Written in 1494, only rediscovered in the 20th century: a letter to Queen Isabelle I of Spain requesting expeditions to Africa

Portuguese Memorial

Portugal — 1494

Portuguese Memorial

Portuguese Memorial

Portugal — 1494

  1. This is a 1494 letter from a Portuguese noble to Queen Isabella I (1451–1504) urging her to send expeditions to Africa

  2. This important document had lain unnoticed in Simancas until its discovery in the 20th century

  3. A precious find from the early days of the Age of Exploration and Colonization

Portuguese Memorial

Alternative Titles:
  • Memorial Portugués
Portuguese Memorial – leg. 367, doc. 142 – Archivo General (Simancas, Spain)
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Alternative Titles
Memorial Portugués
Size / Format
50 pages / 33.0 x 23.0 cm
Origin
Portugal
Date
1494
Language
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1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Portuguese Memorial“

Memorial Portugués
Portuguese Memorial – leg. 367, doc. 142 – Archivo General (Simancas, Spain)
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Memorial Portugués

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Testimonio Compañía Editorial – Madrid, 1994
Limited Edition
980 copies
Binding
Full leather
Commentary
1 volume by Itsvan Sazszdi and Katlin Klimes-Szmik
Language: Spanish
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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