DICIONÁRIO TOPOGRÁFICO, HISTÓRICO, DESCRITIVO da COMARCA do ALTO-AMAZONAS / DICTIONARY of the UPPER AMAZON by BRAZIL NAVY CAPTAIN Facsimile of 1852 Edition
DICIONÁRIO TOPOGRÁFICO, HISTÓRICO, DESCRITIVO da COMARCA do ALTO-AMAZONAS, por Lourenço da Silva Araújo e Amazonas, Capitão Tenente da Armada.
(DICTIONARY TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL and DESCRIPTIVE of the UPPER AMAZON REGION of PORTUGAL'S COLONY (da Comarca), by Lourenço da Silva Araújo e Amazonas, Captain of the Brazilian Navy.
Brazilian book with Portuguese text. Published in Manaus, Brazil, 1984. First volume in the Coleção Hiléia Amazônica (Hiléia Amazonica Collection). Facsimile reprint of the edition originally published in 1852.
Softcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21.5 cm), 208 pages plus an Errata page plus a fold open table at the rear.
GOOD condition: the covers have some creased corners and the spine is creased and has wear at its ends, internally lightly used and still bright, clean, clear and unmarked.
About the author Lourenço da Silva Araújo Amazonas (from Wikipedia):
******Lourenço da Silva Araújo Amazonas, b.1803 d.1864, was an officer in the Brazilian Navy, ethnographer, and writer of the first novel on the Amazon based on real events.
He did his primary studies in his native province of Bahia and then in Rio de Janeiro, then went on to the navy where he reached the rank of captain. He spent a long time in the Amazon, having studied the Amazon River and its tributaries.
He was awarded the Imperial Order of Avis and Imperial Order of the Rose He was a partner at the Brazilian Historical and Geographic Institute.******