Cultura, e opulencia do Brasil por suas drogas, e minas Return to object viewer Cultura, e opulencia do Brasil por suas drogas, e minas Creator Antonil, André João Place Lisboa Publisher Na Officina Real Deslandesiana Date Anno de 1711 Notes Signatures: *⁸ A-N⁸ (*1, *2, *8, G5, H8, M3, N7 versos blank; N8 blank) (C2 missigned C3)Signed on p. , 1st count: O Anonymo ToscanoThis first and rare edition of Antonil's book was seized and destroyed by the Portuguese government for the information it revealed about Brazil's lucrative sugar industry and gold mines. To publish news about the riches of that colony would arouse envy and lead to aggression by other nations. It's an important book on eighteenth century Brazil's economic and social historyAndré João Antonil is the pseudonym of João Antonio Andreoni, an Italian Jesuit priest born in Tuscany, who was attracted to Brazil in 1681 by Father Antonio VieiraTitle vignette Local notes John Carter Brown Library copy has an early manuscript note on half title about the rarity of the book: Libro divenuto rariss°. a ragione che il Rè D. Giovanni V mandò raccogliere tutti gli Esemplari, che fù possible per timore di dar gusto ai Straniere dell' opulencia del Brasile JCB Call Number C711 .A635c Format Not fiction Contains Illustrations Printed Book Subject Imprint 1711 CPJCB Sugar growing, Brazil Gold mines and mining, Brazil Brazil, Economic conditions Tobacco, Brazil Normalized Place of Publication Portugal Lisbon 1.1X ? Dimensions 20 cm. (4to in 8s) Add to project Close notification Looks like you're on a mobile device To annotate, collaborate, and publish projects you need to switch to desktop.