdom of Portugal Divided into its Provinces by CARY, John

    London: John Cary, 1811. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 18" x 20". Beautiful map of Portugal and part of Spain. Full original margins, slight mat burn along upper right edge, image unaffected. Small ink stains in bottom margin. John Cary (1754-1835) was a British cartographer and engraver. His highly detailed and accurate maps mark a turning point from the earlier emphasis on decoration toward a greater emphasis on information. This map is a fine example of Cary's work.


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    Bibliografia geral dos Açores: sequência do Dicionário bibliográfico português. Tomo I: A-Bo by Afonso, João

    Angra do Heroísmo: Secr. Regional da Educação e Cultura, 1985. First edition. Cloth. Some bumping to the edge else near fine in a like dust jacket.. 462 pp. 8vo.


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    A New Map of the Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal with their Principal Divisions by KITCHIN, Thomas

    London: Laurie & Whittle, 1797. unbound. very good. Map. Copper plate engraving with early hand outline. Image measures 18.5" x 25.5". Very detailed map of the Iberian Peninsula, including Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca. Small tear to left margin.


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    Angra by MANESSON-MALLET, Allain

    1683. Miniature view. Copper plate engraving. Sheet measures 8 1/4" x 5 3/4". Miniature birds eye view engraving of ships at battle in Angra harbor in Portugal. Allain Manesson-Mallet (1630-1706) advanced from his position of musket bearer under Louis XIV to eventually occupy the position of "maitre de mathematiques" to the French King. He was the author and engraver of "Description de L'Univers," a five-volume survey of the world that included maps of the ancient and modern world, star maps, illustrations of flora and fauna, and information on the customs, religion and government of the many nations included in the text. At the time, the text was the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind ever published. Intended to entertain its readers, Mallet's "Description" was a time capsule of the 17th-century world that captured and displayed it in all its splendor.


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    Corona Portugalliae cum ei affinibus Regnis Hispanicis... by ALLARD, Carel (1648-c. 1709)

    Amsterdam: Frederick De Wit, c. 1705. Corona Portugalliae cum ei affinibus Regnis Hispanicis WITH Exactissima et plane Nova Tabula, in qua summa cura delineate invetus Arragoniae Regissima et Navarrae, una cum Cataloniae Principatu; utque Galliae conterminis WITH Hispaniae utque Portugalliae WITH Curiosa Nova Tabula Complectens Regnum Valentiae et Murciae. 4 sheets, (21 1?8 x 24 ½ inches each). Fine engraved wall map of the Iberian peninsula, with SPLENDID ORIGINAL HAND COLOR IN FULL, the individual regions shown in different bold watercolors of pink, green, and yellow and HEIGHTENED WITH LIQUID GOLD, decorated with a fine compass rose pointing north with a GOLD-ENHANCED FLEUR-DE-LIS, explanatory text within a LARGE ARMORIAL CARTOUCHE, surrounded by a border of yellow wash (short marginal tear not affecting image, old central fold, slightly toned). A BRILLIANTLY HAND-COLORED wall map of Spain and Portugal in four sheets, with ELABORATE LIQUID GOLD HIGHLIGHTS, with explanatory text in both French and Dutch within a large cartouche, decorated with an a BRILLIANTLY COLORED COAT-OF-ARMS. The text is in two panels, French on the left and Dutch on the right, and is entitled "General Division of the Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal." It names the kingdom, principalities, and regions, and gives the major cities of each. Here, it tells us that Spain contains 11 kingdoms, 3 principalities, and the country of Estremadura. The 11 kingdoms are: Galicia, Leon, Old Castile, Navarro, Aragon, New Castile, Andalusia, Grenada, Valencia, Murcia, and the Islands of Majorca, Minorca, and Ibiza (as one). The principalities are Asturias, Biscay, and Catalonia. Portugal ("in which is included Algarve") is "divided in 5 principal parts" and listed in order from north to south: Entre Minho e Douro, Tra Los Montes, Beira, Estremadura Lisbon, and Alentejo. Allard was part of a family of map publishers that flourished in Amsterdam during the 17th century, publishing the work of the most illustrious mapmakers of the time, including Blaeu, Jansson, and Visscher. Carel Allard had perfected his style of engraving, and extended his skill beyond maps to engrave portraits of English royalty (in particular William and Mary) and other important subjects..


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    Archivo dos Açores. Publicação destinada a vulgarisação dos elemento indispensaveis para todos os ramos da Historia Açoriana. Volume Segundo.[Volume II only] by [Azores]

    Ponta Delgada: Instituto Universitário dos Açores, 1980. Reprint. Paper wrappers. A very good unopened (uncut) copy, minor shelfwear, light soiling to wrappers, foxing, mostly to fore edge.. 584 pp. 8vo. Reprodução Facsimilada pela Edição de 1880.


