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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Short Description

Memorial sent by a Portuguese noble to Queen Isabella of Castile in 1494 urging her to send expeditions towards Africa rather than to the Indies. This important document had lain unnoticed in the General Record Office in Simancas since the 16th century, until its discovery by Professor Itsvan Szaszdi León-Borja of Valladolid University and Professor Katalin Klimes Szmik of Budapest University, the joint authors of the study and transcription contained in the accompanying volume.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Memorial Portugués
Size / Format
50 pages / 33.0 × 23.0 cm
Origin
Portugal
Date
1494
Language
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Memorial Portugués Facsimile

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

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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