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 Esmeraldo de situ orbis
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Esmeraldo de situ orbis


Duarte Pacheco Pereira

Date: Written between 1505 and 1508; not published until 1892

Original Language: Portuguese


Duarte Pacheco Pereira wrote his Esmeraldo in situ orbis between 1505 and 1508. The work consists of a Prologue and four Books (livros), each comprising chapters which deal primarily with geographical and navigational information. However, there are also references to historical event…

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Newitt, Malyn, “ Esmeraldo de situ orbis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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