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    Atlas Geographico; del Reyno de Espana, e Islas Adyacentes. by LOPEZ, Tomas de Vargas Machuca (1730-1802)

    Madrid: Calle de Atocha, [ca 1770]. LOPEZ, Tomas de Vargas Machuca (1730-1802). Atlas Geographico; del Reyno de Espana, e Islas Adyacentes, con una Breve Description de sus Provincias. Dispuesto, para la utilidad publica. Madrid: Calle de Atocha frente a ls plazuela del Angel, No.1.qto.2o, [ca 1770]. 16mo., (4 4/8 x 3 2/8 inches). Double-page engraved allegorical title-page, engraved 'Prologo', general map of Spain, full-page circular map of Madrid with key printed in red and black, and 23 further double-page maps and views, most with original hand-colour in outline. Contemporary tree calf, the smooth spine gilt-ruled in compartments. First published in 1757 without the maps of Portugal, which reflect Spain's continued interest in conquering Portugal which in the 18th-century began in earnest with the invasion of 1762. This edition printed using the same, but altered, plates of the first edition: 3 - Espana Dividida [-] Madrid [-] Las Cercanias de Madrid 6 - Castilla la nueva.... 7 - Castilla la Vieja 8 - Leon 9 - Estremadura 10 - Andalucia 11 - Granada 12 - Murcia 13 - Valencia 14 - Galicia 15 - Principado de Asturias 16 - Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa, Alava y Rioja 17 - Navarra 18 - Aragon 19 - Cataluña 20 - Reyno de Mallorca 21 - El Reyno de Portugal Dividido en Provincias 22 - Vista de Lisboa, segun estaba antes deltemblor de tierra 23 - La Provincia de Estremadura Portuguesa 24 - La Provincia de Beyra 25 - La Provincia entre Duero é Miño 26 - La Provincia de Tras-los-Montes 27 - La provincia de Alemtejo y el Reyno de los Algarves Lopez was one of Spain's most reknowned cartographers. He spent his early years in Paris as the pupil of the great French cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, but in 1760 was recalled to Spain and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III, with the task of mapping all the different regions of Spain. In preparation for such a great task he sent out a questionnaire to parishes, asking them for information on their local area. These regional maps were intended to accompany his ambitious work "Diccionario Geográfico-Histórico de España", which was sadly never completed. The political union of the Crown of Portugal with the Spanish Crown, known as the Iberian Union, after the War of the Portuguese Succession, included all the Iberian Peninsula, the Spanish Empire and the Portuguese Empire, and lasted from 1580 to 1640. The joining of the two crowns deprived Portugal of a separate foreign policy, and Spain's enemies became Portugal's. When Philip II of Portugal (Philip III of Spain) died, he was succeeded by Philip III (and IV of Spain) who had a different approach on Portuguese issues. Taxes raised affected mainly the Portuguese merchants. The Portuguese nobility began to lose their influence, and government posts in Portugal were occupied by Spaniards. Ultimately, Philip III tried to make Portugal a royal province, and Portuguese nobles lost all of their power. The kingdom of Portugal from the restoration of the House of Braganza in 1640 until the end of the reign of the Marquis of Pombal in 1777 was in a period of transition, and a great temptation to the expansionist interests of Spain. In 1762 Spain declared war against Portugal, with disastrous results for Spain, and a victory for the Portuguese: the Spaniards would lose to the Portuguese nearly all the territory they had conquered during the conflict (Colonia do Sacramento was given back by the treaty of Paris, which ended the war, and Rio Grande do Sul would be retaken from the Spanish army during the undeclared war of 1763-1777) while Portugal retained all its conquests (Rio Negro Valley and Guapore’s right bank/Mato Grosso). Palau 140277; Phillips, Atlases 3132; Shirley, British Library T.LOP-1b. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.


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    Fabled Shore. by Macaulay, Rose

    hardback. Fine. From the Pyrenees to Portugal. Illustrated. 3rd imp. London(Hamilton) 1949. Fine.


