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The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque Second Viceroy of India in (4 Vols-Set). Translated from the Portuguese edition of 1774

Walter De Gray Birch, AES, 2000, Reprint, 1130 p, maps, figs, ISBN : 812061514X, $175.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque Second Viceroy of India in 4 Vols. Translated from the Portuguese edition of 1774/Walter De Gray Birch

Contents: Vol. I. Portrait of Afonso Dalboquerque. Introduction. Chronology of Part I. 1. Title to the edition of 1774, etc. 2. Epistle dedicatory of Nicolao Pagliarini to the Marquez De Pombal. 3. To the reader: i. Sketch of the life and character of Afonso Dalboquerque. ii. Account of Afonso Dalboquerque, the younger. 4. Epistle dedicatory of Afonso Dalboquerque, the younger, to the King D. Sebastiao (originally prefixed to the second edition of 1576). 5. Titles of the chapters contained in the first part. 6. Commentaries of Afonso Dalboquerque, Part I. 7. Map of Arabia, from M.S. Sloane, 197, fo. 154. 8. Plan of Ormuz, from the same M.S., fo. 156.

Vol. II. Portrait of Afonso Dalboquerque, from the editions of 1774. Preface. Chronology of Part II. Title to the edition of 1774—Part II. Titles of the chapters contained in the second part. I. Commentaries of Afonso Dalboquerque—Part II: 1. Reply of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque to Lourenco de Brito. 2. The lustructions which Fr. Luis carried. 3. Of the province of Malabar, and of some customs which the people of Malabar practise. 4. Of the site and foundation of the city of Goa. 5. Letter which the Great Afonso Dalboquerque wrote, and sent by Ruy Gomez to the Xeque Ismael. 6. Instructions which the Great Afonso Dalboquerque gave to Ruy Gomez, concerning that which he was to say to the Xeque Israel. 7. Letter which the Great Afonso Dalboquerque wrote to the King of Ormuz. 8. Letter from Gopicaica, Chief Alguazil of the King of Cambaya, to the Great Afonso Dalboquerque. 9. Letter from the Great Afonso Dalboquerque to the Chief Alguazil of the King of Cambaya. 10. Letter to the Great Afonso Dalboquerque to Timoja. II. Map of India, from the Portolano of Fernao Vaz Dourado, circ. 1570. III. Portrait of Dom Francisco Dalmeida, first Viceroy of India, from M.S. Sloane, 197, folio 9. IV. Plan of Goa, from the same M.S., folio 248.

Vol. III. Portrait of Dom Vasco Da Gama, sixth Viceroy of India, from M.S. Sloan, 197. f. 18. Introduction. Chronology of Part III. Title to the edition of 1774—Part III. Titles of the chapters contained in the Third Part. I. Commentaries of Afonso Dalboquerque—Part III: 1. Letter which the Great Afonso Dalboquerque wrote to the Hidalcao as soon as Goa had been taken. 2. Speech of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque before the second storming of Malaca. 3. Instructions to the Portuguese Ambassador setting out to Siam. 4. Oration of Camillo Portio to Pope Leo X, upon the conquest of Malaca. 5. Letter of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque to the King of Portugal concerning the maintenance of Portuguese power in Goa. 6. Articles which the king sent to Afonso Dalboquerque concerning Goa. II. Map of the Malay peninsula and adjacent parts, from the Portolano of Diego Homem, A.D. 1558. III. Pedigree of the kings of Malaca. IV. Bird’s eye view of Malaca, from Correa’s Lendas da India. V. Plan of the fortifications of Malada, from M.S. Sloan. 197, f. 382. VI. Scheme of the Portuguese coinage of Malaca. VII. Probable plan of the military operations of Afonso Dalboquerque against Rocalcao. VIII. Portrait of Diogo Lopes De Siqueyra, fourth Viceroy of India, from M.S. Sloan. 197, f. 15. Appendix.

Vol. IV. Portrait of Afonso Dalboquerque, from Correa’s Lendas da India. Introduction. Chronology of Part IV. Title to the edition of 1774—Part IV. Titles of the chapters contained in the fourth part. 1. Commentaries of Afonso Dalboquerque—Part IV : Of the situation of the city of Adem. 2. View of Adem, from Correa. 3. The cross which Afonso Dalboquerque saw in the sky, from the edition of 1774, part IV, p. 50. 4. View of the Portuguese fortress of Calicut, from Correa. 5. Shield of arms of the Lords of Castello Dalboquerbque, from the edition of 1774, part IV. P. 253. 6. Shield of arms of Afonso Dalboquerque, from the title-pages of the edition of 1774. Appendix: 1. Title-page, dedicatory Epistle, and Colophon of the first edition of the commentaries, from the unique copy in the Sunderland library. 2. Pedigree of Afonso Dalboquerque, and genealogical notes of the family, Lansdowne M.S. 189. 3. Description of Lopo Soarez successor of Afonso Dalboquerque, from Pedro Barretto de Resende’s Livro do Estado da India Oriental, British Museum, Sloane M.S. 197, f. 136. 4. Account of Curiate, descripsam da Fortalleza de Curiate que he a Primeyra do Estreyto de Ormuz antes de Mascate, British Museum, Sloane M.S. 197, f. 115. 5. Description of Ormus, British Museum, Sloane M.S. 197, f. 157. 6. Description of Bassora, British Museum, Sloane M.S. 197, f. 161. 7. Description of Sinde, British Museum, Sloane M.S. 197, f. 1676. 8. Description of Chaul, Sloane M.S. 197, f. 236. 9. Description of the fortress of Onor, Sloane M.S. 197, f. 285. 10. Description of the Maldive islands, Sloane M.S. 197, f. 377. Index. Glossary.

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