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Memorias sobre a influencia dos descobrimentos portuguezes no conhecimento das plantas

I. - Memoria sobre a Malagueta

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Published: 1878
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 22,322 / 81 pg
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 365
Added to site: 2009.02.13
mnybks.net#: 23416
Genre: History
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e extremado valor. Dos seus heroicos feitos na India fazem menção João de Barros, Castanheda e Camões. Voltando da India governou o castello da Mina, e caíndo depois, por intrigas que lhe moveram, no desagrado d'el-rei, foi preso e terminou a vida pobre e abandonado. Da ingratidão d'el-rei D. Manuel o vingaram bem algumas admiraveis oitavas de Camões[17]. O Esmeraldo foi terminado, ao que parece, no anno de 1503, isto é logo que Duarte Pacheco voltou da India, para onde fôra em 1503 na armada de Affonso de Albuquerque, e aonde ainda permanecia em 1504. Attendendo ao curto periodo decorrido entre o regresso do oriente e o offerecimento do livro a el-rei D. Manuel, é natural suppor que estivesse já composto antes da sua partida, e que as informações minuciosas sobre a costa de Africa, que ali se encontram, fossem colligidas nas viagens de que Duarte Pacheco falla, feitas nos fins do seculo XV, ainda em tempo de D.

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