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    Novissima et Accuratissima Regnorum Hispaniae et Portugalliae. by DE WIT, Frederick (c. 1630-1706)

    Amsterdam: F. De Wit, [c. 1759]. Single sheet, (21 ¼ x 24 ½ inches; 19 7/8 x 23 ¾ inches to the neat line; full margins showing the plate mark). Fine engraved map of the Iberian peninsula, showing the Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal, with ORIGINAL HAND COLOR IN FULL, the individual territories shown in different bold watercolors of yellow, green, and pink, the decorative title cartouche showing classical figures, one painting a portrait of Charles III of Spain with the caption "Caro iii D.G. Hisp. Et Ind. Rex," HEIGHTENED WITH LIQUID GOLD, and two fine compass roses decorated with LIQUID GOLD (old central fold, edges slightly frayed, lightly toned). Extremely fine map of Spain and Portugal. SKILLFULLY AND ATTRACTIVELY HAND-COLORED, and embellished with LIQUID GOLD. With a gorgeous asymmetrical historiated title cartouche. The fifth son of Philip V of Spain, but the eldest by his second wife Elizabeth Farnese, Charles III reigned over Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 until 1788. Prior to ascending to the throne, as Duke of Parma he conquered the kingdoms of Naples and Sicily in 1734, being crowned their king the following year. Upon succeeding to the Spanish throne in 1759, Charles abdicated the Neapolitan and Sicilian thrones in favor of Ferdinand, his third surviving son, who became Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. In early 1762, Spain entered the Seven Years' War, with two main objectives: to invade Portugal and capture Jamaica. Both campaigns were thwarted, and resulted in Spain's loss of Havana and Manila. The following year, in 1763, the Treaty of Paris determined that Spain would cede Florida to Great Britain in exchange for the return of Havana and Manila. These and other conflicts with Great Britain would inspire Charles to support the American revolutionaries during their War of Independence, despite any concerns he may have had that it would set a bad example for the Spanish colonies in that part of the world. Spanish military operations in West Florida and on the Mississippi River helped the 13 colonies secure their southern and western frontiers from British attack..


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    Vasco de Gama ou l'epopee des Portugais aux Indes by VASCO DA GAMA. Alaux,Jean-P

    Paris: Collection du Galion d'Or, 1931. hardcover. fine. Text by Jean-Paul Alavx and aquarelles by Gustave Alavx. 4to, beautifully bound in full brown morocco, inner dentelles and with the original wrappers bound in. Rubricated title, deckled edges. Paris: Editions Duchartre; Collection du Galion d'Or, (1931). Fine.


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    Conflict and Change in Portugal 1974-1984: (Conflitos e Mudanças em Portugal 1974-1984) by Ferreira, Eduardo De Sousa, Ed

    Teorema. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1985. Softcover. Paper covers are mildly rubbed, light corner bump, no other defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. Errata sheet laid in. . Proceedings of the Third International Meeting on Modern Portugal, Durham New Hampshire. Twenty papers in English and Portuguese. . Trade PB. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 342 pages. F6 .


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    Boletim do Núcleo Cultural da Horta. Vol. 2, No. 2, Novembro, 1960 by Machado, Frederico, ed

    Horta, Açores: Núcleo Cultural da Horta, 1960. First edition. Paper wrappers. A very good copy, number label a foot of spine, sunned wrappers with some edgewear, interior clean.. [135-288] pp. Illus. with 24 b/w photos and 1 b/w plate. 8vo. Celebrates the 'V Centenario' of the Death of Infante D. Henrique.


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    Chorographical Map of the Kingdom of Portugal Divided into it's Grand Provinces by FADEN, William

    London: William Faden, 1797. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 29" x 20". Beautiful topographical details. Minor aging around edges.


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    Fabled Shore - From the Pyrenees to Portugal by Macaulay, Rose

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1973. A few illustrations, octavo, pp (10), 200, fore-edge foxed, otherwise excellent condition internally, black cloth very good, in a good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped, and now protected in a removable cover. [Rose Macaulay traveled down the Catalonian, Valencian, Andalusian, and Algrave coast in the 1940s, just after the Spanish Civil War, when the roads were still pitted with shell holes and the victors were rebuilding their war-torn churches. Fabled Shore, her fascinating account of this trip, has become one of the classics in travel writing. Steeped in Spanish history, and filled with stories of her meetings with children, fishermen, and the still-active anti-Francoists, it describes the coast of Spain before the tourists of sun-starved Northern Europe invaded, turning it into a commercial center. Benidorm was then a fishing village frequented by smugglers; Torremolinos, a small town boasting but a single hotel. Versed Spanish history and architecture, Macaulay (who attracted enormous attention, traveling as an unaccompanied woman in a car) has left a marvelous picture of Spain as it was and, in some ways, still is. "Rewarding for those who know and love Spain or for those who hope to do so someday." ]. Cloth. Very Good/Very Slightly Worn.


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